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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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

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