Obituaries

Frederick Oberlander
B: 1969-01-22
D: 2017-10-02
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Oberlander, Frederick
Ollie Dykes
B: 1953-08-21
D: 2017-09-26
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Dykes, Ollie
Vincent Bell
B: 1947-06-25
D: 2017-09-20
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Bell, Vincent
Christopher Finley
B: 1987-12-11
D: 2017-08-31
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Finley, Christopher
Lorraine Ray
B: 1942-03-26
D: 2017-08-29
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Ray, Lorraine
John Vaive
B: 1976-09-08
D: 2017-07-08
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Vaive, John
Shawn Joslyn
B: 1965-12-14
D: 2017-07-01
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Joslyn, Shawn
Desmond Bradford
B: 1981-01-15
D: 2017-06-12
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Bradford, Desmond
Roger Buning
B: 1949-08-21
D: 2017-06-06
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Buning, Roger
Dorothy Jones
B: 1966-06-19
D: 2017-05-02
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Jones, Dorothy
Lonnie Mills
B: 1965-02-02
D: 2017-04-27
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Mills, Lonnie
Vikki Steffke
B: 1973-09-17
D: 2017-04-26
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Steffke, Vikki
Margie Anderson
B: 1952-06-18
D: 2017-04-13
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Anderson, Margie
William Neal
B: 1950-02-11
D: 2017-03-29
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Neal, William
Robert Thomas
B: 1986-11-06
D: 2017-03-25
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Thomas, Robert
Melvin Hauca
B: 1939-11-26
D: 2017-03-25
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Hauca, Melvin
Kenneth May
B: 1959-04-21
D: 2017-03-04
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May, Kenneth
Christina Yousif
B: 1977-08-19
D: 2017-02-24
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Yousif, Christina
Ryan Moffitt
B: 1976-08-13
D: 2017-02-12
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Moffitt, Ryan
Mark Piusinski
B: 1966-05-31
D: 2017-02-01
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Piusinski, Mark
Leonard Miron
B: 1933-07-24
D: 2017-01-27
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Miron, Leonard

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Memorial Service Ideas

Every day, we hear stories about how people are struggling to find meaningful ceremonies to honor a loved one who has been cremated. Somehow they think that cremation means there can be no memorial service, or commemorative event – and that’s simply not true.

memorial service or cremation ceremony simply sets aside time to celebrate the personality and accomplishments of someone you loved. And, it gives comfort and support to those left behind. It can take place prior to the cremation, or afterwards. It can also be part of a scattering ceremony.

Here are some popular places for memorial services:

  • The Beach
  • A Lake
  • A Local Park
  • The Family Backyard
  • A River or Creek Side
  • At Home
  • A Favorite Restaurant
  • A Golf Course
  • Onboard a Boat

The memorial service you create should be full of experiences: sights, sounds, word, music; good food, and good friends. You could incorporate:

  • A photo slideshow of your loved one's life
  • A playlist of favorite songs
  • A time for guests to come forward to tell stories: they could light a candle or incense before or after story or offering has been shared.
  • Scattering the ashes during the ceremony
  • Distributing ashes in small containers so that guests take a memento to keep
  • Placing ashes in biodegradable balloons, to be released as a group
  • Placing small amount of ashes in floatable, biodegradable structure, to be released into water
  • Arranging for a dove or butterfly release
  • Gathering friends for a blessing of a garden or special spot in honor of your loved one
  • Blessings of various faiths or spiritual practices

Is the Time Right for You to Plan a Memorial Service?

Perhaps you aren’t yet ready to plan such an event. And that’s okay – in fact, choosing cremation has given you the time you may need to feel ready to take this on.

Yet, we encourage you to have a memorial service gathering at some time – whether now or in the future – to commemorate your loved one’s life. When you’re ready, call us at (248) 508-0099 to explore your memorial service or cremation ceremony options.