Death is as natural as birth!  In recent history, most people have not had to deal with death often, and  because of this, may think of death as something unnatural or something to be gawked at. However, in our experience, we have found that viewing your loved-one’s body is extremely beneficial.  Whether you decide to allow the public to view it also, is your personal decision.  Viewing a body  helps families and also friends come to the reality that their loved one/friend is truly gone. If you do not have an opportunity to view, you can fool yourself into thinking the person has not died. How and when the death occurred are always taken into consideration before deciding to have a body present at a service.  Of course, this is an option for each family because you can certainly have visitation and a funeral without a viewing.