Obituaries

Lester Hilden
B: 1922-05-25
D: 2017-12-07
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Hilden, Lester
Wayne Loecher
B: 1928-02-17
D: 2017-12-13
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Loecher, Wayne
Florine Grimm
B: 1921-02-27
D: 2017-12-13
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Grimm, Florine
Ronald Elliott
B: 1937-05-18
D: 2017-12-09
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Elliott, Ronald
Richard Klauss
B: 1939-03-31
D: 2017-12-09
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Klauss, Richard
Marceline Hicks
B: 1933-04-20
D: 2017-12-08
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Hicks, Marceline
Sherry Yoch
B: 1940-05-31
D: 2017-12-03
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Yoch, Sherry
Reginald Sorrels
B: 1926-11-30
D: 2017-11-20
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Sorrels, Reginald
Leroy Hamm
B: 1943-04-30
D: 2017-11-20
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Hamm, Leroy
Melvin Scott
B: 1930-07-13
D: 2017-11-21
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Scott, Melvin
Eleanor Polizzi
B: 1925-03-03
D: 2017-11-15
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Polizzi, Eleanor
Mary Broadway
B: 1934-11-09
D: 2017-11-15
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Broadway, Mary
Doris Bleau
B: 1933-12-14
D: 2017-11-07
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Bleau, Doris
Milton Forrester
B: 1926-01-26
D: 2017-11-02
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Forrester, Milton
Lydia Wickline
B: 1930-01-19
D: 2017-10-25
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Wickline, Lydia
Laurene Schultz
B: 1971-05-17
D: 2017-10-22
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Schultz, Laurene
Dale Reeser
B: 1948-06-27
D: 2017-10-23
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Reeser, Dale
Bobby Henry
B: 1956-08-21
D: 2017-10-14
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Henry, Bobby
Terry Loehring
B: 1947-11-14
D: 2017-10-16
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Loehring, Terry
Ronald Spradling
B: 1948-11-17
D: 2017-10-17
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Spradling, Ronald
Marie Lyons
B: 1929-10-04
D: 2017-10-07
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Lyons, Marie

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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 618-632-3713 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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