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How to submit an obituary

Most obituaries in The Herald-Palladium are submitted by a family through the funeral home they work with. However, families wishing to submit an obituary on their own can do so. All obituaries must be verified, so you will need to include the name and location of the funeral home or crematory that handled the arrangements. You can submit your obituary with this form, or, if you prefer, you can send it by email to After the obituary is formatted to Associated Press style, a clerk will contact you with a price quote. If you are satisfied with the proof and the price, the clerk will take credit card information over the phone. Obituaries coming from family members must be paid for prior to appearing in the paper. The deadline for proofing and payment is every day at 4 p.m. ET for the following day's paper. Please note, the obituary desk is manned every day until 4:30 p.m. ET. Obituaries submitted after 4 p.m. will not be processed until the following day. Obituaries vary in cost, depending on how long they are. Pricing is based on character count. For help, or more information, call the obituary desk directly at 269-429-2295.

If more than one person is in the photo, please make clear which person is the deceased.
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