Obituaries

Patricia Van Dresar
B: 1936-10-15
D: 2018-07-20
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Van Dresar, Patricia
Lori Richardson
B: 1956-06-09
D: 2018-07-09
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Richardson, Lori
Doris Nelson
B: 1930-01-12
D: 2018-07-07
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Nelson, Doris
Margaret Blanchard
B: 1943-10-09
D: 2018-07-06
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Blanchard, Margaret
John Leffert
B: 1985-10-02
D: 2018-07-05
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Leffert, John
Donald Smith
B: 1927-06-15
D: 2018-07-03
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Smith, Donald
George Waters
B: 1920-07-04
D: 2018-07-02
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Waters, George
Douglas Beach
B: 1949-02-09
D: 2018-06-29
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Beach, Douglas
Hazel Palmiero
B: 1921-03-31
D: 2018-06-26
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Palmiero, Hazel
Terry Fox
B: 1965-04-28
D: 2018-06-25
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Fox, Terry
Timothy Peterpaul
B: 1959-07-24
D: 2018-06-23
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Peterpaul, Timothy
Joyce Wittmann
B: 1941-06-27
D: 2018-06-16
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Wittmann, Joyce
Ellen Gallivan
B: 1922-02-01
D: 2018-06-12
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Gallivan, Ellen
Peter Melnick
B: 1955-04-10
D: 2018-06-07
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Melnick, Peter
Andrea Kuhner
B: 1964-07-04
D: 2018-06-05
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Kuhner, Andrea
Norma Zbiegien
B: 1925-01-21
D: 2018-06-04
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Zbiegien, Norma
Carl Cramer
B: 1947-05-02
D: 2018-06-02
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Cramer, Carl
Kathryn Smith
B: 1922-03-26
D: 2018-06-02
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Smith, Kathryn
James Matt
B: 1942-04-27
D: 2018-05-30
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Matt, James
George Whipple
B: 1946-05-24
D: 2018-05-30
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Whipple, George
Marilyn Mullen
B: 1950-05-07
D: 2018-05-29
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Mullen, Marilyn

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What is a Memorial Service?

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.

Memorial Service Ideas

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?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 315-337-0055 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.