Obituaries

Gilbert Myers
B: 1933-10-02
D: 2020-01-21
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Myers, Gilbert
Kerry Miller
B: 1956-04-08
D: 2020-01-18
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Miller, Kerry
Zachary Hackett
B: 1994-06-19
D: 2020-01-18
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Hackett, Zachary
Norbert Pratt
B: 1930-12-09
D: 2020-01-14
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Pratt, Norbert
Shannon Palmer
B: 1969-09-28
D: 2020-01-14
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Palmer, Shannon
Linda Cutting
B: 1943-07-21
D: 2020-01-03
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Cutting, Linda
Hilda Loos
B: 1925-09-21
D: 2020-01-02
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Loos, Hilda
Gina LaBerge
B: 1961-05-01
D: 2019-12-31
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LaBerge, Gina
Jessie Pecor
B: 1935-03-18
D: 2019-12-31
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Pecor, Jessie
Arlan Elwood
B: 1938-11-07
D: 2019-12-31
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Elwood, Arlan
Alexander Lipka
B: 1937-10-22
D: 2019-12-19
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Lipka, Alexander
Allan Monniere
B: 1947-01-13
D: 2019-12-18
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Monniere, Allan
Gifford Hart
B: 1930-02-25
D: 2019-12-17
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Hart, Gifford
William McDowell
B: 1987-02-22
D: 2019-12-16
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McDowell, William
John Herrick
B: 1933-07-28
D: 2019-12-13
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Herrick, John
Orben Loucks
B: 1940-03-21
D: 2019-12-12
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Loucks, Orben
James Moulton
B: 1944-01-21
D: 2019-12-12
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Moulton, James
Pauline Ayer
B: 1939-05-02
D: 2019-12-08
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Ayer, Pauline
Stacie Machia
B: 1964-11-18
D: 2019-12-05
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Machia, Stacie
Norman Harvey
B: 1955-06-30
D: 2019-12-03
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Harvey, Norman
Rodney Willingham
B: 1965-01-23
D: 2019-11-28
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Willingham, Rodney

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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 802-849-6261 to begin.

Online Sources:

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