Obituaries

Louis Falcone
B: 1942-11-04
D: 2017-10-17
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Falcone, Louis
Beverly Kreiser
B: 1952-06-30
D: 2017-10-14
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Kreiser, Beverly
David McCarthy
B: 1922-11-20
D: 2017-10-06
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McCarthy, David
Donald Ludlow
B: 1933-04-26
D: 2017-10-05
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Ludlow, Donald
Nancy Gindlesperger
B: 1947-05-05
D: 2017-10-05
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Gindlesperger, Nancy
Ronald Freed
B: 1940-04-19
D: 2017-10-04
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Freed, Ronald
Eugene Press
B: 1947-09-30
D: 2017-10-02
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Press, Eugene
Helen Mercer
B: 1926-05-01
D: 2017-10-01
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Mercer, Helen
Craig Smedley
B: 1967-04-19
D: 2017-10-01
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Smedley, Craig
Joel Bernhard
B: 1957-08-16
D: 2017-10-01
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Bernhard, Joel
Dr. Peter Cianfrani
B: 1947-06-27
D: 2017-09-26
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Cianfrani, Dr. Peter
Nicole Stahl
B: 1984-05-19
D: 2017-09-25
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Stahl, Nicole
Mary Ache
B: 1922-02-01
D: 2017-09-24
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Ache, Mary
Dr. Joseph Senft
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2017-09-18
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Senft, Dr. Joseph
Willard Marshall
B: 1930-02-13
D: 2017-09-15
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Marshall, Willard
Harold Moser
B: 1926-08-06
D: 2017-09-14
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Moser, Harold
William Bennett
B: 1936-01-27
D: 2017-09-13
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Bennett, William
Marlene Bivighouse
B: 1941-09-05
D: 2017-09-12
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Bivighouse, Marlene
Glenna Lahr
B: 1929-04-25
D: 2017-09-11
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Lahr, Glenna
Elaine Cawley
B: 1941-12-04
D: 2017-09-08
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Cawley, Elaine
Alvera Heffner
B: 1925-05-13
D: 2017-09-08
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Heffner, Alvera

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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 (800) 767-4830 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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