Writing an Obituary

Writing an Obituary

Personalize the obituary copy with the optional suggestions for inclusion below. If you have questions not answered here, please contact us at 763-241-3651 or email Personalize the obituary copy with the optional suggestions for inclusion below. If you have questions not answered here, please contact us at 763-241-3651 or email obits@apgecm.com.

 

Obit Example

1. Main Announcement

  • Full name, nickname,Residence at time of death
  • Date of death
  • Age at time of death
  • Place of death, cause of death

2. Life – what made them special

  • Date of birth, place of
  • Parents
  • Childhood
  • Marriage(s): date,
  • Places of residence
  • Education
  • Military
  • Employment
  • Other activities, clubs, organizations, church
  • Hobbies and special interests
  • Awards, recognition's, achievements
  • Humor, attributes, memories, other stories

3. Survived by

Separate relationships in “levels” rather than “families” Places of residence, optional

  • Spouse
  • Children: in order of birth, with spouses
  • Grandchildren
  • Great-grandchildren
  • Great-great grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings: in order of birth
  • Others: nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws
  • Friends
  • Pets (if appropriate)

4. Preceded in death by

List those who in death precede them as survived by list.

5. Services

  • Day, date, time, place
  • Visitation or viewing information
  • Reception information
  • Other memorial or vigil information
  • Place of interment
  • Name of funeral home in charge of arrangements

6. Any other special requests by the family regarding donations or charities, Thank you or concluding message.

  • Usually a thank you to a hospice, nurses, people who visited or were kind
  • Quote or poem