Obituaries

Larry Dunn
B: 1957-06-06
D: 2019-09-18
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Dunn, Larry
Fred Davis
B: 1949-04-25
D: 2019-09-17
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Davis , Fred
James Whitehead
B: 1942-03-18
D: 2019-08-20
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Whitehead, James
Wanda Edwards
B: 1928-11-14
D: 2019-08-03
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Edwards, Wanda
Martha Emanuel
B: 1958-12-25
D: 2019-05-02
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Emanuel, Martha
Donna Sheets
B: 1954-10-16
D: 2019-04-25
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Sheets, Donna
Evelyn DenHartog
B: 1933-08-31
D: 2019-04-15
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DenHartog, Evelyn
Lloyd Jager
B: 1937-05-22
D: 2019-03-15
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Jager, Lloyd
Harold Ballew
B: 1953-07-08
D: 2019-01-19
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Ballew, Harold
Mildred Johnson
B: 1925-12-31
D: 2019-01-19
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Johnson, Mildred
Martha Sharp
B: 1948-02-15
D: 2019-01-05
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Sharp, Martha
Richard Williams
B: 1951-09-17
D: 2018-12-24
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Williams, Richard
Donna Hargis
B: 1937-08-21
D: 2018-11-25
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Hargis, Donna
Chester Harnden
B: 1946-04-01
D: 2018-11-14
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Harnden, Chester
Denise Johnson
B: 1978-06-23
D: 2018-09-25
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Johnson, Denise
LeRoy Osterloh
B: 1946-03-14
D: 2018-09-13
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Osterloh, LeRoy
Terry Kirby
B: 1941-12-16
D: 2018-08-19
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Kirby, Terry
Kenneth Arkel
B: 1942-11-04
D: 2018-07-07
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Arkel, Kenneth
Wilma Sereg
B: 1924-08-17
D: 2018-04-25
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Sereg, Wilma
George Myers
B: 1955-04-20
D: 2018-03-22
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Myers, George
Bob Sinnif
B: 1933-10-09
D: 2018-03-14
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Sinnif, Bob

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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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