Choosing a Headstone for a Veteran

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When it comes to honoring the brave men and women who have served our country, selecting the best headstone is a crucial decision. A well-crafted monument for a veteran not only pays tribute to their sacrifice but also serves as a lasting symbol of their legacy. […]

Headstones, Monuments & Memorials: Frequently Asked Questions

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At Tegeler Monument Company, we understand that designing a monument or headstone can be a difficult and emotional process. That’s why we’re here to help guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the right material and design to coordinating with the cemetery for installation. […]

Things to Consider When Buying a Headstone

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When a loved one passes away, choosing a headstone can be a daunting task. A headstone is not only a way to honor the memory of your loved one but also a lasting symbol of their life. […]

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

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Death is an unfortunate and inevitable part of life. One of the many challenging aspects of losing a loved one is the financial burden that comes with arranging a meaningful, memorable funeral. […]

Planning a Funeral on a Tight Budget

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Losing a loved one is one of life’s most challenging experiences, and planning a funeral can add to the stress and emotional burden.  […]

Long-Term Tips for Maintaining a Grave Monument

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A cemetery staff’s priority is to maintain the grounds, roads, and buildings as a whole in a cemetery. Unfortunately, it’s not practical for the crew to provide the level of attention and care many desire for their deceased loved ones.  […]

Choosing Headstone Imagery for a Loved One

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When a loved one passes, there are many decisions to be made, including how to best memorialize them on a headstone.  […]

Cremation vs. Burial: Things to Know

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Processing the passing of a loved one is a difficult time, so it’s important to lean on family and friends and the help of experts, like the funeral director and your local monument company, to make the decisions you need. […]

Choosing a Shade of Granite for a Headstone

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Writing a The wording engraved on the headstone can reflect the personality of your loved one, share something important about them, or serve as a farewell message from the family. […]

Burial and Cremation FAQs

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Processing the passing of a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made and steps to take after a loved one is gone, and it can be confusing if you don’t know where to start.  […]

6 Considerations for Choosing Headstone Engravings

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Writing a The wording engraved on the headstone can reflect the personality of your loved one, share something important about them, or serve as a farewell message from the family. […]

Tips for Writing a Eulogy

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Writing a eulogy to properly honor and commemorate a loved one is a big responsibility. […]

Considerations for Funeral Preplanning

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Planning your funeral in advance can not only help make sure your wishes are fulfilled, but also help make the grieving process easier on your loved ones after you’re gone. […]

Considerations for Choosing a Grave Marker for Your Loved One

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If your loved one didn’t already have a grave marker chosen, designed, or purchased, or didn’t leave any instruction for you, this is one detail you’ll have to work through with a local monument company.  […]

Choosing the Best Cemetery

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If you are planning a funeral, you may be wondering how to go about choosing a cemetery. […]

Tips for Choosing a Monument Company

Working with a family-owned, experienced monument company can ease the stress of planning a funeral and paying tribute to your loved one. […]

Advice for Helping a Grieving Parent

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Many couples wish to be memorialized together as a lasting tribute to their Thinking about the end of Loss is a normal part of life experienced by all people. The loss of a partner or child can be particularly challenging and unique.  […]

A Guide to Popular Types of Memorials

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Many couples wish to be memorialized together as a lasting tribute to their Thinking about the end of life can be difficult, but planning ahead can help take the burden off of your loved ones once you’re gone.  […]

Couples’ Burial FAQs

Many couples wish to be memorialized together as a lasting tribute to their love and partnership. […]

How to Budget for a Funeral

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Recent data shows that funerals cost between $7,600 and $12,000 in 2021, and over $10,000 in Maryland. […]

Which Material Should I Choose for My Loved One’s Memorial?

Deciding what material to use for a loved one’s memorial is an important choice. […]

Choosing an Epitaph for a Loved One

Deciding on an epitaph for a loved one can be a big responsibility. You and your family are experiencing a difficult time, and making decisions about memorializing someone can be challenging. […]

A Memorial is a Major Investment

Purchasing a memorial is a major investment of time and money and should be undertaken with great thought and care. The Tegeler Monument Companies (W.S. Tegeler Monument Co – westside and Loeblein Memorials – eastside) recommends careful and relaxed planning when purchasing a memorial. […]

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How to Choose the Right Memorial

Choosing the right memorial to commemorate yourself or your loved one is an important decision. You want the memorial to reflect your loved one in a tasteful way. Right now, you probably have a lot of different questions running through you mind. […]

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What is Cemetery Lettering?

If you have purchased a pre-need monument or marker and need to add an inscription, Tegeler Monument and Loeblein Memorials can help. Whether you need to add an entire panel or just a simple death date, we will make this process as easy as possible for you. […]

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Choosing a Design for Granite Memorials

When deciding on a design for your memorial, you want to choose something that reflects the owner’s personality. Whether you are purchasing a stone for a loved one who has passed or ordering a pre-need stone for you and your spouse, it can be a tough decision choosing what to put on the stone. […]

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What is Included in a Bronze Marker Purchase?

The names of your loved one(s) as well as their dates are included in the price of a bronze marker. When purchasing a bronze marker for two people, a companion bronze, the family name is included as well. […]

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What Add-ons are Available for Memorials?

When shopping for a memorial for your loved one, you want it to be as unique to their personality as possible. Maybe they had a beloved car or a favorite hobby that you would like to showcase on their memorial. […]