Obituaries

Dale Larson
B: 1924-08-17
D: 2017-11-17
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Larson, Dale
Richard Meade
B: 1921-07-14
D: 2017-11-13
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Meade, Richard
David Wilson
B: 1952-07-06
D: 2017-11-12
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Wilson, David
Daniel Kribs
B: 1948-03-03
D: 2017-11-12
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Kribs, Daniel
Theodore Hill
B: 1930-08-13
D: 2017-11-12
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Hill, Theodore
Peggy Bush
B: 1931-11-17
D: 2017-11-11
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Bush, Peggy
Phil Edie
B: 1928-09-05
D: 2017-11-11
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Edie, Phil
Janice Orr
B: 1931-03-31
D: 2017-11-06
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Orr, Janice
Thomas Alleman
B: 1947-12-15
D: 2017-11-05
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Alleman, Thomas
Robert Tripp
B: 1924-05-20
D: 2017-11-02
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Tripp, Robert
Frank Guetschow
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2017-10-28
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Guetschow, Frank
Roy Williams
B: 1953-12-02
D: 2017-10-28
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Williams, Roy
Charles Miller
B: 1936-11-21
D: 2017-10-24
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Miller, Charles
Robert Sporer
B: 1929-07-18
D: 2017-10-23
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Sporer, Robert
Patricia Matchinski
D: 2017-10-20
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Matchinski, Patricia
Sharon Tucker
B: 1947-05-30
D: 2017-10-18
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Tucker, Sharon
Cora Van Avery
B: 1929-01-20
D: 2017-10-15
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Van Avery, Cora
Diane Galinis
B: 1948-10-08
D: 2017-10-13
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Galinis, Diane
Wanda Pullen
B: 1926-04-13
D: 2017-10-13
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Pullen, Wanda
Marilyn Johnson
B: 1927-07-31
D: 2017-10-11
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Johnson, Marilyn
Patricia Steele
B: 1926-06-25
D: 2017-10-11
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Steele, Patricia

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 269-679-5622 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014