Obituaries

Alice Beernaert
B: 1919-07-02
D: 2018-02-22
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Beernaert, Alice
Neil "Budd" Medrud
B: 1927-05-30
D: 2018-02-22
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Medrud, Neil "Budd"
Virgil Wenker
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2018-02-19
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Wenker, Virgil
John "Jack" Rhymer
D: 2018-02-18
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Rhymer, John "Jack"
Melanie Haggard
D: 2018-02-11
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Haggard, Melanie
Wendy Eischens
B: 1954-02-16
D: 2018-02-10
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Eischens, Wendy
Jacquelyn Johnson
B: 1951-10-07
D: 2018-02-04
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Johnson, Jacquelyn
Randall Marcotte
B: 1957-04-21
D: 2018-02-03
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Marcotte, Randall
Grace Koch
B: 1928-07-28
D: 2018-02-02
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Koch, Grace
Cheri Buysse
B: 1960-08-22
D: 2018-02-02
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Buysse, Cheri
Ethel Johnson
B: 1931-11-25
D: 2018-01-31
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Johnson, Ethel
Betty Brey
B: 1942-06-08
D: 2018-01-18
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Brey, Betty
Leona Noyes
B: 1928-08-06
D: 2018-01-14
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Noyes, Leona
Georgie Ann "Hon” Mortier
B: 1936-01-22
D: 2018-01-14
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Mortier, Georgie Ann "Hon”
Keenan Maxwell
D: 2018-01-12
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Maxwell, Keenan
David Norman
B: 1985-04-23
D: 2018-01-11
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Norman, David
Norman Van Overbeke
B: 1948-06-01
D: 2018-01-07
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Van Overbeke, Norman
Bernice Antony
B: 1929-01-05
D: 2018-01-06
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Antony, Bernice
Joseph VanDePutte
B: 1958-11-03
D: 2018-01-06
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VanDePutte, Joseph
Margaret Callens
B: 1922-12-18
D: 2018-01-05
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Callens, Margaret
Conrad Hennen
B: 1933-06-22
D: 2018-01-04
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Hennen, Conrad

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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 507-532-4522 to begin.

Online Sources:

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