Obituaries

Louis Ey
B: 1950-06-29
D: 2018-06-14
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Ey, Louis
George Quelet
B: 1929-07-07
D: 2018-06-12
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Quelet, George
Shirley Brandt
B: 1932-12-09
D: 2018-06-12
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Brandt, Shirley
Stefanie Reich
B: 1975-04-12
D: 2018-06-12
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Reich, Stefanie
Jean Williams
B: 1925-06-26
D: 2018-05-26
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Williams, Jean
Samuel Hawkins
B: 1995-08-08
D: 2018-05-24
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Hawkins, Samuel
Joyce Regester
B: 1931-05-28
D: 2018-05-20
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Regester, Joyce
Lillian Karczeski
B: 1923-05-12
D: 2018-05-19
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Karczeski, Lillian
Lester Simms
B: 1942-12-03
D: 2018-05-19
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Simms, Lester
James McGrail
B: 1927-09-03
D: 2018-05-17
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McGrail, James
John Bishop
B: 1944-08-19
D: 2018-05-15
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Bishop, John
Hugh Manar
B: 1948-09-02
D: 2018-05-13
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Manar, Hugh
Ellen Strausburg
B: 1922-12-20
D: 2018-05-09
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Strausburg, Ellen
Edgar Stricklin
B: 1940-01-30
D: 2018-05-07
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Stricklin, Edgar
Margaret Puelzt
B: 1936-06-18
D: 2018-05-07
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Puelzt, Margaret
Patricia Cheicante
B: 1936-06-23
D: 2018-05-07
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Cheicante, Patricia
William Moudry
B: 1928-11-06
D: 2018-05-01
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Moudry, William
Gary Emrhein
B: 1942-09-22
D: 2018-04-28
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Emrhein, Gary
Esther Dietz
B: 1917-12-25
D: 2018-04-27
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Dietz, Esther
Ronald Hammond
B: 1932-12-11
D: 2018-04-26
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Hammond, Ronald
Ralph Crispino
B: 1927-11-10
D: 2018-04-25
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Crispino, Ralph

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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 410-665-2000 to begin.

Online Sources:

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