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Quote Policy

At Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., we have a policy regarding quotes.

  • Properly cited Bible quotes are acceptable.
  • You must have express written permission from the author/publisher of any quote, poem, passage, or lyric, entitling you and specifically Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. to publish or reprint the material.
  • Without proper authorization, we cannot post the quote, poem, passage, or song lyrics on our website or include them in a condolence, prayer card, or memorial card.

Although it is not widely publicized, funeral homes have been involved in litigations concerning the use of written works. Our legal advisors have warned us about this growing trend and advised us to take caution and protect the families we serve.

We do not have the resources to investigate the copyright status of each individual quote, poem, lyric, or passage. If you can obtain proper authorization, we will be happy to publish such works.

Certain works are considered public domain, depending on their age, date of publication, and the date of the writer's death. However, this information must be provided to us before we publish the work. This applies only to U.S.-published compositions.

You may also choose to send the written work to the family via email or mail, which will alleviate the need for further research, authorizations, or verification. If needed, we can forward an email or letter on your behalf.

Thank you for your understanding.