Obituaries

Terry Koivisto
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2017-05-25
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Koivisto, Terry
Joseph Ceresino
B: 1924-03-26
D: 2017-05-23
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Ceresino, Joseph
Henry Belmore
B: 1943-10-06
D: 2017-05-18
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Belmore, Henry
William Shubaly
B: 1931-09-15
D: 2017-05-15
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Shubaly, William
Sandro Fragale
B: 1961-10-15
D: 2017-05-13
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Fragale, Sandro
Trevor Wojick
B: 1959-11-22
D: 2017-05-13
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Wojick, Trevor
Penny Belanger
B: 1943-06-24
D: 2017-05-10
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Belanger, Penny
Helen Bone
B: 1966-04-19
D: 2017-05-08
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Bone, Helen
Concetta Coda
B: 1927-07-30
D: 2017-05-08
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Coda, Concetta
Angela Sgambelluri
B: 1944-08-30
D: 2017-05-06
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Sgambelluri, Angela
Zita Demko
B: 1944-05-27
D: 2017-05-05
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Demko, Zita
Jean MacPherson
B: 1928-02-09
D: 2017-05-03
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MacPherson, Jean
Hellen Miranda Lindeman
B: 1927-11-28
D: 2017-04-25
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Lindeman, Hellen Miranda
Frank Ruberto
B: 1937-08-02
D: 2017-04-14
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Ruberto, Frank
William McCracken
B: 1947-06-14
D: 2017-04-11
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McCracken, William
Judith Salmonson
B: 1954-06-18
D: 2017-04-03
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Salmonson, Judith
Valerie "Sue" Hagberg
B: 1943-02-10
D: 2017-04-03
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Hagberg, Valerie "Sue"
Edward Holseth
B: 1948-03-19
D: 2017-04-02
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Holseth, Edward
Hayami Nishimura
B: 1928-05-21
D: 2017-03-27
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Nishimura, Hayami
Stanley Woods
B: 1921-11-12
D: 2017-03-22
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Woods, Stanley
Christopher Becotte
B: 1965-07-21
D: 2017-03-22
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Becotte, Christopher

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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 807-345-5351 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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