Memorial Services

Memorial services in Aberdeen SDWhat is the difference between a memorial service and a funeral?

When it comes to funeral terminology the most commonly misunderstood terms are Funeral Service and Memorial Service.

A Funeral Service is a service held to memorialize a deceased person with their body present.

A Memorial Service is a service held to memorialize a deceased person with their body not present.

If a person has been cremated and a service is held with the cremated human remains present it is considered a Memorial Service.

If a burial occurs prior to the service for a loved one, the service is considered a Memorial Service.

The simplest way to remember is if the body is at the service it is a Funeral Service, if it is not the service is considered a Memorial Service.

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