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Dawn Hochstrasser
D: 2018-07-05
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Hochstrasser, Dawn
Elaine Garnett
D: 2018-07-04
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Garnett, Elaine
Betty Garnett
B: 1931-07-11
D: 2018-07-04
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Garnett , Betty
Jane Haveman
B: 1949-07-27
D: 2018-06-28
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Haveman, Jane
Joan Pietro
D: 2018-06-28
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Pietro, Joan
Shirley Green
D: 2018-06-27
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Green, Shirley
Neyla Boyd
D: 2018-06-24
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Boyd, Neyla
Claire Burke
B: 1944-08-22
D: 2018-06-20
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Burke, Claire
Margaret Layton
D: 2018-06-19
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Layton, Margaret
Marylee Staedler
B: 1926-07-18
D: 2018-05-31
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Staedler, Marylee
Rev Lawrence Price
B: 1938-05-20
D: 2018-05-28
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Price, Rev Lawrence
David Bakker,Sr.
D: 2018-05-22
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Bakker,Sr., David
Dorothy Wittig
B: 1934-07-08
D: 2018-05-18
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Wittig, Dorothy
Sierra Fister
B: 1991-04-06
D: 2018-05-10
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Fister, Sierra
Mikal Andersen
D: 2018-05-07
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Andersen, Mikal
Opal Mobley
B: 1918-10-08
D: 2018-05-05
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Mobley, Opal
John Munch
D: 2018-05-04
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Munch, John
John Strong Jr.
B: 1957-06-29
D: 2018-04-30
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Strong Jr., John
Cynthia Sanguins
D: 2018-04-28
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Sanguins, Cynthia
Kelly Fontaine
B: 1948-01-28
D: 2018-04-28
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Fontaine, Kelly
Lonnie Boushele
D: 2018-04-24
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Boushele, Lonnie

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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 406-549-2857 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.