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Charlene Anderson
B: 1932-02-23
D: 2018-10-15
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Anderson, Charlene
Raymond Brann
B: 1942-12-01
D: 2018-10-15
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Brann, Raymond
Carl Ilvonen
B: 1925-07-10
D: 2018-10-14
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Ilvonen, Carl
Nancy Hunter
B: 1931-06-11
D: 2018-10-14
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Hunter, Nancy
Mariann Holden
B: 1952-06-29
D: 2018-10-12
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Holden, Mariann
Janet Lum
B: 1925-09-16
D: 2018-10-12
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Lum, Janet
Evelyn Kalloch
B: 1927-05-03
D: 2018-10-10
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Kalloch, Evelyn
Eugene Allen
B: 1926-08-24
D: 2018-10-10
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Allen, Eugene
Brian Campbell
B: 1947-12-05
D: 2018-10-07
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Campbell, Brian
Charles Kurr
B: 1949-02-04
D: 2018-10-05
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Kurr, Charles
Barbara Carver
B: 1930-05-17
D: 2018-10-04
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Carver, Barbara
Ben Murdock
B: 1983-06-09
D: 2018-10-04
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Murdock, Ben
Cherie Yattaw
B: 1949-08-25
D: 2018-10-02
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Yattaw, Cherie
Donald Paulsen
B: 1932-09-23
D: 2018-09-30
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Paulsen, Donald
Warren Davis
B: 1923-07-22
D: 2018-09-27
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Davis, Warren
Richard Merrifield
B: 1935-02-18
D: 2018-09-22
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Merrifield, Richard
Evelyn Holden
B: 1923-12-13
D: 2018-09-21
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Holden, Evelyn
William Fowlie
B: 1931-03-06
D: 2018-09-20
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Fowlie, William
Barbara Smalley
B: 1925-06-11
D: 2018-09-19
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Smalley, Barbara
Scott Huber
B: 2001-08-03
D: 2018-09-18
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Huber, Scott
David Boland
B: 1975-09-10
D: 2018-09-16
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Boland, David

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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 207-594-4212 to begin.

Online Sources:

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