Obituaries

Lillian Ballmer
D: 2018-07-20
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Ballmer, Lillian
Stephen Nickols
B: 1949-04-16
D: 2018-07-19
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Nickols, Stephen
Lillian Rittenhouse
B: 1935-12-29
D: 2018-07-18
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Rittenhouse, Lillian
Richard Casey
B: 1942-05-18
D: 2018-07-18
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Casey, Richard
Harold Smith
B: 1937-02-11
D: 2018-07-14
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Smith, Harold
Debra Husen
B: 1955-07-24
D: 2018-07-13
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Husen, Debra
Shawn Riley
B: 1955-07-20
D: 2018-07-09
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Riley, Shawn
Norbert Aurit
D: 2018-07-04
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Aurit, Norbert
Jesse Louison
B: 1939-05-25
D: 2018-06-29
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Louison, Jesse
Mary Jo Commons
B: 1941-12-12
D: 2018-06-27
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Commons, Mary Jo
Jerome Bridgham
B: 1941-05-16
D: 2018-06-27
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Bridgham, Jerome
Carl Wyss
B: 1930-04-11
D: 2018-06-23
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Wyss , Carl
Shirley Verbrigghe
B: 1935-03-26
D: 2018-06-23
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Verbrigghe, Shirley
Jerry Dillon
B: 1937-08-14
D: 2018-06-23
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Dillon, Jerry
Doris Craig
B: 1930-08-24
D: 2018-06-11
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Craig, Doris
Robert Affeldt
B: 1939-10-29
D: 2018-06-10
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Affeldt, Robert
Kaethe DeLaGarza
B: 1926-04-27
D: 2018-06-06
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DeLaGarza, Kaethe
Michael Brunhoefer
B: 1954-12-27
D: 2018-06-05
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Brunhoefer, Michael
Jean Lerner
B: 1927-05-06
D: 2018-06-01
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Lerner, Jean
Margaret White
B: 1935-02-01
D: 2018-05-31
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White, Margaret
Donna Arnold
B: 1946-09-15
D: 2018-05-30
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Arnold, Donna

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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.

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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.

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  • What did your loved one like to do?
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  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
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