Obituaries

Katja Hesselgesser
B: 1958-11-24
D: 2017-07-18
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Hesselgesser, Katja
Alexander Castellanos
B: 1963-11-27
D: 2017-07-17
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Castellanos, Alexander
William Hill
B: 1946-02-04
D: 2017-07-17
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Hill, William
Dr. Jeffrey Tower
B: 1953-09-18
D: 2017-07-04
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Tower, Dr. Jeffrey
Mariya Leshchishin
B: 1930-02-02
D: 2017-06-24
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Leshchishin, Mariya
Jerry Freeman
B: 1934-06-15
D: 2017-06-24
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Freeman, Jerry
Donald Morton
B: 1933-12-12
D: 2017-06-22
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Morton, Donald
Barbara Downey
B: 1948-12-03
D: 2017-06-07
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Downey, Barbara
Billy Ratcliff
B: 1938-07-22
D: 2017-06-06
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Ratcliff, Billy
Irene Smith
B: 1917-02-14
D: 2017-06-05
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Smith, Irene
Zella Everett
B: 1924-02-04
D: 2017-06-01
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Everett, Zella
Marcella Fricke
B: 1923-06-19
D: 2017-05-29
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Fricke, Marcella
Theresa Granger
B: 1955-10-23
D: 2017-05-27
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Granger, Theresa
Norma Graham
B: 1935-04-18
D: 2017-05-19
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Graham, Norma
Rita Gagnon
B: 1928-02-01
D: 2017-05-17
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Gagnon, Rita
Kathleen Rogers
B: 1927-10-13
D: 2017-05-12
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Rogers, Kathleen
Sipriana Eusebio
B: 1949-03-26
D: 2017-05-06
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Eusebio, Sipriana
Joan Galbraith
B: 1937-04-20
D: 2017-04-23
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Galbraith, Joan
Fermin Contreras
B: 1951-07-27
D: 2017-04-21
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Contreras, Fermin
JoAnn McConnell
B: 1938-04-15
D: 2017-04-19
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McConnell, JoAnn
George Lamm
B: 1920-08-24
D: 2017-04-12
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Lamm, George

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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 (951) 658-9497 to begin.

Online Sources:

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