Obituaries

Sherrie Soulek
B: 1961-03-04
D: 2018-06-14
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Soulek, Sherrie
Bernard Nelson
B: 1925-03-12
D: 2018-06-14
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Nelson, Bernard
David Hoffman
B: 1957-03-28
D: 2018-06-10
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Hoffman, David
James Cody
B: 1949-10-24
D: 2018-06-09
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Cody, James
Alfred Van Zee
B: 1927-05-28
D: 2018-06-08
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Van Zee, Alfred
Larry Roetman
B: 1939-10-14
D: 2018-05-29
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Roetman, Larry
Howard Hines
B: 1936-01-30
D: 2018-05-26
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Hines, Howard
Gerald Hettinger
B: 1928-02-27
D: 2018-05-21
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Hettinger, Gerald
Estella Powers
B: 1929-03-12
D: 2018-05-10
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Powers, Estella
Andrew Van Zee
B: 1932-10-28
D: 2018-05-04
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Van Zee, Andrew
Clarice Schoon
B: 1947-06-21
D: 2018-05-01
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Schoon, Clarice
Genevieve Mount
B: 1923-08-08
D: 2018-04-29
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Mount, Genevieve
Bob Schaeffer
B: 1937-03-25
D: 2018-04-21
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Schaeffer, Bob
Erma Klein
B: 1927-11-07
D: 2018-04-05
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Klein, Erma
Richard Postma
B: 1935-04-20
D: 2018-04-03
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Postma, Richard
Willard Stanforth
B: 1922-03-11
D: 2018-04-01
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Stanforth, Willard
Becky Hohn
B: 1947-11-10
D: 2018-03-20
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Hohn, Becky
Janice Scott
B: 1931-08-11
D: 2018-03-16
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Scott, Janice
Marie Ells
B: 1924-10-02
D: 2018-03-04
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Ells, Marie
Anna Vanderheiden
B: 1931-09-24
D: 2018-03-01
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Vanderheiden, Anna
Ramona Munneke
B: 1944-05-25
D: 2018-02-28
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Munneke, Ramona

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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 605-337-3857 to begin.

Online Sources:

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