Obituaries

Angela Qualle
B: 1964-11-24
D: 2017-06-21
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Qualle, Angela
Gerald Franceen
B: 1933-06-16
D: 2017-06-18
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Franceen, Gerald
William Nowicki
B: 1953-03-06
D: 2017-06-18
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Nowicki, William
Bernice Hoekstra
B: 1919-04-28
D: 2017-06-08
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Hoekstra, Bernice
Alice Becht
B: 1933-06-04
D: 2017-06-07
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Becht, Alice
Jerome Brelje
B: 1957-01-15
D: 2017-06-06
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Brelje, Jerome
Shirley Dahm
B: 1925-06-21
D: 2017-06-05
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Dahm, Shirley
Adelia Miller
B: 1920-05-14
D: 2017-06-03
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Miller, Adelia
Janice Preble
B: 1942-08-13
D: 2017-05-26
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Preble, Janice
Ronald Fjerstad
B: 1947-11-12
D: 2017-05-17
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Fjerstad, Ronald
Eldon Keehr
B: 1929-10-10
D: 2017-05-16
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Keehr, Eldon
Tony Onischuk
B: 1924-11-25
D: 2017-05-11
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Onischuk, Tony
James Albrecht
B: 1980-01-25
D: 2017-05-07
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Albrecht, James
Alexander Dunlop
B: 1932-02-23
D: 2017-05-02
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Dunlop, Alexander
Vera Kopp
B: 1936-10-21
D: 2017-04-29
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Kopp, Vera
Doreen Hulse
B: 1932-03-29
D: 2017-04-25
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Hulse, Doreen
Eleanor Stephens
B: 1923-02-28
D: 2017-04-20
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Stephens, Eleanor
Franklin Funes
B: 1933-03-30
D: 2017-04-19
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Funes, Franklin
Myles Voracek
B: 1930-08-14
D: 2017-04-14
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Voracek, Myles
Janis Maas
B: 1955-03-06
D: 2017-04-12
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Maas, Janis
Doris Henry
B: 1936-07-10
D: 2017-04-09
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Henry, Doris

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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 651-455-5352 to begin.

Online Sources:

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