Obituaries

Elizabeth Malewiski
B: 1925-10-12
D: 2017-05-23
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Malewiski, Elizabeth
Albert Honkanen
B: 1930-12-07
D: 2017-05-23
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Honkanen, Albert
Irene Steinfeldt
B: 1913-09-19
D: 2017-05-21
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Steinfeldt, Irene
JoAnne Timm
B: 1948-07-30
D: 2017-05-20
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Timm, JoAnne
Steven Hartung
B: 1969-09-30
D: 2017-05-20
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Hartung, Steven
Dennis Aerts
B: 1957-01-07
D: 2017-05-19
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Aerts, Dennis
Benjamin Kuether
B: 1986-01-29
D: 2017-05-18
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Kuether, Benjamin
Leon Stalberger
B: 1939-05-27
D: 2017-05-17
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Stalberger, Leon
Michael Tiesling
B: 1949-04-25
D: 2017-05-16
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Tiesling, Michael
Gladys Pagel
B: 1922-09-25
D: 2017-05-15
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Pagel, Gladys
Lawrence Francken
B: 1935-07-03
D: 2017-05-15
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Francken, Lawrence
Gerilou Maass
B: 1953-06-16
D: 2017-05-13
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Maass, Gerilou
William Leonhard
B: 1926-11-02
D: 2017-05-12
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Leonhard, William
Mark Woolworth
D: 2017-05-12
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Woolworth, Mark
John DeByl
B: 1950-06-26
D: 2017-05-08
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DeByl, John
John Kennedy
B: 1937-01-18
D: 2017-05-04
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Kennedy, John
Ronald Myers
B: 1951-09-23
D: 2017-05-02
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Myers, Ronald
Mark DeNoble
B: 1954-04-24
D: 2017-05-01
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DeNoble, Mark
Darlene Zittlow
D: 2017-04-29
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Zittlow, Darlene
Helen Green
B: 1922-07-23
D: 2017-04-28
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Green , Helen
Judith Dufour
B: 1958-08-08
D: 2017-04-25
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Dufour, Judith

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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 920-336-8702 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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