Obituaries

Shah Gul
B: 1950-08-02
D: 2017-07-15
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Gul, Shah
Denise Kawaguchi
B: 1956-01-23
D: 2017-07-12
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Kawaguchi, Denise
Ruth Kuester
B: 1923-12-22
D: 2017-07-05
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Kuester, Ruth
Leslie Cooper
B: 1938-08-08
D: 2017-07-03
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Cooper, Leslie
Margaret Mitchell
B: 1938-06-23
D: 2017-06-30
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Mitchell, Margaret
Maria Espinosa
B: 1962-04-19
D: 2017-06-30
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Espinosa, Maria
Mohammad Anwar
B: 1945-12-25
D: 2017-06-29
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Anwar, Mohammad
Antonio Valenzuela
B: 1948-07-08
D: 2017-06-27
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Valenzuela, Antonio
Marion Guaragna
B: 1917-09-20
D: 2017-06-20
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Guaragna, Marion
Otto Albrecht
B: 1943-10-24
D: 2017-06-11
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Albrecht, Otto
Mary Cunningham
B: 1925-04-27
D: 2017-06-09
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Cunningham, Mary
Rodrigo Vega-Hernandez
B: 1972-10-03
D: 2017-06-05
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Vega-Hernandez, Rodrigo
Maria Pangelinan
B: 1955-05-16
D: 2017-06-01
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Pangelinan, Maria
Mearle Jones
B: 1924-08-04
D: 2017-05-29
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Jones, Mearle
Marie Stith
B: 1925-12-27
D: 2017-05-25
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Stith, Marie
Leontine Reynolds
B: 1924-01-16
D: 2017-05-24
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Reynolds, Leontine
Daisybel Welch
B: 1924-02-28
D: 2017-05-19
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Welch, Daisybel
Claire Reed
B: 1928-02-19
D: 2017-05-17
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Reed, Claire
Gaspar Tadeo
B: 1940-01-06
D: 2017-05-15
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Tadeo, Gaspar
Robert Miller
B: 1948-09-16
D: 2017-05-10
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Miller, Robert
Daniel McCarthy
B: 1948-06-15
D: 2017-05-07
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McCarthy, Daniel

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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 (209) 368-5128 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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