• Burial or Cremation?

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    October 17, 2014
                    Our European traditions have long dictated burial as the final means of disposition in the Midwest United States.  However, as we are becoming a far more diverse and ecologically minded society, the use of cremation as the final means of disposition is growing.  What shall you d... Read More

  • The Benefit of Having, “The Talk”

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    August 04, 2014
    My family members have said it.  Many people who have come in to plan and preplan funeral arrangements have said it.  I am willing to bet you have family members who have said it.  You may have said it yourself.  “Just cremate me and throw my ashes to the wind,” or “Just throw me in the ground and be done with ... Read More

  • The Funeral Was a Month Ago, Now What?

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    July 07, 2014
    A close family member has died, let’s say your spouse.  In the days following the death, you are inundated with the heart felt support of your family, friends and co-workers.  Over the next few weeks, your friends call and check up on you.  Cards, flowers and food pour in to your home. Now it is a month after the funeral. ... Read More

  • The Value of Gathering

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    June 05, 2014
    Visitations, funerals and memorial services, now often called ‘Celebrations of Life,’ revere the recently deceased.  These events give family, friends and community members the opportunity to come together and recognize the life that was. While these gatherings and celebrations are about the death of a loved one, they are for the f... Read More

  • Talk of a Lifetime

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    January 16, 2014
    I would direct your attention on our home page and at other locations in the site a video called Talk of a Lifetime.  This was produced by a consortium of business and associations serving funeral homes in our attempt to serve the public, the Funeral and Memorial Information Council.  This is their first project and worth your time to loo... Read More

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