Obituaries

Erwin Huelskamp
B: 1936-11-19
D: 2017-07-20
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Huelskamp, Erwin
Daryl O'Leary
B: 1953-07-15
D: 2017-07-20
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O'Leary, Daryl
Dorothy Brush
B: 1931-02-22
D: 2017-07-17
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Brush, Dorothy
Karah Moxley
B: 1951-01-25
D: 2017-07-13
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Moxley, Karah
John Jorns
B: 1960-09-15
D: 2017-07-08
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Jorns, John
Shelby Dickson
B: 1984-01-31
D: 2017-07-08
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Dickson, Shelby
Paul McWhorter
B: 1974-06-26
D: 2017-07-01
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McWhorter, Paul
Eunice Vancil
B: 1935-11-07
D: 2017-06-30
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Vancil, Eunice
Ronald Debatin
B: 1944-05-11
D: 2017-06-29
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Debatin, Ronald
Norma Muller
B: 1942-11-30
D: 2017-06-26
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Muller, Norma
Raleigh Stelle
B: 1941-02-07
D: 2017-06-26
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Stelle, Raleigh
Clifton Bell
B: 1983-04-13
D: 2017-06-25
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Bell, Clifton
Katherine Leslie
B: 1949-03-31
D: 2017-06-23
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Leslie, Katherine
Arthur Sies
B: 1946-03-01
D: 2017-06-22
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Sies, Arthur
Christopher Storm
B: 1960-04-10
D: 2017-06-20
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Storm, Christopher
Phyllis Rankin
B: 1923-04-08
D: 2017-06-12
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Rankin, Phyllis
Rodney Restoff
B: 1969-12-28
D: 2017-06-10
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Restoff, Rodney
Eileen Kidd
B: 1951-01-26
D: 2017-06-09
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Kidd, Eileen
Jennifer Briesacher
B: 1983-03-13
D: 2017-06-09
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Briesacher, Jennifer
Susan Blacharczyk
B: 1964-09-02
D: 2017-06-07
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Blacharczyk, Susan
Betty Wild
B: 1933-07-14
D: 2017-06-05
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Wild, Betty

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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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