Different Ways to Personalize an Obituary

By: Greg Hurd
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Preparing an obituary for a loved one that has passed away can be difficult. It’s not an easy task to create something personal which fits into a small paragraph. It doesn’t serve justice to the deceased. Many people struggle while others even forego the process. It isn’t a good idea to avoid writing an obituary, since it is a good method to recover from grief. Here are a few basic tips that you can use to personalize an obituary for a loved one:

  • Take The Decedent’s Personality Into Account - The easiest and best way to personalize an obituary is to add details such as the peron’s character, preferences, and personality. For example, if the decedent was a light-hearted and humorous individual, you could include that essence in the obituary.
  • Include The Tiny Details - The small and tiny details speak more about a person than anything else. Rather than including just their achievement, focus on the little things that made them special to you. This will help people get a better insight into the decedent’s life and how he/she was as a person.
  • Mention What Made Them Special To You - Explain what kind of impact they had on your life. Highlight the conversations that were personal and helped you. Adding stories and memories will make the obituary intimate and personal.
  • Use Humor- It is a misconception that humor has no place in an obituary. If the decedent had a good sense of humor and was always happy, using humor is a good idea. It will also help lighten the mood of an otherwise somber event.

If you want to know more about different ways to personalize an obituary and information about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help.

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