Obituaries

Howard Nisle
B: 1927-07-24
D: 2017-06-22
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Nisle, Howard
Vivian Dickman
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2017-06-19
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Dickman, Vivian
Arnold (Arnie) Monke
B: 1936-07-09
D: 2017-06-14
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Monke, Arnold (Arnie)
Joan Smieja
B: 1934-09-21
D: 2017-06-13
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Smieja, Joan
Dawn Miller
B: 1955-12-20
D: 2017-06-10
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Miller, Dawn
Sharon Youngblom
B: 1939-11-17
D: 2017-06-10
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Youngblom, Sharon
Sharon Robertson
B: 1938-03-08
D: 2017-06-09
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Robertson, Sharon
Daniel Howard
B: 1965-09-23
D: 2017-06-04
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Howard, Daniel
Jeanne McComb
B: 1941-05-13
D: 2017-05-31
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McComb, Jeanne
Eileen Jennissen
B: 1937-09-03
D: 2017-05-29
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Jennissen, Eileen
Brian Jenson
B: 1941-11-26
D: 2017-05-29
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Jenson, Brian
Nancy Johnson
B: 1946-07-30
D: 2017-05-28
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Johnson, Nancy
James (Jim) Taylor
B: 1946-05-01
D: 2017-05-27
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Taylor, James (Jim)
Dwayne Peterson
B: 1928-11-14
D: 2017-05-26
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Peterson, Dwayne
Rose Beckstrom
B: 1921-10-19
D: 2017-05-24
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Beckstrom, Rose
George Rozek
B: 1928-04-29
D: 2017-05-22
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Rozek, George
Betty Jean Carlson
B: 1927-07-19
D: 2017-05-20
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Carlson, Betty Jean
Joan Eschenbacher
B: 1951-01-06
D: 2017-05-19
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Eschenbacher, Joan
Lee Schumacher
B: 1926-08-07
D: 2017-05-16
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Schumacher, Lee
Jerry Lamont
B: 1933-04-29
D: 2017-05-15
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Lamont, Jerry
Ada Thorson
B: 1941-06-25
D: 2017-05-13
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Thorson, Ada

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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 218-829-3581 to begin.

Online Sources:

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