Obituaries

John Rogers
B: 1944-09-04
D: 2020-01-28
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Rogers, John
Norma Jean Huss
B: 1934-01-07
D: 2020-01-22
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Huss, Norma Jean
Beverly Petersen
B: 1923-08-16
D: 2020-01-19
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Petersen, Beverly
Frederick Albers
B: 1954-07-07
D: 2020-01-12
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Albers, Frederick
Elsie Wolters
B: 1931-03-27
D: 2020-01-07
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Wolters, Elsie
Elric Tremblay
B: 1928-02-05
D: 2020-01-01
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Tremblay, Elric
Sylvester Bange
B: 1931-07-24
D: 2020-01-01
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Bange, Sylvester
Stanley Sanders
B: 1927-05-10
D: 2019-12-30
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Sanders, Stanley
Elmer Lawver
B: 1927-08-31
D: 2019-12-30
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Lawver, Elmer
Bettie Schielke
B: 1942-11-04
D: 2019-12-30
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Schielke, Bettie
Randall Heier
B: 1951-11-26
D: 2019-12-30
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Heier, Randall
Rosemary Beckman
B: 1930-03-07
D: 2019-12-24
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Beckman, Rosemary
Joyce Gatlin
B: 1932-08-14
D: 2019-12-23
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Gatlin, Joyce
Joy Davis
B: 1922-09-27
D: 2019-12-21
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Davis, Joy
Judith Kennedy
B: 1958-11-19
D: 2019-12-15
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Kennedy, Judith
Marian Smith
D: 2019-12-14
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Smith, Marian
Sidney Strait
B: 1943-03-31
D: 2019-12-13
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Strait, Sidney
Warren Billips
B: 1955-02-01
D: 2019-12-12
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Billips, Warren
Diana Sabatka
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2019-12-11
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Sabatka, Diana
Evelyn Freeburn
B: 1926-10-16
D: 2019-12-10
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Freeburn, Evelyn
John Cranston
B: 1925-11-07
D: 2019-12-09
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Cranston, John

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
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