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William Burke
B: 1928-04-19
D: 2019-02-17
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Burke, William
Virginia Freund
B: 1938-07-09
D: 2019-02-16
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Freund, Virginia
John Thiel
B: 1965-05-16
D: 2019-02-12
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Thiel, John
Mary Aspinall
B: 1934-04-21
D: 2019-02-11
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Aspinall, Mary
Kathleen Kutsche
B: 1985-07-09
D: 2019-02-11
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Kutsche, Kathleen
Vicki Rautio
B: 1963-12-07
D: 2019-02-08
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Rautio, Vicki
Angeline Percente
B: 1934-02-15
D: 2019-02-05
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Percente, Angeline
Kathleen Caisson
B: 1956-02-15
D: 2019-02-04
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Caisson, Kathleen
Ray Smith
B: 1960-07-27
D: 2019-02-01
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Smith, Ray
Lothar Thiel
D: 2019-01-28
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Thiel, Lothar
James Todd
B: 1935-06-09
D: 2019-01-26
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Todd, James
Mary Bartelson
B: 1917-06-15
D: 2019-01-24
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Bartelson, Mary
Darlene Raffone
B: 1935-01-19
D: 2019-01-23
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Raffone, Darlene
Helen Foerster
B: 1920-06-24
D: 2019-01-14
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Foerster, Helen
Jessica Kroll-Peciulis
B: 1963-09-19
D: 2019-01-11
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Kroll-Peciulis, Jessica
Mildred Kristof
B: 1924-04-14
D: 2019-01-08
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Kristof, Mildred
Thomas Przybylski
B: 1942-03-08
D: 2019-01-08
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Przybylski, Thomas
Albert Rogge
B: 1934-12-30
D: 2018-12-23
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Rogge, Albert
Marilyn Sievert
B: 1936-12-24
D: 2018-12-17
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Sievert, Marilyn
Duane Hudson
B: 1930-07-01
D: 2018-12-16
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Hudson, Duane
Mirna Rivera-Jagielski
B: 1953-11-28
D: 2018-12-14
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Rivera-Jagielski, Mirna

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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 262-248-2320 to begin.

Online Sources:

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