Obituaries

Louis Fischels
B: 1929-11-20
D: 2018-02-17
View Details
Fischels, Louis
Virginia Sleeper
B: 1938-07-28
D: 2018-02-15
View Details
Sleeper, Virginia
Henry Snyder
B: 1938-03-05
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Snyder, Henry
Thomas O'Connell
B: 1953-12-31
D: 2018-01-28
View Details
O'Connell, Thomas
Alice Kelley
B: 1921-03-22
D: 2018-01-24
View Details
Kelley, Alice
Donald Boies
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2018-01-03
View Details
Boies, Donald
Lori Williams
B: 1964-05-09
D: 2017-12-30
View Details
Williams, Lori
Larry Regenold
B: 1944-12-19
D: 2017-12-18
View Details
Regenold, Larry
Roxann Funk
B: 1961-09-14
D: 2017-12-17
View Details
Funk, Roxann
Scott Gordon
B: 1963-01-14
D: 2017-12-17
View Details
Gordon, Scott
Robert Hills
B: 1963-04-16
D: 2017-12-14
View Details
Hills, Robert
Lois Huber
B: 1925-09-11
D: 2017-12-13
View Details
Huber, Lois
Dwayne Weber
B: 1962-05-19
D: 2017-12-03
View Details
Weber, Dwayne
Randy Kaufman
B: 1957-04-06
D: 2017-12-02
View Details
Kaufman, Randy
John Baker
B: 1926-04-12
D: 2017-11-21
View Details
Baker, John
Sondra Peck
B: 1949-01-09
D: 2017-11-12
View Details
Peck, Sondra
James Kelley
B: 1922-07-25
D: 2017-11-08
View Details
Kelley, James
Jason Hunziker
B: 1978-01-23
D: 2017-11-06
View Details
Hunziker, Jason
Joyce Cornwell
B: 1936-05-29
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Cornwell, Joyce
Justin Junk
B: 1982-12-10
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Junk, Justin
Dennis McLane
B: 1952-03-03
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
McLane, Dennis

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
216 3rd Ave. SE.
Independence, IA 50644
Phone: (319) 334-2501
Fax: (319) 334-2502

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? 

We're Here to Advise, Assist, and Guide You

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 (319) 334-2501 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.