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they're about celebrating life.
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Services & Obituaries

Sam Hofman
December 26, 1928 ~
July 19, 2014
Date of Service: July 24, 2014


Carl W. Idland
May 9, 1928 ~
July 22, 2014
Date of Service: July 26, 2014


Helen L. Wilson
November 12, 1920 ~
July 20, 2014


Wanda Lammer
November 23, 1933 ~
July 20, 2014


Merrel Kesler
February 28, 1946 ~
July 17, 2014


Gary Dykman
June 29, 1943 ~
July 14, 2014


Elizabeth McClure
Date of Death: July 10, 2014

Peter Goeddel
November 7, 1952 ~
July 10, 2014


George Van Delinder
October 12, 1926 ~
July 04, 2014


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Cremation Options

Cremation is an alternative to full burial, and you will be asked whether you want the cremated remains buried, entombed, placed in a niche, scattered, or kept at home. The cremation of the body can occur before the ceremony of life recognition or afterwards. With cremation you have the opportunity for public or private viewing. Because we own and operate our own crematory, you also have the opportunity to gather at the crematory and witness the cremation process.

When you choose cremation, some commonly selected services are:

Full-Service Ceremony Followed by Cremation

The decedent is present, giving family and friends the opportunity for viewing and saying goodbye.  Once the viewing and ceremony have taken place, the cremation is performed. 

Cremation With a Life Celebration

Also known as a “family-designed” farewell, the funeral home staff assists the family in arranging a highly personal way of saying goodbye that reflects the uniqueness of the decedent. Often, personal memorabilia of the decedent is displayed and selected speakers share their own life memories and experiences of the decedent.

Cremation with a Memorial Ceremony

The decedent is not present, cremation takes place before the ceremony. Private or public viewing can be arranged to meet family needs prior to cremation.

Cremation with No Ceremony

The cremation is scheduled at the earliest convenience of the family without any ceremony, gathering, or act of recognition. Viewing of your loved one is still available with this option.

For those family members wishing to keep a portion of the cremated remains, small urns called “keepsake” urns and jewelry are available at our office.

 



Family Feedback

"Thank you for all your help and support during the death of my mother.  I was very impressed with your staff throughout this difficult process.  With your help we were able to say good-bye to our mother in a very meaningful way.  Our loss is still so new, but our thanks to you for the care you showed."

~ Lisa F.
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News & Events

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