Muir Funeral Home & Celebration
of Life Center is now open
IMLAY TWP. —Muir family members, Debby, Christina, Richard and Carrie, are continuing their long tradition of serving local residents with the opening of their newest funeral home, Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, at 2650 S. Van Dyke Rd. in Imlay Township.
The building had formerly housed Village Barn Carpet & Rugs, whose owners sold the building and nine acres of property to the Muir family about a year ago.
Family spokesperson Christina Muir says the new facility’s spaciousness, amenities and professional services will be uniquely appealing to local families.
She believes the new facility’s spaciousness, amenities and professional services will be uniquely appealing to local families.
“This is very exciting for us,” says Christina. “We can now offer a very beautiful, 14,000-square-foot building that offers opportunities for us to better serve the community.
“Our new funeral home and Celebration of Life Center can comfortably accommodate families of any size,” she says. “We have nearly 100 parking spaces, making it easily accessible for families and visitors.”
Listing some of the funeral home’s amenities, Christina notes that the facility features a handicap-friendly floor plan, large viewing rooms, private and family coffee rooms, areas for luncheons, and an open ‘great room’ with a stone fireplace and outdoor patio.
“We are able to provide the community a pleasant environment to honor their loved ones,” says Christina.
Richard Muir points out that as an added convenience, Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center features a gift shop that offers refreshments, keepsakes, windchimes, garden stones, statues and memorial jewelry.
“Our cemetery headstone company, The Monument Station, has a full showroom on location,” Richard adds, “and we are able to offer families a variety of granite colors, sizes and designs in a comprehensive and modern way.
“We’re committed to providing respectful and affordable funeral, memorial and cremation services in a comfortable and charming setting, always striving to exceed the expectations of each family we serve.”
Muir family tradition
The Muir family funeral tradition began in Dryden, Michigan in 1901, when Allen, William and Walter Muir formed the original Muir Brothers.
As funeral customs evolved, the brothers expanded operations, opening new locations in Almont, Imlay City and Lapeer.
Richard Sr. and Norman Muir, the sons of Allen, managed the Almont location.
Richard Sr., a graduate of Imlay City High School and Wayne State Mortuary School, expanded his business to Romeo, with his wife Debby.
Now, Richard Sr. and Debby’s children, Richard and Christina, are continuing the family legacy with the opening of Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center.
“We feel blessed to be able to offer families our services in a most dignified fashion, and in an elegant, comfortable setting that is most fitting of their loved ones,” Christina added.
For questions or more information about the Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, call 810-724-7200.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.