Does anyone else try to avoid funerals? I have never been comfortable attending funerals but will certainly go for family, close friends, or family of close friends. A church member passed on early yesterday and he was a very nice man but I barely knew him. Would you feel obligated to go to the funeral? I'm going to the church later today to set up the fellowship hall for the reception after the funeral and to drop off some food. Do I need to go to the funeral?