By Tara Nelson
Jerns Funeral Chapel and on-site crematorium in Bellingham and Blaine recently added two pre-arrangement counselors to help people make plans before they or their loved ones pass away.
Fred Gustafson and Ted Weatherly are assisting individuals and families with their pre-arrangements after earning state licenses. Both Gustafson and Weatherly provide information on the options available for the type of service, burial or cremation that one may want.
“We’ve added staff because we see how pre-arrangements relieve families of stress that comes from making funeral and financial decisions during a time that already is quite emotional for them,” said Jerns Funeral Chapel owner Brad Bytnar.
Jerns Funeral Chapel is located at 800 East Sunset Drive in Bellingham and at 464 Eighth Street in Blaine. For more information, call 734-0070 or visit their website at www.jernsfuneralchapel.net.