Traditional Funeral Services
A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.
Traditional funeral services consist of 4 main parts:
Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.
If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 313-881-8500 to begin.
Verheyden's Traditional Church Funeral Service Package
Below, we have detailed what comes with our traditional funeral service package.
High-quality casket with choice of color.
Transfer from place of death
Securing permits and documents
Professional services of funeral director and staff
Embalming and preparation of the body for “open casket” viewing
Funeral service conducted at your church or graveside
Visitation held prior to start of service
All transportation within 60 miles
Guest register book, 100 memorial folders
At-need financing available to qualified applicants
If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 313-881-8500.
Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014