Obituaries

Jan Karwowski
B: 1940-11-15
D: 2017-06-18
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Karwowski, Jan
Elisabeth Abridello
B: 1943-10-14
D: 2017-06-18
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Abridello, Elisabeth
Lillian Collins
B: 1927-05-22
D: 2017-06-13
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Collins, Lillian
Peter Testaverde
B: 1947-07-30
D: 2017-06-13
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Testaverde, Peter
Michael Decker
B: 1973-11-19
D: 2017-06-12
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Decker, Michael
Russell Termine
B: 1940-05-18
D: 2017-06-12
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Termine, Russell
Mary Schifferdecker
B: 1924-11-16
D: 2017-06-04
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Schifferdecker, Mary
Dorothea Elvin
B: 1928-02-24
D: 2017-06-04
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Elvin, Dorothea
Gloria Acker
B: 1956-08-11
D: 2017-05-26
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Acker, Gloria
Marie Teitsma
B: 1926-02-08
D: 2017-05-22
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Teitsma, Marie
Anna Portella
B: 1926-04-15
D: 2017-05-17
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Portella, Anna
Gloria Brollier
B: 1928-02-25
D: 2017-05-15
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Brollier, Gloria
Garret Ruit
B: 1933-09-07
D: 2017-05-13
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Ruit, Garret
Geraldine Vanderputten
B: 1926-07-25
D: 2017-05-13
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Vanderputten, Geraldine
Claire Moriya
B: 1935-01-20
D: 2017-05-11
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Moriya , Claire
Maria Barra
B: 1925-10-14
D: 2017-05-10
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Barra, Maria
Mary Danza
B: 1924-11-16
D: 2017-05-10
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Danza, Mary
Elinor Miller
B: 1924-04-03
D: 2017-05-04
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Miller, Elinor
Frank Foster
B: 1935-05-24
D: 2017-04-27
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Foster, Frank
Ann Knapp
B: 1932-12-28
D: 2017-04-22
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Knapp, Ann
David Beckwermert
B: 1928-04-02
D: 2017-04-22
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Beckwermert, David

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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 201-891-4770 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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