Remembering
  •         Jean  Frances  Albrecht
  •         Carl  Arends
  •         Dave  Arnold  Bartholomew
  •         Susan  Kaye  Bautista
  •         Maureen  Opal  Bayly
  •         John  Richard  Berggren
  •         Irene  Mary  Betor
  •         Larry  Frank  Blake
  •         Ann  B.  Blalock
  •         LaTrilla  Fern  Blevins
  •         Shirley  Ann  Brock
  •         Belle  Eileen  Brousseau
  •         John  Griffin  Budlong
  •         Maxine  "Max"  Butterfield
  •         William  Albert  Cameron
  •         Philip  David  Carleton
  •         Ellen  Cavan
  •         William  Cherrington
  •         InSook  Choi
  •         Larry  Dale  Cox
  •         Bertha  Barbara  Dahlgren
  •         Shirley  Alexander  Darden
  •         Gerold  Palmer  Darrow
  •         Loren  Crosby  Davidson
  •         William  Manning  Dilley
  •         Chi  Do
  •         Joseph  Edwin  Dye
  •         Philip  A  Erickson
  •         Grace  Laurea  Fisk
  •         Helen  Lucille  Flyingcloud
  •         Naomi  Kristie  Ford
  •         Robert  Avilla  Fortier
  •         Eleanor  Maxine  Fortun
  •         Charles  Fox
  •         Margaret  Freeburn
  •         Kathleen  Elizabeth  Gardner
  •         Dakotah  Peyton  George
  •         Daniel  Wayne  Gerou
  •         Vernon  Oswald  Gestson
  •         Arthur  Norman  Haig
  •         Bruce  Hart
  •         Robert  Harold  Hegamin, Sr.
  •         Warren  Thomas  Henderson
  •         William  E.  Herb
  •         Murlin  Conrad  Hoffer
  •         Lars  Ingemar  Johansson
  •         Leo  Norman  Kepler
  •         Robert  Benjamin  Koronko
  •         Matthew  LeRay  LeBar
  •         Mary  Jane  Lee
  •         David  Gay  Lewis
  •         Linda  Ann  Llewellyn
  •         Beryl  Barton  Lord
  •         Talea  Ann  Lulay
  •         Col. John  Stephen  Mace
  •         Mary  V. "Ginny"  Marriott
  •         Olga  McKenna
  •         Ricardo  Mencias
  •         Frances  Joy  Mills
  •         Cheryl  Kaye  Monroe
  •         Dolores  Elaine  Peskura
  •         Laurie  Clair  Salehi
  •         Patricia  Satterlee
  •         Evelyn  Anna  Sauvage
  •         Flash  Everette  Scaff, Sr.
  •         Julia  Ellen  Scanlon
  •         Charles  Leonard  Schulz
  •         E.  Milton  Scott
  •         Robert  M.  Shay
  •         Anne  M.  Stott
  •         Byron  Gene  Strange
  •         Michael  J.  Stratton
  •         Marial  LaRue  Stroschein
  •         Rose  Thomas
  •         James  Almer  Thornhill, III
  •         Irene  Barbara  Todaro
  •         Sarah  Frances  Walsh
  •         Irene  Wilcox
  •         Pierre  F.  Wybo
  • Funerals: The Personal Memorial

    Funerals have changed over time. The early settlers held at-home gatherings to mark the death of a family member. For later generations the funeral evolved to a much more ambitious event held in a church or funeral home. Funeral rites were strictly followed.

    Today, the funeral is much more broadly defined. Of course, it can be a strictly religious observance, or it can be a simple gathering of friends to informally share remembrances. The modern funeral can take many forms that bring great meaning to the experience. We are no longer constrained by a narrow definition.

    Funerals or memorial services can be held in a variety of places, such as churches, auditoriums, local restaurants, a private club, or the family home. No matter where they are held, they serve a common purpose. Funerals can help to:

    • Confront a painful loss in a healthy way.
    • Share the burden of grief and receive support from family and friends.
    • Acknowledge that the life of the deceased had purpose and meaning.
    • Say good-bye.
    • Prepare to move forward through the grief process and on to a healthy life.

    At Beck's Funeral Home we are committed to helping you make the choices that feel right for you. We'll do our best to be helpful and understanding of your personal needs. We'll carefully explain the choices you have available, and we'll see that your wishes are carried out.

    Remember, funerals are about healing and health.

    Why have a Funeral? Funerals as a cultural ritual contribute greatly to processing the pain of loss and help us move through the denial stage of the grieving process. A funeral is an undeniable acknowledgement that a death has occurred. In fact, not attending the funeral of a loved one because we wish to deny the death, or can't deal with the pain of acceptance can cause emotional trouble later on. Unresolved grief doesn't just go away.

    A funeral provides a place to experience the care and comfort of family and friends, to know we are not alone in our sorrow, and that our feelings of loss are shared by others. Funerals provide a symbolic opportunity to say good-bye to someone who was important to us, to mark the transition that bridges the person being physically in our lives to the person being remembered spiritually in our hearts.

    The actual form of the funeral has changed over time as our culture has evolved. It is no longer thought of as a dark and somber affair, but rather an event which reflects the customs, lifestyle and values of the person being remembered. It can take any form from a strictly religious observance to an informal celebration of a unique and well-lived life.

    Your Beck's funeral director will help you in selecting the type of funeral service which best suits your emotional as well as your financial needs.