"When you lose someone unexpectedly and sudden, the process of preparing a funeral is something that has never crossed your mind. While planning my brother's funeral, Spencer and his thoughtful staff helped us through the tough decisions we had to make and answered the many questions we had. His compassion, empathy and kindness got our family through a devastating time. Spencer not only saw us through the planning stages and funeral, but has become a friend to our family and continues to help us through our grieving stages. He truly is a blessing to our family and also the community."
Jennifer D., Essexville, Michigan, January 04, 2014
My family’s experience with Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services was nothing short of extraordinary, and, I believe this was due in great part to Spencer Skorupski, the President, Manager & Funeral Director of the organization. During one of the most difficult and saddest times in my family’s history, Spencer was truly there for us. He was knowledgeable, resourceful, available, responsive to every question and incredibly sensitive to my family’s needs. Spencer became a dear friend, providing genuine compassion, support, and, it seemed, almost as though he had been a dear member of our family for years, even though we had just met. Spencer seemed to understand our deep grief, and considering our financial constraints, provided a level of personal commitment, support, services and the resources beyond what we had thought was even remotely possible. The Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services facilities and the setting, are expansive, elegant, quiet, and beautifully appointed. The transportation services and the cremation services were also very well thought out and delivered with the utmost regard for both the family and the dear departed. Every service was highly respectful and gave us the closure that we needed as this very sad time. The staff was very attentive, anticipated our needs, looking after every detail, and sensitive to the times when the family needed to have privacy. I cannot recommend this organization enough for the thoughtful, compassionate support that was given to my family, and the memory of an experience where our dear loved one was treated with greatest respect and care.
We mentioned that we would like to have M & M's in dishes, because it was special for our family (intending to take care of it ourselves) and Spencer jumped right in and offered to take care of it. The obituary was very warm and personal. Our whole experience with Spencer and his help was caring beyond the normal.
The Family of Carl "Jack" Walker, Essexville, Michigan, December 07, 2013
When my grandma passed away in June my mom didn't think she could make it through the funeral. After meeting with Spencer at Skorupski's, that all changed. Spencer has brought every positive experience he has learned about in celebrating the life of a loved one and included his own personal touch while allowing the family to mourn their loss. From letting us choose our own background music to placing a beautiful picture of her on a billboard and even allowing us to provide our family and friends with a necklace in remembrance of her, Skorupski's Family Funeral Home provided our family with a life changing positive funeral experience. Skorupski's continues to provide healing to families through his support gatherings and community events. With heartfelt thanks and appreciation, we will continue to refer our family and friends to your family business.
The Family of Virginia Wakefield, Bay City, Michigan, November 26, 2013
The recent loss of my son was devastating! I had no idea where to start or what to do next. Little did I Know, my new angel in heaven directed to me to another angel right here on earth, Spencer Skorupski! What a blessing! I didn't realize Skorupski's was out in Essexville. I was heartsick because I wanted to be on the west side where my son grew up. I was too consumed with grief to change it. But it didn't take long to realize that we ended up exactly where we were meant to be. First Spencer came out to our home. He provided us with everything we needed to get through those first dreaded steps that are so hard to face. It was extremely helpful to have some sense of direction already thought out for you, when you can barely breathe let alone think clearly. When we all left the funeral home after meeting together the following day, every one of us spoke of the peace and comfort we all felt. We were so at peace that spencer would be keeping him there. Everything Spencer does is thoughtful and heartfelt. It takes a special kind of person to do what he does but there is no doubt that he was born to do this! He was there from the beginning and continues to be a friend as well as a support even though his job is done. Aside from the big things, there are so many little things he does that mean so much, so many personal touches he adds, so many things he goes the extra mile for that he doesn't have to. I can't express enough how wonderful he and his entire staff were/are! Both days, including the funeral, were memorably beautiful and uniquely personalized to my son and our family. I am so happy we found our way there! I will be making plans to be here when my day comes and I absolutely recommend Skorupski's to everyone! ....Once upon leaving, he showed me his door mat that says "Enter as strangers, leave as family" and that is truly the way it is! God Bless You Spencer Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services!
The Friends & Family of Zak Marsh, Bay City, Michigan, October 22, 2013
This is our first funeral as siblings, so we always had a parent around to help with the funeral plans. I don't know how you could improve on something that we all felt was just perfect. You did things that we didn't know and made our father's funeral very special to us. From making us feel like family, being at our beckon call, handling our loved one with respect, right down to putting our father in his final resting place. This is the first funeral we didn't have anything to complain about. We would highly recommend Skorupski Funeral Home to all our family and friends. They go beyond our needs! They could not do enough for us, they made us feel at peace!
Letter to the Editor: This is regarding the article about Spencer Skorupski and his new funeral home. We were very interested in the article because we are one of the many families defrauded of over $5,000 by the former manager of Stapish Cederberg Funeral Homes, Erica Kaznowski. She stole over $400,000 from over 89 families. We have recently had the pleasure of doing business with Spencer Skorupski. We found him to be knowledgeable, respectable, personable, compassionate, and above all, honest. We have put our trust in this man and feel very good about it. We were devastated when we lost our money, and we were left with no funeral arrangements for our ill loved one and very little money to pay for a funeral. Mr. Skorupski took it upon himself to try to right a terrible wrong that he had nothing to do with. He will be doing our funeral at his cost. He will not profit from this funeral. In this day and age, when it seems there are so many evil people like Erica Kaznowski preying on the elderly, and society in general it is refreshing to meet and do business with an honest and caring person. We would highly recommend the Skorupski Family Funeral Home. Thank you so much Mr. Skorupski
Thank you very much for your kindness and compassion for our family in our time of need. You and your staff did a wonderful job in making everything come together so beautifully, and with so little stress.
Dear Spencer and Staff, We would like to thank you for handling my Grandfather, Kenneth Schultz's arrangements. You really go above and beyond the call of duty when taking care of families in a time of not thinking clearly because all too often we are drained in planning and grieving. Your establishment made me and my husband choose you for our future arrangements. We will look forward to working with you on that, not too soon though! Essexville is lucky to have their funeral home back with such a professional, dedicated staff. We were impressed Spencer. You are an old soul for your age and we wish you continued success in the Bay City/Essexville area. Your kind heart in an industry that has gone too "corporate" in a day and age when maybe we should get back to what really counts. We like all the technology that you have to offer so we can see what everyone else has to say about my Grandpa, being that we don't live in the area anymore. Extra nice touches everywhere. All in all we would suggest to anyone in that area if they were looking for a place for somewhere to help them through a traumatic experience, to begin with is to call you as soon as they gather their wits. Thanks again Spencer!