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James Morelock
B: 1935-11-06
D: 2019-02-20
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Morelock, James
Lorene Faimon
B: 1957-05-05
D: 2019-02-18
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Faimon, Lorene
Corey Bergsten
B: 1974-12-04
D: 2019-02-10
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Bergsten, Corey
LaVerna Stambaugh
B: 1920-12-03
D: 2019-02-08
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Stambaugh, LaVerna
Justin "George" Ladenburger
B: 1929-04-18
D: 2019-02-07
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Ladenburger, Justin "George"
Diana Landau
B: 1954-03-14
D: 2019-02-04
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Landau, Diana
Edward Miller
B: 1929-08-27
D: 2019-01-30
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Miller, Edward
Mary Rummel
B: 1952-03-31
D: 2019-01-30
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Rummel, Mary
Doris Peterson
B: 1924-08-17
D: 2019-01-28
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Peterson, Doris
John Morrell
B: 1956-05-31
D: 2019-01-23
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Morrell, John
Nola Winters
B: 1925-08-27
D: 2019-01-14
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Winters, Nola
Sylvia Helus
B: 1932-11-21
D: 2019-01-12
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Helus, Sylvia
Harvey Adolph
B: 1939-06-10
D: 2019-01-10
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Adolph, Harvey
Barbara Potter
B: 1937-06-14
D: 2019-01-07
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Potter, Barbara
Lawrence Mahoney
B: 1938-08-24
D: 2019-01-06
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Mahoney, Lawrence
Macalene Olson
B: 1929-08-15
D: 2019-01-05
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Olson, Macalene
Julia Geisinger
B: 1940-03-27
D: 2019-01-05
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Geisinger, Julia
Sonia Domsch
B: 1934-05-12
D: 2019-01-04
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Domsch, Sonia
Mark Robins
B: 1948-06-07
D: 2019-01-02
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Robins, Mark
Lois Hubert
B: 1926-03-05
D: 2019-01-01
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Hubert, Lois
Ruth Hayden
B: 1921-06-22
D: 2018-12-29
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Hayden, Ruth

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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 to begin.

Online Sources:

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