Obituaries

Josephine Wigsten
B: 1924-11-18
D: 2020-01-12
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Wigsten, Josephine
Charles Densmore
B: 1943-05-07
D: 2020-01-12
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Densmore, Charles
Kathryn Davis
B: 1939-11-09
D: 2019-12-30
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Davis, Kathryn
Ashley Jerzak
B: 1986-07-30
D: 2019-12-27
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Jerzak, Ashley
Eleanor Personius
B: 1939-06-01
D: 2019-12-26
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Personius, Eleanor
Vita Abate
B: 1930-05-15
D: 2019-12-23
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Abate, Vita
Cyril Grover
B: 1939-01-11
D: 2019-12-19
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Grover, Cyril
Gerald Tobey
B: 1937-05-28
D: 2019-12-16
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Tobey, Gerald
Richard Sheesley, Jr.
B: 1943-08-13
D: 2019-12-12
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Sheesley, Jr., Richard
Richard McIlroy
B: 1953-05-06
D: 2019-12-10
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McIlroy, Richard
Daniel Bartholomew
B: 1949-08-31
D: 2019-12-10
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Bartholomew, Daniel
Gene Hoose
B: 1943-07-02
D: 2019-11-28
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Hoose, Gene
Arthur Peck III
B: 1944-05-10
D: 2019-11-25
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Peck III, Arthur
Frank Howard
B: 1946-09-03
D: 2019-11-24
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Howard, Frank
Carol Brannaka
B: 1959-10-27
D: 2019-10-27
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Brannaka, Carol
Gary Robertson
B: 1943-02-19
D: 2019-10-22
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Robertson, Gary
Richard Adams
B: 1935-01-04
D: 2019-10-14
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Adams, Richard
Terrance Seals
B: 1962-05-20
D: 2019-10-11
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Seals, Terrance
Johanna Drake
D: 2019-10-04
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Drake, Johanna
Hon. Dale Jaynes
B: 1946-12-10
D: 2019-10-01
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Jaynes, Hon. Dale
Helen Templar
B: 1923-09-07
D: 2019-09-23
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Templar, Helen

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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 (607) 535-4331 to begin.

Online Sources:

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