Obituaries

John Johnson
B: 1959-11-20
D: 2020-07-04
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Johnson, John
Shane Benzel
B: 1982-03-15
D: 2020-06-26
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Benzel, Shane
Marlene Hanson
B: 1939-04-18
D: 2020-06-24
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Hanson, Marlene
Philip Broderson
B: 1965-09-21
D: 2020-06-24
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Broderson, Philip
Allen Johnson
B: 1932-06-18
D: 2020-06-21
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Johnson, Allen
Gerald Nygaard
B: 1940-10-01
D: 2020-06-19
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Nygaard, Gerald
Darrell Vognild
B: 1943-09-30
D: 2020-05-27
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Vognild, Darrell
Jimmy Don Casey
B: 1954-01-15
D: 2020-05-19
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Casey, Jimmy Don
Alvina Johnson
B: 1934-11-02
D: 2020-05-12
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Johnson, Alvina
Richard Nelson
B: 1966-11-19
D: 2020-05-11
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Nelson, Richard
Adeline Isaacson
B: 1937-05-11
D: 2020-05-08
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Isaacson, Adeline
Carol Runyon
B: 1947-03-16
D: 2020-05-06
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Runyon, Carol
Leona Druin
B: 1936-11-19
D: 2020-05-04
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Druin, Leona
Mary Jo Mikkelsen
B: 1957-04-30
D: 2020-04-28
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Mikkelsen, Mary Jo
Lorraine Martz
B: 1933-03-29
D: 2020-04-25
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Martz, Lorraine
Phillip Sommerfeld
B: 1938-07-04
D: 2020-04-21
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Sommerfeld, Phillip
John Powell
B: 1936-06-21
D: 2020-04-20
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Powell, John
Fredrick Gilbertson
B: 1930-05-08
D: 2020-04-19
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Gilbertson, Fredrick
Carl Edwards
B: 1945-10-05
D: 2020-04-08
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Edwards, Carl
Charles Denzin
B: 1938-02-15
D: 2020-04-05
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Denzin, Charles
Charles Hansen
B: 1938-07-07
D: 2020-04-04
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Hansen, Charles

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 605-624-2829 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.