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Lillian Willis
B: 1932-03-15
D: 2017-11-16
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Willis, Lillian
Juan Maldonado
B: 1996-10-01
D: 2017-11-12
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Maldonado, Juan
Susan Ostergaard Herr
B: 1947-04-05
D: 2017-11-08
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Ostergaard Herr, Susan
Theresa Matteo
B: 1923-06-05
D: 2017-11-06
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Matteo, Theresa
Louisa Trigg
B: 1923-05-19
D: 2017-11-03
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Trigg, Louisa
Barbara Wethe
B: 1947-02-02
D: 2017-11-02
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Wethe, Barbara
Winifred May Cooke Davis
B: 1915-12-06
D: 2017-10-19
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Davis, Winifred May Cooke
Robert J. Taylor
B: 1965-07-13
D: 2017-10-16
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Taylor, Robert J.
Giuseppe Ragusa
B: 1927-11-13
D: 2017-10-11
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Ragusa, Giuseppe
Gerda Kelly
B: 1919-12-11
D: 2017-09-26
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Kelly, Gerda
Paula Schilling
B: 1924-10-16
D: 2017-09-18
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Schilling, Paula
Catherine Cappiello
B: 1922-05-09
D: 2017-09-09
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Cappiello, Catherine
Bruce Metviner
B: 1943-12-03
D: 2017-09-09
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Metviner, Bruce
Joan McCarthy
B: 1931-03-02
D: 2017-09-09
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McCarthy, Joan
Donald Golden
B: 1939-04-07
D: 2017-08-24
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Golden, Donald
Carol Sprout
B: 1928-12-13
D: 2017-08-17
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Sprout, Carol
Anthony Iafelice
B: 1934-06-12
D: 2017-08-14
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Iafelice, Anthony
Louise DiDia
B: 1927-07-28
D: 2017-08-01
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DiDia, Louise
Olguine Sance
B: 1975-06-10
D: 2017-07-23
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Sance, Olguine
Joyce Schanck
B: 1931-09-17
D: 2017-07-19
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Schanck, Joyce
Frederick Berez
B: 1944-05-14
D: 2017-07-17
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Berez, Frederick

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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 609-448-3456 to begin.

Online Sources:

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