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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
Daniel Urban
B: 1967-11-09
D: 2020-03-18
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Urban, Daniel
Duane Zalme
B: 1948-01-14
D: 2020-03-17
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Zalme, Duane
Jarold Sorgdrager
B: 1937-01-07
D: 2020-03-14
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Sorgdrager, Jarold
Norman Utesch
B: 1927-09-29
D: 2020-03-10
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Utesch, Norman
Janet Baack
B: 1951-06-28
D: 2020-03-09
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Baack, Janet
Dwight Moats
B: 1936-08-26
D: 2020-02-20
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Moats, Dwight
Mary Mueller
B: 1931-08-31
D: 2020-02-16
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Mueller, Mary
Junille Knaack
B: 1941-02-03
D: 2020-02-06
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Knaack, Junille
James Bogenrief
B: 1920-08-29
D: 2020-01-29
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Bogenrief, James
James Henneberg
B: 1971-11-17
D: 2020-01-23
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Henneberg, James
Maureen Tentinger
B: 1926-08-11
D: 2020-01-21
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Tentinger, Maureen
Rev. Gary Landsness
B: 1956-10-26
D: 2020-01-17
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Landsness, Rev. Gary
Brian Plendl
B: 1961-06-23
D: 2020-01-12
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Plendl, Brian
Leo Ludwigs
B: 1941-10-07
D: 2020-01-12
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Ludwigs, Leo
Perry Nelson
B: 1959-05-03
D: 2020-01-12
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Nelson, Perry
Betty Saltsgiver
B: 1951-08-15
D: 2020-01-11
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Saltsgiver, Betty

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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 712-546-4903 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.

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