Obituaries

Dorothy Yochem
D: 2017-04-29
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Yochem, Dorothy
Val Nelson
B: 1942-04-15
D: 2017-04-24
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Nelson, Val
Clarence Simonsen
B: 1931-09-26
D: 2017-04-24
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Simonsen, Clarence
Richard Jorgensen
B: 1927-10-31
D: 2017-04-15
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Jorgensen, Richard
Borghild Larson
B: 1922-12-25
D: 2017-04-12
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Larson, Borghild
Bernadine Noyes
B: 1921-03-23
D: 2017-04-11
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Noyes, Bernadine
Doris Vadla
B: 1929-03-28
D: 2017-04-10
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Vadla, Doris
Ralph Orren
B: 1937-11-24
D: 2017-04-08
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Orren, Ralph
Anna Polfliet
B: 1919-05-02
D: 2017-04-07
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Polfliet, Anna
Vernette Senden
B: 1920-04-17
D: 2017-04-06
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Senden, Vernette
Byron Iverson
B: 1962-06-19
D: 2017-04-05
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Iverson, Byron
Veda Ericson
B: 1931-04-02
D: 2017-04-04
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Ericson, Veda
Donna Sikorski
B: 1938-04-21
D: 2017-03-28
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Sikorski, Donna
Verna Moe
B: 1934-04-09
D: 2017-03-19
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Moe, Verna
Rosemarie Van Moer
B: 1927-03-26
D: 2017-03-14
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Van Moer, Rosemarie
Howard Gag
B: 1920-05-23
D: 2017-03-13
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Gag, Howard
JoAnn Fier
B: 1951-04-18
D: 2017-03-07
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Fier, JoAnn
Alex Polfliet
D: 2017-03-01
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Polfliet, Alex
Kathleen Gawarecki
B: 1943-05-25
D: 2017-02-25
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Gawarecki, Kathleen
Jeannette Drown
B: 1939-08-18
D: 2017-02-22
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Drown, Jeannette
Marcella Traen
B: 1923-07-18
D: 2017-02-18
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Traen, Marcella

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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