Obituaries

Isabel Casillas
B: 1974-06-19
D: 2017-12-10
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Casillas, Isabel
Betty Fielden
B: 1961-05-06
D: 2017-12-08
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Fielden, Betty
Donald Johansen
B: 1934-03-06
D: 2017-11-30
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Johansen, Donald
Albina Krause
B: 1922-01-31
D: 2017-11-28
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Krause, Albina
Ronald Kremis
B: 1961-05-14
D: 2017-11-24
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Kremis, Ronald
Shannon Carlisle
B: 1971-07-08
D: 2017-11-23
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Carlisle, Shannon
Robert Dodd
B: 1937-07-29
D: 2017-11-22
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Dodd, Robert
Marjorie Perkins
B: 1939-12-29
D: 2017-11-14
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Perkins, Marjorie
Col. William Lammers (Ret.)
B: 1941-05-16
D: 2017-11-11
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Lammers (Ret.), Col. William
Ashley Mickey
B: 1986-07-08
D: 2017-11-08
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Mickey, Ashley
Therese Rodriguez
B: 1951-02-27
D: 2017-11-05
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Rodriguez, Therese
Richard Rodriguez
B: 1953-09-18
D: 2017-11-05
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Rodriguez, Richard
Keith Braden
B: 1955-02-11
D: 2017-11-05
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Braden, Keith
Jeffrey Glaze
B: 1953-08-17
D: 2017-11-03
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Glaze, Jeffrey
Norman Hormuth
B: 1926-12-28
D: 2017-11-03
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Hormuth, Norman
Rosa Broyles
B: 1923-06-28
D: 2017-11-02
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Broyles, Rosa
Bennie Cotter
B: 1938-02-15
D: 2017-11-02
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Cotter, Bennie
Brenda Smith Bullard
B: 1955-04-15
D: 2017-11-02
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Smith Bullard, Brenda
Maxine Christian
B: 1933-10-19
D: 2017-10-31
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Christian, Maxine
Freddie Joseph "Joey" Smith, III
B: 1961-03-22
D: 2017-10-29
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Smith, III, Freddie Joseph "Joey"
Herman Luddeke
B: 1936-02-12
D: 2017-10-25
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Luddeke, Herman

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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 830-582-1521 to begin.

Online Sources:

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