Obituaries

Keith Strachan
B: 1926-04-13
D: 2018-04-19
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Strachan, Keith
Santiago Jurado
B: 1929-06-30
D: 2018-04-19
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Jurado, Santiago
Lynda Nuss
B: 1948-01-09
D: 2018-04-19
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Nuss, Lynda
Ruth Cozad
B: 1923-01-17
D: 2018-04-18
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Cozad, Ruth
Todd Nelson
B: 1952-01-16
D: 2018-04-14
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Nelson, Todd
Joe Valdez
B: 1940-04-13
D: 2018-04-07
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Valdez, Joe
Levi Schwartzkopf
B: 1971-06-08
D: 2018-04-06
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Schwartzkopf, Levi
Eldon McLaughlin
B: 1932-11-28
D: 2018-04-03
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McLaughlin, Eldon
Paula Lager Martin
B: 1982-10-20
D: 2018-04-01
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Lager Martin, Paula
Carey Hermansen
D: 2018-03-25
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Hermansen, Carey
Susan Fertig
B: 1937-01-18
D: 2018-03-23
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Fertig, Susan
Rachel Meier
B: 1925-08-30
D: 2018-03-22
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Meier, Rachel
Marjorie Caswell
B: 1920-02-06
D: 2018-03-21
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Caswell, Marjorie
Tracy Myers
B: 1952-02-15
D: 2018-03-20
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Myers, Tracy
Betty Stewart
B: 1929-10-05
D: 2018-03-20
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Stewart, Betty
Mabel Barrett
B: 1921-03-15
D: 2018-03-19
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Barrett, Mabel
Terry Pierce
B: 1960-11-09
D: 2018-03-16
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Pierce, Terry
June Dittenber
B: 1924-06-20
D: 2018-03-15
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Dittenber, June
Frances Bilby
B: 1927-02-24
D: 2018-03-15
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Bilby, Frances
Inez Scofield
D: 2018-03-14
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Scofield, Inez
Dorothy DeMaranville
B: 1920-12-11
D: 2018-03-14
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DeMaranville, Dorothy

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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 (308) 632-2121 to begin.

Online Sources:

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