Obituaries

Alberta Anglin
B: 1931-09-04
D: 2020-11-23
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Anglin, Alberta
Elaine Brown
D: 2020-11-19
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Brown, Elaine
Alberta Pearson
B: 1934-05-31
D: 2020-11-15
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Pearson, Alberta
Daniel Heine
B: 1946-06-13
D: 2020-11-15
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Heine, Daniel
George Baity
B: 1924-07-20
D: 2020-11-13
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Baity, George
Loren Ouellette
B: 1936-08-09
D: 2020-11-12
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Ouellette, Loren
Boneva Albers
B: 1932-11-08
D: 2020-11-11
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Albers, Boneva
Duane Brunick
B: 1930-11-04
D: 2020-11-10
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Brunick, Duane
Lucille Dwyer
B: 1923-08-07
D: 2020-11-09
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Dwyer, Lucille
William Mckinney
B: 1932-03-21
D: 2020-11-09
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Mckinney, William
Darwin Vilhauer
B: 1934-05-15
D: 2020-11-09
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Vilhauer, Darwin
Barbara Healy
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2020-11-05
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Healy, Barbara
Thomas Ostermyer
B: 1949-08-30
D: 2020-11-03
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Ostermyer, Thomas
Jacqueline Petersen
B: 1930-04-23
D: 2020-10-18
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Petersen, Jacqueline
Linda Klave
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2020-10-12
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Klave, Linda
James Harkness
B: 1970-12-14
D: 2020-10-11
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Harkness, James
Elaine Strunk
B: 1933-08-15
D: 2020-10-08
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Strunk, Elaine
Clyde Watts
B: 1924-06-07
D: 2020-10-07
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Watts, Clyde
Rita Worden
B: 1943-01-01
D: 2020-10-05
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Worden, Rita
Henry Kronaizl
B: 1929-06-26
D: 2020-10-04
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Kronaizl, Henry
Kelly Korslund
B: 1963-05-07
D: 2020-10-03
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Korslund, Kelly

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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