Obituaries

Mary Schmutte
B: 1926-05-19
D: 2020-01-18
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Schmutte, Mary
Mary Ellen Kroger
B: 1930-10-02
D: 2020-01-18
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Kroger, Mary Ellen
Morris Shepherd
B: 1932-05-20
D: 2020-01-18
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Shepherd, Morris
Diane Storch
B: 1940-08-18
D: 2020-01-17
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Storch, Diane
Marianne Roth
B: 1935-11-18
D: 2020-01-17
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Roth, Marianne
Robert Niehaus
B: 1926-09-26
D: 2020-01-16
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Niehaus, Robert
Gerald Menke Sr.
B: 1939-12-17
D: 2020-01-15
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Menke Sr., Gerald
Ann Gaynor
B: 1953-08-04
D: 2020-01-13
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Gaynor, Ann
James Huffman
B: 1953-11-17
D: 2020-01-13
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Huffman, James
Sharon Smith
B: 1947-12-09
D: 2020-01-11
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Smith, Sharon
Robert Brewsaugh
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2020-01-06
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Brewsaugh, Robert
Ralph Lutz
B: 1939-10-23
D: 2020-01-03
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Lutz, Ralph
Eldon Leinen
B: 1929-10-14
D: 2020-01-02
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Leinen, Eldon
Mary Rudemiller
B: 1960-06-23
D: 2020-01-02
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Rudemiller, Mary
Thomas Green
B: 1970-08-28
D: 2020-01-02
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Green, Thomas
James Masminster
B: 1946-03-31
D: 2020-01-01
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Masminster, James
Nancy Berger
B: 1940-09-15
D: 2020-01-01
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Berger, Nancy
Russell Walden
B: 1928-01-10
D: 2019-12-29
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Walden, Russell
Jane Middendorf
B: 1947-02-25
D: 2019-12-28
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Middendorf, Jane
Timothy Warren
B: 1990-01-05
D: 2019-12-28
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Warren, Timothy
Francis Metzler
B: 1946-08-05
D: 2019-12-27
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Metzler, Francis

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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 (513) 661-3022 to begin.

Online Sources:

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