Obituaries

Sandra Lockwood
B: 1939-07-10
D: 2019-09-06
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Lockwood, Sandra
Boyd Marker
B: 1957-10-26
D: 2019-08-30
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Marker, Boyd
Lela Kruse
B: 1929-07-21
D: 2019-08-26
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Kruse, Lela
Marjorie Peterson
B: 1934-10-17
D: 2019-08-14
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Peterson, Marjorie
Norman Merrill
B: 1950-08-18
D: 2019-08-02
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Merrill, Norman
Ernest Schmidt
B: 1933-09-04
D: 2019-07-22
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Schmidt, Ernest
Dorothy Landell
B: 1953-07-16
D: 2019-07-20
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Landell, Dorothy
Maynard Christiansen
B: 1921-01-10
D: 2019-07-12
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Christiansen, Maynard
Lyle Cook
B: 1940-07-25
D: 2019-07-07
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Cook, Lyle
Olin Sivertson
B: 1928-09-03
D: 2019-07-05
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Sivertson, Olin
Clifford Deverell
B: 1948-11-15
D: 2019-07-05
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Deverell, Clifford
Robyn Jones
B: 1950-04-10
D: 2019-07-05
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Jones, Robyn
Bernell Peterson
B: 1929-11-17
D: 2019-07-03
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Peterson, Bernell
Melanie Bryde
B: 1947-07-05
D: 2019-06-29
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Bryde, Melanie
Burton Orr
B: 1947-08-18
D: 2019-06-28
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Orr, Burton
Harlan Crissey
B: 1938-06-02
D: 2019-06-27
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Crissey, Harlan
Goldie Sealey
B: 1915-12-04
D: 2019-06-24
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Sealey, Goldie
Lorraine Brunick
B: 1934-08-11
D: 2019-06-20
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Brunick, Lorraine
Sigirid Nissen
B: 1922-03-02
D: 2019-06-19
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Nissen, Sigirid
Roger Hale
B: 1944-11-16
D: 2019-06-10
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Hale, Roger
Marvin Girard
B: 1951-12-16
D: 2019-06-05
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Girard, Marvin

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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.