Obituaries

Mary Nielissen
B: 1935-09-24
D: 2019-03-21
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Nielissen, Mary
Linda Ferguson
B: 1953-09-17
D: 2019-03-15
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Ferguson, Linda
James Pinkerton
B: 1934-02-21
D: 2019-03-11
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Pinkerton, James
Camilla Lorentz
B: 1941-06-26
D: 2019-03-03
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Lorentz, Camilla
Peter Takken
B: 1928-05-30
D: 2019-02-23
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Takken, Peter
Florence Schumacher
B: 1918-10-30
D: 2019-02-12
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Schumacher, Florence
Jane Fisk
B: 1952-10-26
D: 2019-02-08
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Fisk, Jane
Gladys Morris
B: 1932-04-07
D: 2019-02-08
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Morris, Gladys
Catherine Johnston
B: 1941-01-30
D: 2019-02-06
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Johnston, Catherine
Clifford Van Oene
B: 1948-06-27
D: 2019-02-06
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Van Oene, Clifford
Joseph Waechter
B: 1958-03-23
D: 2019-02-04
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Waechter, Joseph
Clara Ruetz
B: 1926-12-26
D: 2019-01-30
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Ruetz, Clara
Donald Hopf
B: 1937-04-22
D: 2019-01-29
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Hopf, Donald
Jurgen Hambrock
B: 1941-12-29
D: 2019-01-28
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Hambrock, Jurgen
David Vasey
B: 1978-11-14
D: 2019-01-27
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Vasey, David
Cecil Schnurr
B: 1947-01-31
D: 2019-01-26
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Schnurr, Cecil
Beatrice Knox
B: 1932-02-01
D: 2019-01-20
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Knox, Beatrice
Elaine Meyer
B: 1932-02-07
D: 2019-01-17
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Meyer, Elaine
Verdun Huber
B: 1947-05-16
D: 2019-01-15
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Huber, Verdun
Paul Mullen
B: 1949-10-07
D: 2019-01-11
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Mullen, Paul
Cameron Henderson
B: 1961-06-17
D: 2019-01-10
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Henderson, Cameron

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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 519-881-1273 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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