Obituaries

Lucille Debiak
B: 1938-02-11
D: 2017-10-08
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Debiak, Lucille
Rainer Reitz
B: 1944-11-30
D: 2017-09-28
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Reitz, Rainer
Catherine Ziegler
B: 1920-04-16
D: 2017-09-26
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Ziegler, Catherine
Ellen Cundari
B: 1956-06-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Cundari, Ellen
Irene Riekens
B: 1932-01-19
D: 2017-09-12
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Riekens, Irene
Rosann Brandt
B: 1923-02-28
D: 2017-09-12
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Brandt, Rosann
Rogelio Leon
B: 1958-07-26
D: 2017-09-02
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Leon, Rogelio
Herbert Soodsma
B: 1922-11-14
D: 2017-08-31
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Soodsma, Herbert
Bertha Weiss
B: 1923-03-09
D: 2017-08-30
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Weiss, Bertha
Gerda White
B: 1942-09-13
D: 2017-08-29
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White, Gerda
Mary Posch
B: 1928-07-31
D: 2017-08-20
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Posch, Mary
George Knapp
B: 1931-09-06
D: 2017-08-19
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Knapp, George
Otto Schifferdecker
B: 1923-03-09
D: 2017-08-19
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Schifferdecker, Otto
Emily Abdy
B: 1924-04-28
D: 2017-08-18
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Abdy, Emily
Albertus Bysterbusch
B: 1932-08-14
D: 2017-08-14
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Bysterbusch, Albertus
Verna Kling
B: 1922-03-06
D: 2017-08-09
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Kling, Verna
Edward Darella
B: 1932-12-14
D: 2017-08-08
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Darella, Edward
Paul Beverly
B: 1953-05-21
D: 2017-08-01
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Beverly, Paul
Claude Verduin
D: 2017-07-30
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Verduin, Claude
Lorraine Gentile
B: 1933-03-28
D: 2017-07-25
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Gentile, Lorraine
Norma Tarantino
B: 1929-10-26
D: 2017-07-25
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Tarantino, Norma

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Two generations ago, traditional funerals (visitation, funeral service and service at the cemetery) were common. It was what everyone expected.

But, as the demand for cremation services increased, there has been a shift in the types of services available. Many more families are choosing cremation and holding a memorial service afterwards. Family members and friends still came together to pay their respects to the deceased and find emotional support but they did so in less formal ways.

Today, another funeral service option, the celebration-of-life service, has become quite popular because there are no limits to the how, where, and when the life of a loved one can be celebrated. 

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The arrangements you make will be influenced by the lifestyle of your deceased family member; the time of year, your budget, and the number of people in attendance. But you don't have to think about it all on your own; we're here to help. That's what we do; it's our passion to help families celebrate the life of their loved one. Just reach out to us; let us know what you'd like, and we'll tell you how we can assist you. 

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