Ja dat gebeurt wel.
"After learning of the death, guests usually pay their respects at the home of the family members and at the funeral home during the wake. There is usually a guest book which is signed by everyone who attends so that family members may send thank you cards at a later date. Viewers attending the service have a choice of whether or not to view the body in the casket. Also, family members can decide to have the casket remain closed, and instead display photographs, prized possessions or any other items belonging to the deceased.
Friends of the deceased and other family members frequently send flowers and cards to the funeral home for the viewing service. "