Obituaries

Alton Riedlinger
B: 1933-01-26
D: 2019-06-15
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Riedlinger, Alton
Roger Erickson
B: 1953-10-19
D: 2019-06-14
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Erickson, Roger
Dorlis Botello
B: 1934-07-14
D: 2019-06-14
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Botello, Dorlis
Mary Dodge
B: 1919-06-22
D: 2019-06-13
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Dodge, Mary
Bonnie Wandling
B: 1943-01-09
D: 2019-06-12
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Wandling, Bonnie
James Johnson
B: 1961-08-31
D: 2019-06-10
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Johnson, James
Fidel Diaz-Cortes
B: 1936-04-24
D: 2019-06-10
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Diaz-Cortes, Fidel
Sara Cunningham
B: 1980-08-06
D: 2019-06-09
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Cunningham, Sara
James Soderberg
B: 1925-08-07
D: 2019-06-09
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Soderberg, James
James Miller
B: 1962-10-05
D: 2019-06-07
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Miller, James
Julie Blanchard
B: 1967-01-13
D: 2019-06-03
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Blanchard, Julie
John Parker
B: 1940-10-14
D: 2019-06-02
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Parker, John
Michael Shemaria
B: 1954-11-18
D: 2019-06-01
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Shemaria, Michael
Lila Johnson
B: 1926-04-18
D: 2019-05-29
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Johnson, Lila
Charles Kahler
B: 1922-11-30
D: 2019-05-27
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Kahler, Charles
Susan Cook
B: 1968-10-19
D: 2019-05-19
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Cook, Susan
Sharon Coles
B: 1939-06-13
D: 2019-05-16
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Coles, Sharon
Gary Lauer
B: 1939-11-15
D: 2019-05-15
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Lauer, Gary
Donald Jones
B: 1932-05-16
D: 2019-05-13
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Jones, Donald
Mary Slowe
B: 1926-04-19
D: 2019-05-11
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Slowe, Mary
Joyce Smith
B: 1931-01-19
D: 2019-05-11
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Smith, Joyce

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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 509-470-6702 to begin.

Online Sources:

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