Obituaries

Hilda Propp
B: 1935-09-10
D: 2018-06-17
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Propp, Hilda
Janet Serfas
B: 1949-04-30
D: 2018-06-13
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Serfas, Janet
Clarence Rathgeber
B: 1934-02-17
D: 2018-06-01
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Rathgeber, Clarence
Brian Ness
B: 1963-11-07
D: 2018-05-26
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Ness, Brian
Robert Hutchinson
B: 1925-02-17
D: 2018-05-20
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Hutchinson, Robert
Norman Schultz
B: 1934-05-19
D: 2018-05-20
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Schultz, Norman
Mildred Johnson
B: 1929-11-07
D: 2018-05-10
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Johnson, Mildred
Vern Morris
B: 1935-05-14
D: 2018-05-08
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Morris, Vern
Florence Rathgeber
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2018-05-07
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Rathgeber, Florence
Helen Fuchs
B: 1942-03-04
D: 2018-04-30
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Fuchs, Helen
Noreen Cymbalisty
B: 1932-09-09
D: 2018-04-09
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Cymbalisty, Noreen
Henry Michalski
B: 1922-03-03
D: 2018-04-09
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Michalski, Henry
Howard Balon
B: 1926-08-11
D: 2018-04-09
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Balon, Howard
Gerald Popiuk
B: 1958-06-01
D: 2018-04-04
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Popiuk, Gerald
Mildred McDonald
B: 1929-09-15
D: 2018-03-20
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McDonald, Mildred
Thomas Nowokowski
B: 1930-07-14
D: 2018-03-11
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Nowokowski, Thomas
Martin Davenport
B: 1945-10-28
D: 2018-03-10
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Davenport, Martin
Violet Tank
B: 1931-12-06
D: 2018-03-06
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Tank, Violet
Jean Jackie
B: 1922-09-02
D: 2018-02-26
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Jackie, Jean
Caroline Haas
B: 1930-11-10
D: 2018-02-22
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Haas, Caroline
Brian Arkell
B: 1963-03-12
D: 2018-02-19
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Arkell, Brian

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"Disposition" is the term used to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains. Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each. Whichever choice you make, the body will return to its natural elements.

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  • Earth burial
  • Entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum
  • Buried at sea

Reasons For Choosing Burial

  1. Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. 
  2. You do not like the idea of the body being "burned"
  3. You prefer to have the body slowly return to the elements.
  4. You want to erect a monument on the grave
  5. Perhaps you want to visit the grave in the days to come, and you find a graveyard more appealing than say, a columbarium.

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial

  • Whether or not the body is to be embalmed
  • Which kind of casket will house the body
  • What type of vault or grave liner you want
  • Which cemetery to use
  • What to put on the gravestone