Grief Support Resources | Battle Creek, MI
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Grief Support Resources


Grief Support Resources

Every person grieves loss on his or her own terms.

We “understand” grief when we surrender our need to compare our grief to others' and our need to completely understand the reason of the death.

Surrendering to the unknowable mystery is a courageous choice, an act of faith, a trust in God and in ourselves.” -Dr. Alan Wolfelt

We strive to be our community's resource for anything that will help family and friends work through the grief that comes with the death of someone we love.

The last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. we hold a pot luck dinner in our reception hall for all grief members that share the commonality of loss.

We use training from Dr. Alan Wolfelt's Center For Loss and Life Transitions Center to facilitate various grief support groups at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Marshall Chapel.

Our next grief support group starts on August 25th. Please contact Melanie Johnson, Bereavement Coordinator via email at or via phone at 269-781-9858 to reserve your spot.

Grief Support During COVID-19 E-Book

"Grieving Alone & Together; Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic. by Sara Murphy, PhD, CT with foreword by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD"

Grief Resources for Children & Teens

Like adults, children and teens grieve in different ways. 

Below are a few useful resources to help children and teens work through grief.

Grief Toolkit from Sesame Street

"Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together."

Sesame Street in Communities Grief Resources

"Coping with the death of a loved one brings enormous challenges for the whole family. Grieving may never completely end, but working through the difficult feelings can become easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together."

Ele's Place

"Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families."

Fall Grief Group

Kempf Funeral Home Marshall

723 US Hwy 27 North

Wed. Aug 25 – Oct 27

From 6:00-7:30pm

RSVP 269-781-9858

A year of daily grief support

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Contact Us

Battle Creek Chapel
2838 Capital Ave SW
| Battle Creek, MI 49015
Tel: (269) 979-3838
Bellevue Chapel
205 N Elizabeth St
| Bellevue, MI 49021
Tel: (269) 763-9511
Homer Chapel
303 S Hillsdale St
| Homer, MI 49245
Tel: (517) 568-3030
Marshall Chapel
723 US HWY 27 North
| Marshall, MI 49068
Tel: (269) 781-9858

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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