Obituaries

Lisa Seilhammer
B: 1966-11-06
D: 2022-11-24
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Seilhammer, Lisa
Donald Custer
B: 1936-05-11
D: 2022-11-21
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Custer, Donald
Wilma Roush
B: 1939-08-07
D: 2022-11-11
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Roush, Wilma
Erie Amtower
B: 1931-09-16
D: 2022-11-07
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Amtower, Erie
Robert Hostler
B: 1933-09-28
D: 2022-11-07
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Hostler, Robert
Melvin Arnold
B: 1930-01-01
D: 2022-11-05
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Arnold, Melvin
Eleanor Goshorn
B: 1934-09-24
D: 2022-11-03
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Goshorn, Eleanor
Barry Aurand
B: 1957-06-25
D: 2022-11-02
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Aurand, Barry
Douglas Bitting
B: 1949-09-02
D: 2022-10-21
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Bitting, Douglas
Parrish Shellenberger
B: 1969-12-10
D: 2022-10-16
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Shellenberger, Parrish
William Page
B: 1957-02-23
D: 2022-10-16
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Page, William
Carrie Naugle
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2022-10-15
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Naugle, Carrie
Elsie Benner
B: 1926-09-22
D: 2022-10-11
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Benner, Elsie
Kenneth Hepner
B: 1933-05-17
D: 2022-10-06
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Hepner, Kenneth
Jacob Yoder
B: 1952-03-26
D: 2022-10-05
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Yoder, Jacob
Ralph Kepner
B: 1933-04-03
D: 2022-10-05
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Kepner, Ralph
Rhonda Hutchinson
B: 1963-05-08
D: 2022-10-05
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Hutchinson, Rhonda
Robert Diffenderfer
B: 1931-11-25
D: 2022-10-04
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Diffenderfer, Robert
Cassondra Wilson
B: 1990-10-23
D: 2022-10-03
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Wilson, Cassondra
Evelyn Dressler
B: 1930-01-22
D: 2022-10-01
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Dressler, Evelyn
Sarah Irwin Beck
B: 1978-03-07
D: 2022-09-28
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Irwin Beck, Sarah

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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 717-436-6252 to begin.

Online Sources:

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