Obituaries

George Darland
B: 1960-08-30
D: 2017-07-18
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Darland, George
Dawn Rouse
B: 1967-03-03
D: 2017-07-17
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Rouse, Dawn
Harry Backer
B: 1961-08-21
D: 2017-07-17
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Backer, Harry
Kenneth Lynch
B: 1951-12-11
D: 2017-07-05
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Lynch, Kenneth
William Zimpher
B: 1942-03-24
D: 2017-06-27
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Zimpher, William
Lester McGlaughlin
B: 1943-12-14
D: 2017-06-27
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McGlaughlin, Lester
Malachi Cashen
B: 1946-11-03
D: 2017-06-26
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Cashen, Malachi
Jerry Barske
B: 1939-04-12
D: 2017-06-23
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Barske, Jerry
Thomas Miller
B: 1946-10-14
D: 2017-06-23
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Miller, Thomas
Norman Rosene
B: 1924-07-07
D: 2017-06-20
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Rosene, Norman
Mary Hansen
B: 1951-08-27
D: 2017-06-13
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Hansen, Mary
Catherine Newton
B: 1945-02-01
D: 2017-06-04
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Newton, Catherine
William Shafer
B: 1958-09-03
D: 2017-05-28
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Shafer, William
Donald Scheetz
B: 1944-06-28
D: 2017-05-27
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Scheetz, Donald
Darleen Hoeg
B: 1925-01-11
D: 2017-05-20
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Hoeg, Darleen
Mary Reidy Knipp
B: 1923-02-15
D: 2017-05-14
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Reidy Knipp, Mary
Marie Doan
B: 1940-02-22
D: 2017-05-14
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Doan, Marie
Donald Schoenfield
B: 1932-07-17
D: 2017-05-09
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Schoenfield, Donald
John Millard
B: 1957-09-13
D: 2017-05-07
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Millard, John
Christina Moffett
B: 1956-02-15
D: 2017-05-02
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Moffett, Christina
Keith Hoskins
B: 1987-11-09
D: 2017-05-02
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Hoskins, Keith

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Two generations ago, traditional funerals (visitation, funeral service and service at the cemetery) were common. It was what everyone expected.

But, as the demand for cremation services increased, there has been a shift in the types of services available. Many more families are choosing cremation and holding a memorial service afterwards. Family members and friends still came together to pay their respects to the deceased and find emotional support but they did so in less formal ways.

Today, another funeral service option, the celebration-of-life service, has become quite popular because there are no limits to the how, where, and when the life of a loved one can be celebrated. 

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