Obituaries

Kathleen Fitzgerald
B: 1933-07-20
D: 2019-03-16
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Fitzgerald, Kathleen
Dale Butterfield
B: 1954-07-15
D: 2019-03-14
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Butterfield, Dale
Harley Van Horssen
B: 1941-04-07
D: 2019-03-02
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Van Horssen, Harley
Gloria Koopal
B: 1935-12-18
D: 2019-02-22
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Koopal, Gloria
Bettye Mason
B: 1933-02-09
D: 2019-02-20
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Mason, Bettye
Adela Turnbull
B: 1933-12-10
D: 2019-02-17
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Turnbull, Adela
Delores Krenz
B: 1931-07-08
D: 2019-02-14
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Krenz, Delores
Eleanor Bouwman
B: 1931-03-28
D: 2019-02-03
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Bouwman, Eleanor
Dwight Knutson
B: 1931-12-11
D: 2019-01-19
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Knutson, Dwight
Anna Reimer
B: 1924-10-29
D: 2019-01-18
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Reimer, Anna
Maxine Schlepuetz
B: 1930-04-02
D: 2019-01-15
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Schlepuetz, Maxine
Eileen Van Zee
B: 1933-09-02
D: 2019-01-13
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Van Zee, Eileen
Irene Olivier
B: 1939-09-12
D: 2019-01-03
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Olivier, Irene
Melvin Overweg
B: 1938-11-14
D: 2019-01-02
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Overweg, Melvin
Frank Schulte
B: 1930-09-09
D: 2018-12-18
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Schulte, Frank
Alice Strand
B: 1925-10-05
D: 2018-12-06
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Strand, Alice
Norley Becker
B: 1950-08-04
D: 2018-12-06
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Becker, Norley
Mark Munger
B: 1964-07-06
D: 2018-11-28
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Munger, Mark
Jean Thompson
B: 1929-03-29
D: 2018-11-25
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Thompson, Jean
Bruce Bakken
B: 1924-02-28
D: 2018-11-18
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Bakken, Bruce
Kenneth Kuipers
B: 1957-04-19
D: 2018-11-18
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Kuipers, Kenneth

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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 605-337-3857 to begin.

Online Sources:

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