Obituaries

Wendell Lofton
B: 1954-11-12
D: 2017-03-27
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Lofton, Wendell
Roberta Ruhnke
B: 1937-09-19
D: 2017-03-25
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Ruhnke, Roberta
Nancy Gloodt
B: 1936-02-14
D: 2017-03-24
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Gloodt, Nancy
Eric Petraitis
B: 1991-01-25
D: 2017-03-20
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Petraitis, Eric
Frederick Wilson
B: 1957-04-25
D: 2017-03-19
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Wilson, Frederick
Jeffery Olson
B: 1961-06-01
D: 2017-03-18
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Olson, Jeffery
Richard Kooy
B: 1928-08-01
D: 2017-03-15
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Kooy, Richard
Gertrude Hulford
B: 1957-04-08
D: 2017-03-14
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Hulford, Gertrude
Paul Alkema
B: 1954-11-16
D: 2017-03-14
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Alkema, Paul
Suzanne Modrick
B: 1962-10-10
D: 2017-03-14
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Modrick, Suzanne
Amy Borgman
B: 1985-03-02
D: 2017-03-13
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Borgman, Amy
Irene Czajkowski
B: 1931-10-27
D: 2017-03-13
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Czajkowski, Irene
Dorothy Eckberg
B: 1923-01-04
D: 2017-03-10
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Eckberg, Dorothy
Peter Ouwenga
B: 1951-09-15
D: 2017-03-08
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Ouwenga, Peter
Erna Josupait
B: 1933-03-03
D: 2017-03-07
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Josupait, Erna
Eugene Kress
B: 1927-02-28
D: 2017-03-05
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Kress, Eugene
Justin Tweedy
B: 1996-08-01
D: 2017-03-04
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Tweedy, Justin
Henry Kamp
B: 1933-02-22
D: 2017-03-03
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Kamp, Henry
Ruby Trela
B: 1926-06-15
D: 2017-03-01
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Trela, Ruby
Brent Keating
B: 1974-04-28
D: 2017-02-26
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Keating, Brent
Elsie Simonec
B: 1923-12-07
D: 2017-02-24
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Simonec, Elsie

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The first rule in funerals is – there are no rules. If a song has meaning to the family or the person it should be sung.
 
If there are special people who can share meaningful thoughts and insights into the life of the person they should be heard.
 
If the family wants to speak they should do so even if their voices break and they must stop for a cry or so.
 
If there are special things that had meaning to the person; an old car, pictures of the life, mementos of a career…they should be at the service. These are the things that make a funeral meaningful. Feel free to express and honor without rules.
 
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