Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations
We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:
Erline M. Girard, 86, of Decatur, IN passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on April, 9, 1925 in Effingham, SC to the late Francis C. and Ethel M. (Cain) Freeman. She married Adrian J. Girard Jr. on September 14, 1945; he passed away on January 18, 2004.
She is survived by 4 sons, Mike (Bobbie) Girard of Xenia, OH, Jeff (Victoria) Girard, Bruce (Jennifer) Girard and Judd (Leisa) Girard all of Decatur, IN; 3 daughters, Suzzette (Robert) Prchal of Ft. Wayne, IN, twins Bonnie (Barney) Schultz and Barbara (Dave) Hitchcock both of Decatur, IN; 1 sister Gerry Hood of Florence, SC; 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers.
Erline was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and The Rosary Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Post #43 Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge #1311 Auxiliary.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home with a reciting of The Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father David Voors officiating; a closed-casket visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church. A private burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Adams Memorial Hospital Diabetes Connection or St. Joseph Catholic School.
In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.