Obituaries

Marilyn Eaton
B: 1935-11-09
D: 2017-10-16
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Eaton, Marilyn
Carlene Goldbach
B: 1933-04-18
D: 2017-10-16
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Goldbach, Carlene
Janet Butler
B: 1938-02-15
D: 2017-10-05
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Butler, Janet
Joyce Miner
B: 1944-05-07
D: 2017-09-30
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Miner, Joyce
Norman Lloyd
B: 1946-08-24
D: 2017-09-24
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Lloyd, Norman
Diana Keifer
B: 1946-05-14
D: 2017-09-19
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Keifer, Diana
Antonio D'Amico
B: 1959-02-12
D: 2017-09-14
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D'Amico, Antonio
Lawrence Lohmiller
B: 1949-05-04
D: 2017-09-11
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Lohmiller, Lawrence
John James
B: 1941-09-10
D: 2017-09-01
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James, John
Melissa Bortoli
B: 1952-11-15
D: 2017-08-31
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Bortoli, Melissa
Frank Prevendar
B: 1942-08-17
D: 2017-08-17
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Prevendar, Frank
Elizabeth Grannis
B: 1922-08-25
D: 2017-08-16
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Grannis, Elizabeth
Alfredo Labra
B: 1940-08-21
D: 2017-08-15
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Labra, Alfredo
Bernice Barnes
B: 1924-09-22
D: 2017-08-13
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Barnes, Bernice
Caroline Duarte
B: 1923-12-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Duarte, Caroline
Matthew Bernas
B: 1950-12-30
D: 2017-07-30
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Bernas, Matthew
Theresa Borowski
B: 1918-02-16
D: 2017-07-25
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Borowski, Theresa
Marie Balsie
B: 1918-05-09
D: 2017-07-25
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Balsie, Marie
Kathleen Mayer
B: 1937-10-08
D: 2017-07-22
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Mayer, Kathleen
Wanda Onstad
D: 2017-07-14
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Onstad, Wanda
Micheal Santolin
B: 1963-06-06
D: 2017-07-14
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Santolin, Micheal

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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 815-725-0100 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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