It was God's will.

Bullshit. Some people believe in a god with nothing better to do than personally handle each humdrum human birth and death. Some people don't. But for some reason this brand of piousness is a lot more common around funerals. Of course, it can't really be that comforting to have to think that God had it in for your loved one. "Why is Daddy gone?" "It's all God's fault."