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Memorial Services

Memorial Service or Memorial Mass is a ceremony that is held without the deceased present. The deceased is not in a casket or an urn. The service or mass can be held anytime after a cremation or a direct burial. Some wish to set a date shortly thereafter or at a later time. Whichever you choose, Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., can accommodate an intimate Memorial Service with close friends and relatives to a much larger gathering. We will assist you with scheduling the Memorial Mass if applicable.

A Memorial Serviceor Memorial Mass allows you to bring family and friends together to reminisce and honor the life of those who have passed.

Memorials Services can take place at Hitzeman Funeral Home at any time based on the family’s wishes. Average gathering time is two hours prior to the services.

Personalizing a Memorial Service

Personalizing a Memorial Service provides an opportunity to make the occasion as individual as the person being remembered. The process of personalizing can help bring closure to the survivors by giving them the opportunity to focus on happier times, while sharing memories and experiences they have treasured.

Displaying photographs, examples of hobbies, trophies or awards can be a welcomed sight for family and friends attending the service.

We will discuss your thoughts and assist you with ordering or scheduling the following:

  • Clergy representation
  • Flowers
  • Audio/Visual and slide show capabilities (A/V Policies)
  • Organist, bagpiper, or other musical accompaniment
  • Register books
  • Prayer cards/Memorial folders
  • Urn selection
  • Easels, lectern, or kneeler
  • Special farewell release options
  • Catering…etc.

We encourage families to participate in the planning of the Memorial Service/Memorial Mass. Although this is a difficult time, we recognize that above all else, a Memorial Service/Memorial Mass is intended to benefit the living: to help them move through the pain and loneliness of loss to acceptance and resolution.

Memorial Service FAQ