Obituaries

Cynthia Steinhauer
B: 1968-06-12
D: 2017-11-19
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Steinhauer, Cynthia
Eleanor Schwartzkopf
B: 1926-04-10
D: 2017-11-14
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Schwartzkopf, Eleanor
James Stafford
B: 1925-08-23
D: 2017-11-08
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Stafford, James
Jeanette Dierkes
B: 1941-05-16
D: 2017-11-05
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Dierkes, Jeanette
Celisa Madden
B: 1963-12-18
D: 2017-10-31
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Madden, Celisa
Althea Karschney
B: 1936-08-21
D: 2017-10-30
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Karschney, Althea
Pamela Pahlman
B: 1952-07-14
D: 2017-10-20
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Pahlman, Pamela
David Fox
B: 1960-12-02
D: 2017-10-12
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Fox, David
Paulette Walley
B: 1944-06-01
D: 2017-10-11
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Walley, Paulette
Sara Curry
B: 1933-11-23
D: 2017-10-10
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Curry, Sara
Carroll Hendricks
B: 1936-11-20
D: 2017-10-02
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Hendricks, Carroll
Mary Taylor
B: 1941-07-29
D: 2017-10-02
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Taylor, Mary
Velma Cooley
B: 1938-05-03
D: 2017-10-02
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Cooley, Velma
Bruce Stiteler
B: 1960-07-24
D: 2017-09-30
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Stiteler, Bruce
Timothy Foor
B: 1959-08-28
D: 2017-09-27
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Foor, Timothy
Barbara Unser
B: 1936-03-12
D: 2017-09-24
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Unser, Barbara
John Taylor
B: 1973-10-16
D: 2017-09-22
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Taylor, John
Patrick Luchtefeld
B: 1980-12-14
D: 2017-09-20
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Luchtefeld, Patrick
Marion Presswood
B: 1973-10-29
D: 2017-09-20
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Presswood, Marion
Russell Lohrum
B: 1940-07-20
D: 2017-09-16
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Lohrum, Russell
James Perkins
B: 1965-10-18
D: 2017-09-14
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Perkins, James

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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 618-622-4900 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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