Funerals and memorial services can be elaborate or simple, religious or secular, in a place of worship or next to a favorite lake.
The only difference between the two terms is this: a funeral memorializes the deceased with the body present; a memorial service memorializes a person without his or her body present.
A traditional or “Full Service Funeral” usually includes a viewing or visitation and formal funeral service. It may include use of a hearse to transport the body or cremated remains to the funeral site and cemetery.
A traditional funeral service may include the following:
- Memorial DVD
- Use of funeral coach
- Utility car
- Register book
- Acknowledgment cards
- Memorial folders or prayer cards
Our staff works closely with family members to make the service itself personal. We’ve incorporated favorite songs, special readings, original poems, collectibles, golf balls with the deceased initials and even a golf cart.
Funeral and memorial services are not frivolous but can feature humor. Each one is different because each person is different. A service that celebrates a life both honors the deceased and awakens memories for survivors. The formal and informal storytelling that accompanies each death creates a bridge across generations, reinforces religious customs and provides a sense of peace.