Obituaries

Ronald Schaupp
B: 1934-05-17
D: 2017-10-15
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Schaupp, Ronald
Gerald Marshall
B: 1948-07-03
D: 2017-10-14
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Marshall, Gerald
Rhothghar Smith
B: 1999-07-03
D: 2017-10-14
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Smith, Rhothghar
Irene Boyd
B: 1935-07-20
D: 2017-10-14
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Boyd, Irene
Mary Lou Campbell
B: 1927-06-22
D: 2017-10-13
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Campbell, Mary Lou
Patricia Cross
B: 1945-01-23
D: 2017-10-05
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Cross, Patricia
Robert Maynard
B: 1924-06-19
D: 2017-10-04
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Maynard, Robert
John Gratton
B: 1933-12-16
D: 2017-09-30
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Gratton, John
Jerome Balmuth
B: 1924-05-08
D: 2017-09-28
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Balmuth, Jerome
Cassandra Palmer
B: 1951-07-21
D: 2017-09-26
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Palmer, Cassandra
Edna Fink
B: 1936-03-26
D: 2017-09-25
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Fink, Edna
Jane Vivyan
B: 1919-05-22
D: 2017-09-25
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Vivyan, Jane
John Doroshenko
B: 1934-07-28
D: 2017-09-24
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Doroshenko, John
Margaret Angell
B: 1939-03-31
D: 2017-09-24
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Angell, Margaret
Linda Holliday
B: 1963-04-28
D: 2017-09-20
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Holliday, Linda
Joan Krawiec
B: 1935-02-24
D: 2017-09-18
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Krawiec, Joan
Ruby Maltzan
B: 1928-08-31
D: 2017-09-16
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Maltzan, Ruby
Judith Marceau
B: 1941-12-16
D: 2017-09-14
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Marceau, Judith
Cheryl Ross
B: 1949-06-21
D: 2017-09-12
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Ross, Cheryl
Gladys Allison
B: 1928-12-04
D: 2017-09-10
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Allison, Gladys
George Wormuth
B: 1934-08-21
D: 2017-09-07
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Wormuth, George

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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 315-824-2417 to begin.

Online Sources:

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