Obituaries

David Blomquist
B: 1934-11-18
D: 2017-04-20
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Blomquist, David
Ella Meisenheimer
B: 1922-06-07
D: 2017-04-19
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Meisenheimer, Ella
Otmar Pintaritsch
B: 1933-10-02
D: 2017-04-19
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Pintaritsch, Otmar
Julia Purdie
B: 1941-08-31
D: 2017-04-19
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Purdie, Julia
Patricia Lawrence
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2017-04-18
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Lawrence, Patricia
Awilda La Mar
B: 1928-06-29
D: 2017-04-15
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La Mar, Awilda
Robert Holt
B: 1923-07-19
D: 2017-04-13
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Holt, Robert
Miguel Aguiar III
B: 1948-11-02
D: 2017-04-13
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Aguiar III, Miguel
Lit Han
B: 1923-05-05
D: 2017-04-13
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Han, Lit
Lilias Biegel
B: 1924-06-16
D: 2017-04-11
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Biegel, Lilias
Ray Tsukimura
B: 1931-10-23
D: 2017-04-08
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Tsukimura, Ray
Catherine Runyon
B: 1925-08-31
D: 2017-04-08
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Runyon, Catherine
Miguel Franco
B: 1930-10-24
D: 2017-04-08
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Franco, Miguel
Elsie Lindquist
B: 1926-06-28
D: 2017-04-06
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Lindquist, Elsie
Arthur Perkins
B: 1928-07-20
D: 2017-04-06
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Perkins, Arthur
Mildred Starkie
B: 1922-08-27
D: 2017-04-06
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Starkie, Mildred
Paul Schreiner
B: 1928-03-09
D: 2017-04-06
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Schreiner, Paul
Betty Coleman
B: 1937-04-08
D: 2017-04-02
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Coleman, Betty
Molly Scott
B: 2015-08-04
D: 2017-04-02
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Scott, Molly
Maria Valdivia
B: 1925-01-01
D: 2017-04-02
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Valdivia, Maria
Ronald Schneider
B: 1939-02-24
D: 2017-03-28
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Schneider, Ronald

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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 (925) 935-3311 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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