Obituaries

Bill Rushing
B: 1948-03-06
D: 2017-08-23
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Rushing, Bill
Carl Gribaudo
B: 1940-11-14
D: 2017-08-23
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Gribaudo, Carl
Tracy Post
B: 1967-01-21
D: 2017-08-20
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Post, Tracy
Carol Southard
B: 1929-02-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Southard, Carol
John DeWit
B: 1929-02-06
D: 2017-08-18
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DeWit, John
George Hamilton
B: 1949-05-13
D: 2017-08-16
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Hamilton, George
Dimple Wilson
B: 1939-07-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Wilson, Dimple
Darlene Browne
B: 1942-03-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Browne, Darlene
Doris McEwan
B: 1922-07-18
D: 2017-08-12
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McEwan, Doris
Kathleen Lazo
B: 1960-03-04
D: 2017-08-10
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Lazo, Kathleen
Joan Pichetto-Krack
B: 1930-04-19
D: 2017-08-09
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Pichetto-Krack, Joan
Tomasa Vega
B: 1926-04-12
D: 2017-08-09
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Vega, Tomasa
Wilda Schnaidt
B: 1931-03-05
D: 2017-08-07
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Schnaidt, Wilda
Marcelino Castellano
B: 1949-01-19
D: 2017-08-06
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Castellano, Marcelino
Robert Shepard
B: 1941-03-29
D: 2017-08-03
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Shepard, Robert
Elizabeth Crim
B: 1954-10-25
D: 2017-08-03
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Crim, Elizabeth
David Vietmeier
B: 1942-07-02
D: 2017-08-02
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Vietmeier, David
Fay Duke
B: 1935-02-12
D: 2017-08-02
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Duke, Fay
Francis Thompson
B: 1940-10-31
D: 2017-07-31
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Thompson, Francis
Mamdouh Fakhouri
B: 1936-02-01
D: 2017-07-31
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Fakhouri, Mamdouh
Cheryl Rabanal
B: 1950-08-19
D: 2017-07-27
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Rabanal, Cheryl

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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 (209) 369-3564 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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