Obituaries

Donald Thompson
B: 1924-02-01
D: 2018-11-04
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Thompson, Donald
Rose Reynolds
B: 1924-01-08
D: 2018-10-29
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Reynolds, Rose
Anne Zavitz
B: 1978-11-14
D: 2018-10-21
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Zavitz, Anne
Marjorie Hall
B: 1923-08-07
D: 2018-10-17
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Hall, Marjorie
Bruce Stubbs
B: 1945-12-22
D: 2018-10-15
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Stubbs, Bruce
Charles Shawkence
B: 1956-06-11
D: 2018-10-07
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Shawkence, Charles
Herman Veenstra
B: 1976-12-24
D: 2018-10-04
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Veenstra, Herman
Buddy Bailey
B: 1938-08-21
D: 2018-10-04
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Bailey, Buddy
Angela Holmes
B: 1940-10-12
D: 2018-10-04
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Holmes, Angela
James Lemire
B: 1966-05-24
D: 2018-10-03
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Lemire, James
Lise Hinton
B: 1943-10-17
D: 2018-09-15
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Hinton, Lise
Jean Steer
B: 1931-03-05
D: 2018-09-04
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Steer, Jean
Joyce Watkinson
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2018-09-02
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Watkinson, Joyce
Florence Young
B: 1942-07-12
D: 2018-09-02
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Young, Florence
Matthew George
B: 1993-06-11
D: 2018-08-31
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George, Matthew
Irene Masschelein
B: 1928-07-30
D: 2018-08-30
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Masschelein, Irene
Karen Waters
B: 1944-09-14
D: 2018-08-28
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Waters, Karen
Petronella Van Gorp
B: 1922-08-09
D: 2018-08-27
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Van Gorp, Petronella
Murray Lagerwerf
B: 1944-03-15
D: 2018-08-25
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Lagerwerf, Murray
Carol Duggan (Isaac—Charlton)
B: 1941-10-02
D: 2018-08-25
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Duggan (Isaac—Charlton), Carol
Robert Jefferson
B: 1933-03-18
D: 2018-08-18
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Jefferson, Robert

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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 1-844-445-7467 to begin.

Online Sources:

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