5 responses to What is an Amish funeral like?
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    Deb Posthuma
    What is an Amish funeral like? (February 26th, 2011 at 20:52)

    I wasn’t aware of so many different details of the Amish Funerals. Very informative and interesting.

    Thank you for sharing with all of us.

    Also, my deepest sad feelings go out to the Amish family and to the Yoders in losing their niece in the buggy accident in Kentucky. So inocently taken and so fast.

    Deb Posthuma
    Coopersville, Mi

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    Linda Allison
    This was very informative (January 10th, 2012 at 07:09)

    This was very informative

    Could you recommend additional non-fiction resources about the Amish beliefs. I am doing a paper on the Amish and the Mennonites and the beliefs and customs.

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    Tom Geist
    Thanks.. (July 22nd, 2013 at 19:41)

    Thanks..

    Another car/buggy accident took a 17 year old Amish boys life 7-21-13 in Pawnee City Nebraska. His sister, who was also in the accident, is in bad shape and the next 24-48 hrs will tell what happens with her.

    I plan to go to one of the wakes they have planned for the boy and wondered what to expect. I heard of some Old Order Mennonites that did not embalm but rather kept the body on ice, and had wondered if that might be the case here as well.

    Tom LincNebr@hotmail.com

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    Lance
    Are you ready? (June 30th, 2014 at 08:31)

    Are you ready?

    Are you ready to meet your maker? How often to you ask your soul that question?

    I had a mortality reality check last week. The youngest son of my Amish church district’s Bishop went for a swim with 14 of his life long friends last Thursday evening. That 21 year old, engaged to be married, young man did not make it out of that pond alive. He started struggling, called for help and nearly took his rescuers life with him in his panic to live. Only the one man drowned, because a third saved the second. The theme of conversation at the viewing was ‘Are you ready to meet your maker, today?’. Certainly that young man did not plan what happened, but it did happen, and he is buried now. Life is fleeting and fragile. We live each day by God’s Grace. For anyone, God can choose this to be your day.

    So, are you ready?

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      Fleeting and fragile (June 30th, 2014 at 15:55)

      Fleeting and fragile

      Thanks for this comment Lance. Lot to think about in there. Well, really just one, important, thing.

      I’m sorry for the family and loved ones.

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