Obituaries

Eve Eddy
D: 2018-02-17
View Details
Eddy, Eve
Simon Gerhart
D: 2018-02-17
View Details
Gerhart, Simon
John Schultz
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Schultz, John
Genevieve Nelson
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Nelson, Genevieve
Marlys Farnes
B: 1949-07-22
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Farnes, Marlys
Mary Azure
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Azure, Mary
Donna McDonnell
B: 1926-01-13
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
McDonnell, Donna
Dennis Elliott
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Elliott, Dennis
Dawn Zachariasen
D: 2018-02-15
View Details
Zachariasen, Dawn
Jordan Pemberton
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Pemberton, Jordan
Mary Mann
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Mann, Mary
Darrel Parker
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Parker, Darrel
Carole May
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
May, Carole
Wesley George
B: 1936-02-02
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
George, Wesley
Michael Johnson
D: 2018-02-09
View Details
Johnson, Michael
Jane Thompson
D: 2018-02-09
View Details
Thompson, Jane
Dorothy Karkanen
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Karkanen, Dorothy
Shawn Leonard
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Leonard, Shawn
Connie Birdwell
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Birdwell, Connie
Anthony Welzenbach
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Welzenbach, Anthony
Fred Hiatt
B: 1930-10-15
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Hiatt, Fred

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
1705 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: (406) 543-4190
Fax: (406) 543-2966

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 (406) 543-4190 to begin.

Online Sources:

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