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Henry Soderberg
B: 1932-12-22
D: 2019-11-09
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Soderberg, Henry
William Waldow
B: 1928-03-27
D: 2019-11-07
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Waldow, William
Francis Cline
B: 1951-03-09
D: 2019-11-04
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Cline, Francis
Evelyn Friesen
B: 1926-05-28
D: 2019-11-03
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Friesen, Evelyn
Earl Emisch
B: 1953-07-14
D: 2019-10-30
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Emisch, Earl
Mary Ann Crittenden
B: 1932-08-09
D: 2019-10-29
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Crittenden, Mary Ann
Gerhardt Fischer
B: 1933-10-06
D: 2019-10-29
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Fischer, Gerhardt
Ian Potts
B: 1939-10-11
D: 2019-10-27
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Potts, Ian
Donalda MacLellan
B: 1948-03-07
D: 2019-10-26
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MacLellan, Donalda
Robert McNichol
B: 1946-07-21
D: 2019-10-18
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McNichol, Robert
Bernard Wolff
B: 1932-01-12
D: 2019-10-16
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Wolff, Bernard
Leslie Walker
B: 1946-06-13
D: 2019-10-14
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Walker, Leslie
John Rody
B: 1930-11-09
D: 2019-09-26
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Rody, John
Betty Ramshaw
B: 1925-08-18
D: 2019-09-25
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Ramshaw, Betty
John Beattie
B: 1933-12-11
D: 2019-09-22
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Beattie, John
Marlene Armbruster
B: 1958-07-29
D: 2019-09-17
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Armbruster, Marlene
Frieda Meissner
B: 1926-12-04
D: 2019-09-14
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Meissner, Frieda
Darrell Smith
B: 1947-03-28
D: 2019-09-11
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Smith, Darrell
Ethan Weber
B: 2007-03-02
D: 2019-09-05
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Weber, Ethan
Robert Koczka
B: 1938-02-25
D: 2019-09-04
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Koczka, Robert
Greta Hawes
B: 1922-10-17
D: 2019-08-19
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Hawes, Greta

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FAQs: Cremation

1. What is involved in cremation?
 
2. Do I need a casket if I choose cremation?
 
3. Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
 
4. What can be done with the cremated remains?
 

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?
Answer:No. However for sanitary reasons, many crematories require a combustible, leak-proof, covered container.

Question #3Can I have a visitation period and a funeral service if cremation is chosen?
Answer:Absolutely. Many families choose a traditional service before a cremation.

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.

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