Obituaries

Elsie Strohm
B: 1924-09-23
D: 2018-12-10
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Strohm, Elsie
Ruby McBride
B: 1934-12-20
D: 2018-12-06
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McBride, Ruby
Dick Nykamp
B: 1944-03-16
D: 2018-11-26
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Nykamp, Dick
Raymond Wheeler
B: 1937-08-17
D: 2018-11-23
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Wheeler, Raymond
Winnifred Chapman
B: 1927-09-27
D: 2018-11-15
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Chapman, Winnifred
Theo Dykstra
B: 1928-06-26
D: 2018-11-11
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Dykstra, Theo
Donald Jones
B: 1938-02-17
D: 2018-11-10
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Jones, Donald
William Arnold
B: 1953-08-28
D: 2018-10-30
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Arnold, William
Melissa Howse
B: 1974-07-18
D: 2018-10-22
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Howse, Melissa
Jessie Lorraine Chambers
B: 1929-06-22
D: 2018-10-20
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Chambers, Jessie Lorraine
Caroline Irwin
B: 1934-01-17
D: 2018-10-19
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Irwin, Caroline
Bert Strobosser
B: 1930-07-10
D: 2018-10-14
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Strobosser, Bert
John Bradley
B: 1950-01-10
D: 2018-10-08
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Bradley, John
Lois Burris
B: 1938-09-28
D: 2018-09-27
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Burris, Lois
John Field
B: 1935-11-13
D: 2018-09-08
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Field, John
June Waite
B: 1929-06-16
D: 2018-09-05
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Waite, June
Kelly Van Der Molen
B: 1966-09-09
D: 2018-09-04
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Van Der Molen, Kelly
Mary Alexandria Mona Moores
B: 1923-11-26
D: 2018-08-22
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Moores, Mary Alexandria Mona
Muriel Phibbs
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2018-07-25
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Phibbs, Muriel
Douglas Gagnon
B: 1977-11-23
D: 2018-07-15
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Gagnon, Douglas
Carrissa Drehmer
B: 1984-07-15
D: 2018-07-15
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Drehmer, Carrissa

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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 519-587-4414 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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