Traditional Funeral Services
At the Rupert Funeral Home, we believe a funeral service should be personal and unique to celebrate the life of the person who has passed. The service also allows us to take strength from friends and family as we acknowledge the death. A meaningful service can help bring closure to the event and comfort the people who grieve.
Most funerals take place three or four days after a death. You may prefer an evening or morning visitation with or without an open casket followed by a church service. Some families may also choose to have the funeral service at the funeral home followed by the internment. Graveside services are commonly held at the cemetery of the family's choice.
Rupert Funeral Home is sensitive to your needs. You can depend on us to help you make the proper decisions and to arrange details that will satisfy your family's traditions and beliefs.
The traditional funeral service with visitation remains the most commonly selected service we offer. A traditional funeral is usually preceded by a visitation or viewing, followed by a funeral service and burial. Traditions vary by religion and ethnic origin, therefore we provide you with the ability to customize your funeral to meet your families preferences and expectations.
Sometimes called the wake, calling hours or viewing, the visitation is a time for family and friends to support one another in their time of sorrow. The body is present in an open or closed casket allowing you and others to acknowledge the reality of death and to say goodbye. The visitation is often a time that friends can come and share their condolences. It also allows those who are unable to come to the funeral service a chance to view the deceased or visit with the family.
There are times a family will choose to not have a service at a church or other facility and select to have a service at the cemetery of their choosing.
At a graveside funeral, family and friends gather at the cemetery for the ceremony. Rupert Funeral Home is able to provide transportation to the family to and from the cemetery if desired. Typically a member of the clergy or someone comfortable with public speaking officiates the service. There can be music, a eulogy, poems or readings included in the service.