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Michael Smith
D: 2017-09-20
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Smith, Michael
Neda Asby
D: 2017-09-19
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Asby, Neda
James Adair Sr.
D: 2017-09-11
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Adair Sr., James
Rachel Hayes
D: 2017-09-11
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Hayes, Rachel
John Logan
D: 2017-09-10
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Logan, John
Magdalina DuMontier
D: 2017-09-10
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DuMontier, Magdalina
Shane Madsen
D: 2017-09-07
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Madsen, Shane
Darlene Hofeldt
D: 2017-09-06
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Hofeldt, Darlene
Esther Chessin
B: 1964-10-01
D: 2017-09-05
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Chessin, Esther
David Wittenberg
D: 2017-09-03
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Wittenberg, David
Richard Anderson
D: 2017-09-01
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Anderson, Richard
Dana Brown
D: 2017-08-31
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Brown, Dana
Edward Burghardt
B: 1935-05-09
D: 2017-08-30
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Burghardt, Edward
Alice Beck
D: 2017-08-29
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Beck, Alice
Constance Peterson
B: 1933-11-21
D: 2017-08-28
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Peterson, Constance
Margaret Sterling
B: 1942-08-21
D: 2017-08-27
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Sterling, Margaret
Merlyn Amick
D: 2017-08-27
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Amick, Merlyn
Walter Clark
B: 1931-09-20
D: 2017-08-25
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Clark, Walter
Christine Cartwright
B: 1960-06-11
D: 2017-08-25
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Cartwright, Christine
Thomas Yost
D: 2017-08-24
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Yost, Thomas
Gunda Vandermars
B: 1929-12-08
D: 2017-08-24
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Vandermars, Gunda

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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.

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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.

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