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Keith Brown
B: 1930-09-12
D: 2017-10-19
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Brown, Keith
Rosetta Burgess
B: 1922-10-13
D: 2017-10-17
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Burgess, Rosetta
Daniel Young
B: 1961-04-05
D: 2017-10-15
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Young, Daniel
Ruth Daroczi
B: 1929-04-19
D: 2017-10-15
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Daroczi, Ruth
Douglas Hiles
B: 1932-12-07
D: 2017-10-13
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Hiles, Douglas
David Yellowlees
B: 1946-12-07
D: 2017-10-14
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Yellowlees, David
Pamela Chatfield
B: 1921-08-11
D: 2017-07-30
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Chatfield, Pamela
Karl Diesing
B: 1932-06-12
D: 2017-10-08
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Diesing, Karl
Jeffrey Hueser
B: 1959-09-20
D: 2017-10-07
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Hueser, Jeffrey
Ruth Merkley
B: 1926-02-18
D: 2017-10-06
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Merkley, Ruth
Andrew (Andy) Gillespie
B: 1955-01-24
D: 2017-10-05
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Gillespie, Andrew (Andy)
Wallace (Wally) Clark
B: 1940-06-24
D: 2017-10-02
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Clark, Wallace (Wally)
Merleen Dawkins
B: 1926-03-07
D: 2017-10-01
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Dawkins, Merleen
Mary Rogers
B: 1938-03-24
D: 2017-10-01
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Rogers, Mary
Andrea Lazo
B: 1959-11-25
D: 2017-09-25
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Lazo, Andrea
Alfred Laganis
B: 1928-01-10
D: 2017-09-21
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Laganis, Alfred
Elsie Jorgenson
B: 1926-12-07
D: 2017-09-17
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Jorgenson, Elsie
Thomas Mason
B: 1980-08-26
D: 2017-09-14
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Mason, Thomas
John Zimmerman
B: 1952-04-29
D: 2017-09-13
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Zimmerman, John
Lorraine King
B: 1967-08-18
D: 2017-09-07
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King, Lorraine
Elizabeth Kern
B: 1928-06-30
D: 2017-09-09
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Kern, Elizabeth

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The Basics of Traditional Funeral Home Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Home Services

traditional funeral home servies sunflowersTraditional funeral home 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 a traditional 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 funeral home service or something 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 519-941-1392 to begin.

Online Sources:

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