You don’t have to list a public service or funeral details in an obituary. The obituary is the story of your loved one’s life. Focus on telling the story, and at the end, simply write, “There will be no public services, but friends and family can leave remembrances on the funeral home website.”

Then, list the name of the funeral home and a link to their website. Some people also list a charity or organization where friends and family can donate in the name of the deceased. Follow our free How to Write an Obituary guide or purchase our Obituary Kit for more help.

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