Obituaries

Joyce Cornwell
B: 1936-05-29
D: 2017-10-13
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Cornwell, Joyce
Justin Junk
B: 1982-12-10
D: 2017-10-10
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Junk, Justin
Dennis McLane
B: 1952-03-03
D: 2017-10-08
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McLane, Dennis
Marjorie Seufferlein
B: 1928-01-30
D: 2017-09-29
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Seufferlein, Marjorie
Charles Rouse
B: 1935-12-19
D: 2017-09-16
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Rouse, Charles
Gordon Main
B: 1953-04-22
D: 2017-09-12
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Main, Gordon
Tamara Miller-Fuller
B: 1970-01-08
D: 2017-09-11
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Miller-Fuller, Tamara
Cato Allsup
B: 1949-12-27
D: 2017-09-10
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Allsup, Cato
Charles Hansen
B: 1946-12-19
D: 2017-09-07
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Hansen, Charles
Donald Bearbower
B: 1958-03-16
D: 2017-08-30
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Bearbower, Donald
Donald Becker
B: 1956-06-01
D: 2017-08-28
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Becker, Donald
Thadius Warnke
B: 1997-01-30
D: 2017-08-19
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Warnke, Thadius
Donald Greenley
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2017-08-16
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Greenley, Donald
Dolores Shannon
B: 1943-05-06
D: 2017-08-14
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Shannon, Dolores
Stephen Kalkbrenner
B: 1948-09-03
D: 2017-08-12
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Kalkbrenner, Stephen
Barbara Kirkpatrick
B: 1954-02-17
D: 2017-08-09
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Kirkpatrick, Barbara
Janis Corkery
B: 1937-04-24
D: 2017-08-05
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Corkery, Janis
Jerry Boubin
B: 1961-04-22
D: 2017-08-04
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Boubin, Jerry
Doris Butters
B: 1929-04-01
D: 2017-07-25
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Butters, Doris
George Darland
B: 1960-08-30
D: 2017-07-18
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Darland, George
Dawn Rouse
B: 1967-03-03
D: 2017-07-17
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Rouse, Dawn

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