Obituaries

Linda Harris
B: 1937-05-30
D: 2017-05-13
View Details
Harris, Linda
Dennis Burgess
B: 1928-11-17
D: 2017-05-12
View Details
Burgess, Dennis
Etola Segerdahl
B: 1931-04-10
D: 2017-05-11
View Details
Segerdahl, Etola
Ruth Weinberg
B: 1922-06-17
D: 2017-05-10
View Details
Weinberg, Ruth
William Gleason
B: 1925-10-16
D: 2017-05-07
View Details
Gleason, William
Lois Stuck
B: 1926-04-05
D: 2017-05-05
View Details
Stuck, Lois
Harold Cutcher
B: 1929-09-06
D: 2017-05-05
View Details
Cutcher, Harold
Douglas Popp
B: 1952-06-25
D: 2017-04-30
View Details
Popp, Douglas
June Heasley
B: 1921-06-12
D: 2017-04-28
View Details
Heasley, June
Margaret Garvelink
B: 1918-06-08
D: 2017-04-26
View Details
Garvelink, Margaret
Mary Weaver
B: 1930-04-09
D: 2017-04-26
View Details
Weaver, Mary
Harold Van Heuvelen
B: 1919-03-30
D: 2017-04-26
View Details
Van Heuvelen, Harold
Ardith Bowman
B: 1919-12-12
D: 2017-04-26
View Details
Bowman, Ardith
Jack Meninga
B: 1934-06-21
D: 2017-04-25
View Details
Meninga, Jack
Carl Bryer
B: 1925-08-13
D: 2017-04-22
View Details
Bryer, Carl
Lyola Wilson
B: 1916-11-11
D: 2017-04-20
View Details
Wilson, Lyola
Joyce Edwards
B: 1924-10-13
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Edwards, Joyce
Elizabeth Dusseljee-Kreling
B: 1926-05-05
D: 2017-04-14
View Details
Dusseljee-Kreling, Elizabeth
Addison Brown
B: 1918-08-12
D: 2017-04-13
View Details
Brown, Addison
David Zook
B: 1938-02-12
D: 2017-04-06
View Details
Zook, David
Raymond Hochmuth
B: 1928-04-11
D: 2017-04-01
View Details
Hochmuth, Raymond

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
129 S. Grand P.O. Box 417
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: 269-679-5622
Fax: 269-679-5130

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 269-679-5622 to begin.

Online Sources:

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