Obituaries

Virginia Cocherille
B: 1926-04-02
D: 2017-08-20
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Cocherille, Virginia
Sharon Runge
B: 1939-05-18
D: 2017-08-17
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Runge, Sharon
Douglas Bird
B: 1961-07-13
D: 2017-08-16
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Bird, Douglas
Helen Hollman
B: 1924-06-15
D: 2017-08-11
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Hollman, Helen
Janet Beck
B: 1942-09-02
D: 2017-08-07
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Beck, Janet
Marilyn Rimmel~Schaab
B: 1935-01-17
D: 2017-08-05
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Rimmel~Schaab, Marilyn
Jack Mossburg
B: 1939-04-22
D: 2017-08-04
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Mossburg, Jack
Mary Lou Nave
B: 1927-07-02
D: 2017-08-04
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Nave, Mary Lou
Wanda Howell
B: 1923-08-01
D: 2017-07-31
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Howell, Wanda
Daniel Walsh
B: 1963-10-23
D: 2017-07-27
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Walsh, Daniel
Arthur Buchwald
B: 1940-01-17
D: 2017-07-27
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Buchwald, Arthur
Terry Gerig
B: 1948-04-02
D: 2017-07-18
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Gerig, Terry
Jack Smith
B: 1933-09-22
D: 2017-07-17
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Smith, Jack
Josephine Halter
B: 1922-06-17
D: 2017-07-13
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Halter, Josephine
Marcia Moore
B: 1940-09-24
D: 2017-07-12
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Moore, Marcia
Richard Beltz
B: 1923-01-19
D: 2017-06-30
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Beltz, Richard
Debra Clark
B: 1970-04-26
D: 2017-06-29
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Clark, Debra
James Houser
B: 1943-05-11
D: 2017-06-28
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Houser, James
Thomas Berning
B: 1954-01-24
D: 2017-06-26
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Berning, Thomas
Candace Eastman
B: 1955-08-01
D: 2017-06-23
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Eastman, Candace
Myrtle Keller
B: 1922-10-08
D: 2017-06-22
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Keller, Myrtle

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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 (260) 432-2508 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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