Obituaries

Walter Rippe
B: 1924-11-18
D: 2018-10-17
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Rippe, Walter
Olive Hafner
B: 1931-08-04
D: 2018-10-16
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Hafner, Olive
Genevieve McKain
B: 1919-06-19
D: 2018-10-14
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McKain, Genevieve
Leon Brethower
B: 1930-07-31
D: 2018-10-12
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Brethower, Leon
Velma Boyd
B: 1933-11-15
D: 2018-10-04
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Boyd, Velma
Ruby Bixenman
B: 1928-01-01
D: 2018-09-29
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Bixenman, Ruby
Van Zerr
B: 1954-04-23
D: 2018-09-23
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Zerr, Van
Regina Ostmeyer
B: 1921-10-18
D: 2018-09-18
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Ostmeyer, Regina
Reata Pinkerton Ward
B: 2000-09-21
D: 2018-09-17
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Pinkerton Ward, Reata
Darrell Harvey
B: 1937-11-21
D: 2018-09-15
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Harvey, Darrell
Dr. Kristina Booker, DVM
B: 1976-02-05
D: 2018-09-13
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Booker, DVM, Dr. Kristina
Donald Smith
B: 1927-12-08
D: 2018-09-12
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Smith, Donald
Jerry Houghton
B: 1958-11-01
D: 2018-09-10
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Houghton, Jerry
Dallas Jackson
B: 1929-03-27
D: 2018-09-06
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Jackson, Dallas
Larry Schertz
B: 1942-12-15
D: 2018-09-06
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Schertz, Larry
Charlotte Haller
B: 1918-05-20
D: 2018-09-04
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Haller, Charlotte
Theresa Perkins
B: 1956-10-07
D: 2018-08-28
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Perkins, Theresa
Carol Albers
B: 1938-02-19
D: 2018-08-22
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Albers, Carol
Betty Trail
B: 1927-06-24
D: 2018-08-22
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Trail, Betty
William Robinson
B: 1930-07-05
D: 2018-08-19
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Robinson, William
Judith Deiser
B: 1941-06-16
D: 2018-08-15
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Deiser, Judith

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.