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Kimberley Johnson
B: 1959-09-01
D: 2020-06-16
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Johnson, Kimberley
James Schoenrock
B: 1939-08-07
D: 2020-06-15
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Schoenrock, James
Karen Pick
B: 1942-04-11
D: 2020-06-08
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Pick, Karen
Merlyn Hansen
B: 1935-10-16
D: 2020-06-06
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Hansen, Merlyn
Diane Sechler
B: 1962-06-23
D: 2020-05-22
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Sechler, Diane
RoseMarie Delaney
B: 1932-02-02
D: 2020-05-20
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Delaney, RoseMarie
Margaret Norton
B: 1928-01-13
D: 2020-05-19
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Norton, Margaret
Virginia Schenkelberg
B: 1920-06-10
D: 2020-05-16
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Schenkelberg, Virginia
Peter Lauters
B: 1934-12-03
D: 2020-05-15
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Lauters, Peter
Rosemary Specht
B: 1952-10-02
D: 2020-05-13
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Specht, Rosemary
Donald Haas
B: 1928-08-17
D: 2020-05-08
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Haas, Donald
Ernestine Phillips
B: 1939-10-04
D: 2020-05-06
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Phillips, Ernestine
Carol Parkinson
B: 1939-09-08
D: 2020-04-30
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Parkinson, Carol
Trent Stowater
B: 1966-02-11
D: 2020-04-29
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Stowater, Trent
Dolores Shuff
B: 1930-06-19
D: 2020-04-20
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Shuff, Dolores
Judith Klave
B: 1942-02-27
D: 2020-04-15
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Klave, Judith
Evelyn Rowe
B: 1936-10-01
D: 2020-04-04
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Rowe, Evelyn
Joan Kroepel
B: 1941-07-28
D: 2020-03-30
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Kroepel, Joan
Theodore Recker
B: 1971-05-27
D: 2020-03-27
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Recker, Theodore
Dale Vander Kooi
B: 1933-10-24
D: 2020-03-20
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Vander Kooi, Dale
Mildred Harms
B: 1925-12-03
D: 2020-03-19
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Harms, Mildred

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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710

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 712-546-4903 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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