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Understanding VA Funeral Benefits Weddle Funeral Service Lebanon proudly serves the men and women who have served our country. Ryan Steele and his wife Natasha own and operate the funeral home. They are a veteran and family owned business. Ryan is an Army veteran and member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has served a combat tour in Iraq, conducted military funeral honors with the Oregon Honor Guard and worked at Willamette National Cemetery as a representative. While at Willamette, he helped veterans and their spouses with eligibility, services and military honors. During his tenure, Ryan witnessed many veterans and their families who were under the impression that the Veteran’s Administration pays for everything, which is simply not the case. Additionally, he met with families who had no idea about what they were entitled to because no one took the time to educate them. He understands the importance of educating veterans and their families on what they are entitled to receive as part of their honorable service. Ryan and Natasha work with several veteran service organizations, the National Cemetery Administration, in addition to all military service branches. Many veterans are under the impression that their funeral or cremation is 100% paid for by the VA; however, this is not exactly the case. It’s important that veterans have access to their honorable discharge papers, sometimes called a DD214 or “separation papers”. “It’s our pledge as a veteran owned and operated business to ensure that every veteran is honored, educated and receives the benefits they are entitled. Our costs to help veterans for a simple cremation is $665 as we want families to have an affordable option, but we also help many families arrange for memorial services and work with many veteran organizations to be part of honoring”, says Ryan Steele. If you or your loved one would like information about your funeral benefits please give us a call at 503-769-2423 to schedule an appointment. This facility is not financed or connected in any manner with any government agency or veteran’s or other organization. Weddle Funeral Service Lebanon is located at 31 E. Ash St. Lebanon, or visit us Weddle-Funeral.com