Obituaries

Ida Baldino
B: 1922-02-22
D: 2018-11-19
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Baldino, Ida
Harold Gattsek
B: 1940-02-19
D: 2018-11-17
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Gattsek, Harold
Benjamin Porcella
B: 2018-11-15
D: 2018-11-17
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Porcella, Benjamin
Catalina Nikitiades
B: 1940-03-22
D: 2018-11-16
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Nikitiades, Catalina
Charles Weisel
B: 1937-01-29
D: 2018-11-06
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Weisel, Charles
Alice Payne
B: 1941-06-06
D: 2018-11-03
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Payne, Alice
Mary Whitlock
B: 1945-10-17
D: 2018-11-02
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Whitlock, Mary
John Lilly
B: 1941-04-03
D: 2018-11-01
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Lilly, John
George Vishnesky
B: 1935-05-24
D: 2018-10-30
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Vishnesky, George
Franklin Urena
B: 1980-10-03
D: 2018-10-30
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Urena, Franklin
Elizabeth Ziegler
B: 1932-05-21
D: 2018-10-25
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Ziegler, Elizabeth
Rose Siconolfi
B: 1921-11-09
D: 2018-10-10
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Siconolfi, Rose
Nancy Cardoso Ramos
B: 1970-09-21
D: 2018-10-09
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Cardoso Ramos, Nancy
Andrew Lashomb
B: 1981-01-09
D: 2018-10-09
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Lashomb, Andrew
Lisa Dahl
B: 1962-06-13
D: 2018-10-07
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Dahl, Lisa
Manuel Zhinin
B: 1941-06-19
D: 2018-09-29
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Zhinin, Manuel
Dolores Kessler
B: 1930-12-09
D: 2018-09-12
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Kessler, Dolores
Rose Buff
B: 1919-08-14
D: 2018-09-12
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Buff, Rose
John Devine
B: 1942-03-12
D: 2018-09-12
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Devine, John
Michael Faiella
B: 1928-10-21
D: 2018-09-07
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Faiella, Michael
Charles Hierhager
B: 1944-10-01
D: 2018-09-06
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Hierhager, Charles

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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 609-448-3456 to begin.

Online Sources:

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