Masonic funerals are a service offered to Masonic members on three levels of participation - the Master Masons, the Fellow Crafts, and the Entered Apprentices.
A Masonic funeral is held at the request of a departed Brother or his family. The service may be held in a chapel, home, church, synagogue, or Lodge room with a committal at the graveside, or the complete service can be performed at any of the aforementioned places without a separate committal. Also, a memorial service may be requested, however, you should make your wishes known to your immediate family.
The Masonic service may be held in conjunction with a religious service and/or another fraternal service such as Legion or Elks or maybe the only service performed. This is at the pleasure of the family, the only restriction being that the Masonic service, once started, must be completed without interruption for another service.
The funeral - properly planned for - can be a source of great comfort and healing to loved ones and friends, especially when those present get an accurate profile and better insight into the life of the person they have come to honor. This data is also invaluable to the person conducting the service.
A Masonic funeral stresses contemplation, tradition, and almost a nostalgic reflection upon a life lived. The funeral will emphasize the good works performed by the Brother. By reflecting upon his life, encouragement, challenge, and guidance are given to those attending the service.
For more information on a Masonic Funeral, call Roupp Funeral Home or your local Lodge Secretary.