Obituaries

Bernard Ribarchek
B: 1927-09-19
D: 2017-10-15
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Ribarchek, Bernard
Helen Haese
B: 1926-05-14
D: 2017-10-13
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Haese, Helen
Richard Hazaert
D: 2017-10-13
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Hazaert, Richard
Joan Gilson
B: 1930-04-14
D: 2017-10-10
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Gilson, Joan
Ruth Schmidt
B: 1938-08-17
D: 2017-10-10
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Schmidt, Ruth
William Harrison
D: 2017-10-08
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Harrison, William
Mary Lou Backes
B: 1932-08-19
D: 2017-10-07
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Backes, Mary Lou
Connie Van Oss
B: 1949-01-31
D: 2017-10-06
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Van Oss, Connie
Maureen Lunney
B: 1934-12-05
D: 2017-10-06
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Lunney, Maureen
Raymond Detaege
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2017-10-05
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Detaege, Raymond
Andrew Lopez
B: 2003-04-18
D: 2017-10-05
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Lopez, Andrew
Edwin Watts
B: 1936-02-10
D: 2017-10-04
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Watts, Edwin
Luella Ossmann
B: 1926-05-23
D: 2017-10-03
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Ossmann, Luella
Billie Lambert
B: 1929-10-10
D: 2017-10-01
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Lambert, Billie
Mary Micolichek
B: 1952-05-17
D: 2017-09-27
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Micolichek, Mary
Brian DeGroot
B: 1971-07-22
D: 2017-09-19
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DeGroot, Brian
Diane Lotter
D: 2017-09-16
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Lotter, Diane
Dorothy Neerdaels
B: 1931-04-26
D: 2017-09-13
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Neerdaels, Dorothy
Richard Northway
B: 1940-12-18
D: 2017-09-08
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Northway, Richard
Nancy Hofkes
B: 1936-05-08
D: 2017-09-08
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Hofkes, Nancy
Donald Kuchenbecker
B: 1949-05-24
D: 2017-09-07
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Kuchenbecker, Donald

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Parts of a Funeral Service

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 920-336-8702 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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