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Randy Williams
B: 1956-03-02
D: 2024-05-22
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Williams , Randy
Roscoe Mart
B: 1930-01-15
D: 2024-05-08
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Mart , Roscoe
Roger Kool
B: 1955-05-25
D: 2024-04-11
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Kool, Roger
Gene Rouze
B: 1943-12-26
D: 2024-03-24
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Rouze, Gene
Darin Van Arkel
B: 1968-12-27
D: 2024-02-19
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Van Arkel, Darin
Jeffrey Krizer
B: 1961-09-11
D: 2024-01-30
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Krizer , Jeffrey
Drew Hatfield
B: 1948-05-11
D: 2024-01-24
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Hatfield , Drew
Heather Elswick
B: 1971-11-15
D: 2023-11-08
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Elswick , Heather
Brandy Williams Hernandez
B: 1974-12-14
D: 2023-11-07
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Williams Hernandez , Brandy
Daniel "Danny" Ott
B: 1947-12-22
D: 2023-11-04
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Ott, Daniel "Danny"
Mark Haselhuhn
B: 1954-06-03
D: 2023-09-21
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Haselhuhn, Mark
Henrietta Longcor Larson
B: 1929-11-25
D: 2023-09-09
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Longcor Larson, Henrietta
Leland Johnson
B: 1961-04-19
D: 2023-05-08
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Johnson , Leland
Karen Williams
B: 1957-02-22
D: 2023-03-16
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Williams , Karen
Larry McNeese
B: 1950-03-08
D: 2023-03-06
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McNeese , Larry
Steven Allison
B: 1952-01-06
D: 2023-01-26
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Allison, Steven
Barbara Allgood
B: 1938-04-27
D: 2022-11-27
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Allgood, Barbara
Deloris Smith
B: 1938-12-03
D: 2022-11-15
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Smith, Deloris
Brian Chambers
B: 1957-04-23
D: 2022-10-17
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Chambers , Brian
Dale Vroegh
B: 1958-03-20
D: 2022-09-27
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Vroegh, Dale
Max Ohms
B: 1936-06-17
D: 2022-08-15
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Ohms , Max

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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 641-969-4313 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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