At Roper and Sons Funeral Home, we understand that a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes and, at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks, and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process.

To learn more about grief counseling and support options, contact us directly at 402-476-1225 or

If you or someone you know is seeking grief support, please join us for our Grief Groups. We offer a variety of types of support, open to all ages.

Two of our groups meet every Sunday from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Roper & Sons Reception Facility at 4300 O Street.

A group designed specifically to meet the needs of those whose loved one died as a result of substance use or abuse meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at our South Lincoln Chapel, from 5 – 6 p.m..

Our groups are free and open to the public, regardless of whether or not funeral services were provided by Roper & Sons Funeral Home. View our grief support articles below.

Community Grief Resources

The following are programs that are available throughout the community. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy…

Six Mourning Needs

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., has identified what he calls the “six mourning needs.” There are several ways to address each of these needs and to find comfort…

Basic Needs of the Bereaved

Grief is a normal, healthy process of life. Being a supportive friend can mean the world to someone who has experienced the death of a…

Understanding Grief

At some point in our lives, we all have to face the reality of losing a friend or family member to death. The idea of losing someone we love can make even…