Obituaries

Margaret Kitsch
B: 1933-07-21
D: 2018-09-24
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Kitsch, Margaret
Carmen Kent
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2018-09-15
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Kent, Carmen
Peter Andres
B: 1936-03-16
D: 2018-09-09
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Andres, Peter
Emil Horrocks
B: 1937-04-29
D: 2018-09-07
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Horrocks, Emil
Blaine Waldbauer
B: 1971-09-24
D: 2018-09-06
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Waldbauer, Blaine
Irene Morhart
B: 1935-12-05
D: 2018-09-04
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Morhart, Irene
John Cole
B: 1939-06-19
D: 2018-09-02
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Cole, John
Winnifred Goebel
B: 1925-12-15
D: 2018-08-29
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Goebel, Winnifred
Janet Stoll
B: 1938-06-15
D: 2018-08-25
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Stoll, Janet
Oscar Schick
B: 1932-01-22
D: 2018-08-20
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Schick, Oscar
Marie Johnson
B: 1933-11-27
D: 2018-08-15
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Johnson, Marie
Albert Erbach
B: 1925-06-16
D: 2018-07-31
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Erbach, Albert
Mary Schindel
B: 1923-01-05
D: 2018-07-26
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Schindel, Mary
Alf Gosick
B: 1938-03-04
D: 2018-07-25
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Gosick, Alf
Norman Daunheimer
B: 1934-04-18
D: 2018-07-19
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Daunheimer, Norman
Gert Marshall
B: 1930-02-18
D: 2018-07-16
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Marshall, Gert
Fernand Dartige
B: 1936-12-29
D: 2018-07-13
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Dartige, Fernand
Rowland Williams
B: 1920-04-23
D: 2018-07-05
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Williams, Rowland
Wilhelmine Schramm
B: 1926-09-16
D: 2018-07-05
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Schramm, Wilhelmine
Darrell Kammermayer
B: 1954-07-09
D: 2018-06-23
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Kammermayer, Darrell
Eldon Graff
B: 1948-02-16
D: 2018-06-22
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Graff, Eldon

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1. What is involved in cremation?
 
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Question #1What is involved in cremation?
Answer:The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber where the temperature reaches 1,400-1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2.5 hours, all organic material is consumed by heat and evaporation, and the bone fragments are left behind. These are known as the cremated remains, which are then carefully removed from the chamber and processed into fine particles to be placed in a container or urn for the family.

Question #2Do I need a casket if I choose cremation?
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Question #3Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
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Question #4What can be done with the cremated remains?
Answer:With cremation you have a number of options. The cremated remains can be interred in a cemetery plot or retained by a family member -- usually in an urn, scattered on private property or at a place that was important to the deceased.