Obituaries

Allen Wight
B: 1946-11-09
D: 2020-09-25
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Wight, Allen
Annette Williams
B: 1939-03-14
D: 2020-09-21
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Williams, Annette
Karl Nizielski
B: 1949-02-23
D: 2020-09-20
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Nizielski, Karl
Eric Vamos
B: 1996-06-18
D: 2020-09-20
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Vamos, Eric
Jack Banks
B: 1925-11-18
D: 2020-09-19
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Banks, Jack
Norma Huson
B: 1935-01-16
D: 2020-09-15
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Huson, Norma
Wayne Stefan
B: 1943-10-07
D: 2020-09-13
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Stefan, Wayne
Peter Coates
B: 1967-04-01
D: 2020-09-04
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Coates , Peter
James Nunn
B: 1925-07-25
D: 2020-09-02
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Nunn, James
Thomas Arthur
B: 1926-01-29
D: 2020-09-01
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Arthur, Thomas
William Clark
B: 1938-08-10
D: 2020-08-31
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Clark, William
Murray McCauley
B: 1949-04-25
D: 2020-08-17
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McCauley, Murray
Garry Wight
B: 1948-03-07
D: 2020-08-09
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Wight, Garry
Kelly Brady-Fewster
B: 1967-02-15
D: 2020-08-07
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Brady-Fewster, Kelly
Raymond Wheeler
B: 1931-10-11
D: 2020-08-06
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Wheeler, Raymond
Kathleen Nunn
B: 1926-07-03
D: 2020-07-28
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Nunn, Kathleen
John Haines
B: 1953-08-25
D: 2020-07-22
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Haines, John
Theodore Vanderlans
B: 1925-09-10
D: 2020-07-16
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Vanderlans, Theodore
Josephine Ozog
B: 1935-11-19
D: 2020-07-12
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Ozog, Josephine
Elizabeth Schell
B: 1941-07-16
D: 2020-07-12
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Schell, Elizabeth
Paul Holtendorp
B: 1967-09-23
D: 2020-07-03
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Holtendorp, Paul

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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 (519) 449-1112 to begin.

Online Sources:

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