Obituaries

Donald Brown
B: 1948-01-25
D: 2017-11-10
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Brown, Donald
Lois Anderson
B: 1942-06-16
D: 2017-11-03
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Anderson, Lois
Lucille Healy
B: 1923-05-22
D: 2017-10-29
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Healy, Lucille
June Sherman
B: 1920-10-05
D: 2017-10-13
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Sherman, June
Alice Brown
B: 1923-11-06
D: 2017-10-06
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Brown, Alice
Helen Bak
B: 1919-03-14
D: 2017-10-06
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Bak, Helen
Evelyn Lind
B: 1918-12-04
D: 2017-10-03
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Lind, Evelyn
Zachary Nicks
B: 1994-10-01
D: 2017-09-29
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Nicks, Zachary
Martha Weidemann
B: 1932-02-22
D: 2017-09-28
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Weidemann, Martha
Martha Peterson
B: 1944-09-17
D: 2017-09-27
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Peterson, Martha
Eleanor Seney
B: 1936-10-30
D: 2017-09-26
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Seney, Eleanor
Phyllis Nielson
B: 1923-11-14
D: 2017-09-12
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Nielson, Phyllis
Beverly Angerhofer
B: 1923-12-19
D: 2017-08-23
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Angerhofer, Beverly
James Wirth
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2017-08-21
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Wirth, James
Lois Ballard
B: 1918-03-17
D: 2017-08-18
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Ballard, Lois
Arlys Reynolds
B: 1949-12-02
D: 2017-08-17
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Reynolds, Arlys
Dorothy Dahlman
B: 1923-09-10
D: 2017-08-15
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Dahlman, Dorothy
Sharon Olson
B: 1951-11-01
D: 2017-08-08
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Olson, Sharon
Shirley Nelson
B: 1921-09-23
D: 2017-08-08
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Nelson, Shirley
Howard Halvorson
B: 1932-05-09
D: 2017-08-07
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Halvorson, Howard
Bennet Rasmussen
B: 2000-08-04
D: 2017-08-04
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Rasmussen, Bennet

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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 605-624-2829 to begin.

Online Sources:

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