Obituaries

Cynthia Moberg
B: 1952-06-30
D: 2017-08-19
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Moberg, Cynthia
Carroll Nelson
B: 1941-09-24
D: 2017-08-17
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Nelson, Carroll
Carl (Corky) Smith
B: 1950-11-16
D: 2017-08-16
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Smith, Carl (Corky)
Morris Lundgren
B: 1935-09-01
D: 2017-08-13
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Lundgren, Morris
Wayne Carey
B: 1949-10-27
D: 2017-08-09
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Carey, Wayne
William Huether
B: 1942-09-09
D: 2017-08-09
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Huether, William
Robert Sarna
D: 2017-08-07
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Sarna, Robert
Ardyce Stephan
B: 1939-03-13
D: 2017-07-27
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Stephan, Ardyce
Joseph Ketchmark
B: 1963-12-12
D: 2017-07-25
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Ketchmark, Joseph
Carol Sturdevant
B: 1926-01-27
D: 2017-07-25
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Sturdevant, Carol
Gary Kinney
B: 1951-02-14
D: 2017-07-24
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Kinney, Gary
James Morris
B: 1942-04-14
D: 2017-07-19
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Morris, James
Paul Odenthal
B: 1964-06-06
D: 2017-07-17
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Odenthal, Paul
Lila Lewis
B: 1944-10-13
D: 2017-07-14
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Lewis, Lila
Mildred Yezek
B: 1937-09-25
D: 2017-07-12
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Yezek, Mildred
Joan Pelphrey
B: 1935-12-08
D: 2017-07-11
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Pelphrey, Joan
Robert Stalker
B: 1949-05-22
D: 2017-07-05
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Stalker, Robert
Michael Smith
B: 1968-11-07
D: 2017-06-23
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Smith, Michael
Howard Nisle
B: 1927-07-24
D: 2017-06-22
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Nisle, Howard
Jean Nutting
B: 1924-07-26
D: 2017-06-21
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Nutting, Jean
Vivian Dickman
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2017-06-19
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Dickman, Vivian

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 218-895-9009 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.