Obituaries

Carol Bultsma
B: 1937-06-12
D: 2020-12-01
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Bultsma, Carol
Blanche Peterson
B: 1930-04-27
D: 2020-11-30
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Peterson, Blanche
Marguerite Hubers
B: 1924-08-31
D: 2020-11-30
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Hubers, Marguerite
Ruth Pranger
B: 1930-09-29
D: 2020-11-29
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Pranger, Ruth
Howard Stoddard
B: 1929-09-18
D: 2020-11-28
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Stoddard, Howard
Betty Pulse
B: 1925-09-16
D: 2020-11-25
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Pulse, Betty
Margaret Beiswanger
B: 1944-10-25
D: 2020-11-25
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Beiswanger, Margaret
Faye Blunck
B: 1929-04-16
D: 2020-11-18
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Blunck, Faye
Anna Gillings
B: 1916-07-23
D: 2020-11-13
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Gillings, Anna
Gerrit Vanderpol
B: 1939-05-02
D: 2020-11-12
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Vanderpol, Gerrit
Mathew Dean
B: 1979-01-08
D: 2020-11-12
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Dean, Mathew
Dwayne Altman
B: 1949-04-09
D: 2020-11-11
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Altman, Dwayne
Walter Niewenhuis
B: 1926-06-23
D: 2020-11-09
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Niewenhuis, Walter
Cynthia Severson
B: 1956-03-03
D: 2020-10-31
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Severson, Cynthia
Dick Dyk
B: 1931-06-24
D: 2020-10-22
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Dyk, Dick
Marie Kok
B: 1926-12-28
D: 2020-10-19
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Kok, Marie
Ann Tegethoff
B: 1931-08-05
D: 2020-10-17
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Tegethoff, Ann
James Olsen
B: 1938-08-04
D: 2020-10-12
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Olsen, James
Candace Uzzle
B: 1962-02-17
D: 2020-10-05
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Uzzle, Candace
Doris Dertien
B: 1939-09-21
D: 2020-10-04
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Dertien, Doris
Larry Blasius
B: 1948-05-20
D: 2020-09-30
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Blasius, Larry

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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