A Mass of Christian Burial for John J. Ferland Sr. was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in St. John's Catholic Church. Mass celebrant was Father Todd Dominique. Concelebrants were Deacon Nick Varno and Deacon Gene Westrick. Music was by organist Dave Moninger and the St. John's Church Choir. Pallbearers were grandchildren: David Ferland, Timothy Ferland, Ron Hammersmith, John Ferland III, Robert Schilling, Tyler Ferland, Sarah Polter and Alysha Ferland. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery where VFW Post 3360 conducted honorary military graveside rites. The Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home was entrusted with John's arrangements.