Obituaries

Donavan Axtell
B: 1930-06-30
D: 2018-04-16
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Axtell, Donavan
Thomas Ratchford
B: 1936-11-25
D: 2018-04-10
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Ratchford, Thomas
Peggy Stevenson
B: 1942-06-24
D: 2018-04-03
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Stevenson, Peggy
Ned Johnson
B: 1957-10-14
D: 2018-03-31
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Johnson, Ned
Martha Neisen
B: 1984-04-12
D: 2018-03-31
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Neisen, Martha
Carol Kelley
B: 1924-05-12
D: 2018-03-30
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Kelley, Carol
Thomas McNamara
B: 1937-09-30
D: 2018-03-20
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McNamara, Thomas
Rita Ridder
B: 1951-12-02
D: 2018-03-15
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Ridder, Rita
Margaret Croal
B: 1935-07-28
D: 2018-03-03
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Croal, Margaret
Deleva Platt
B: 1932-06-16
D: 2018-03-03
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Platt, Deleva
Edwin Skripsky
D: 2018-02-28
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Skripsky, Edwin
Elva Prenosil
B: 1918-07-20
D: 2018-02-27
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Prenosil, Elva
Mildred Potts
B: 1924-08-05
D: 2018-02-21
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Potts, Mildred
Orlie Rawson
B: 1939-10-07
D: 2018-02-18
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Rawson, Orlie
Louis Fischels
B: 1929-11-20
D: 2018-02-17
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Fischels, Louis
Virginia Sleeper
B: 1938-07-28
D: 2018-02-15
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Sleeper, Virginia
Henry Snyder
B: 1938-03-05
D: 2018-02-13
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Snyder, Henry
Barbara Smith
B: 1934-04-27
D: 2018-02-13
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Smith, Barbara
Thomas O'Connell
B: 1953-12-31
D: 2018-01-28
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O'Connell, Thomas
Alice Kelley
B: 1921-03-22
D: 2018-01-24
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Kelley, Alice
Donald Boies
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2018-01-03
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Boies, Donald

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Writing a Eulogy and Obituary

Two important tasks in preparing for your loved one's funeral, memorial service, or celebration-of-life involve writing—and we know many people don't realize what's involved, or simply aren't comfortable with the writing process.

That's why we've put together the pages listed below; to support those of you who are committed to fulfilling their responsibility of writing a loved one's obituary or eulogy. Naturally, if you have any additional questions on writing for the funeral, please call us at (319) 334-2501. We will be pleased to assist you. 

How to Write a Eulogy
If you've been asked to deliver a eulogy, you may want to read this page before starting. We provide valuable insights and tips on how to write a eulogy.
How to Write an Obituary
Writing an obituary needs to strike a balance between stating the facts and telling your loved one's life story. Learn how to write an obituary here.