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Afternoon edition:  Funeral director becomes WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder
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Afternoon edition: Funeral director becomes WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder

We’ve got plenty of stories to tell you this afternoon, however, we felt that “topping our charts” was this article from ESPN.com that that chronicles a Tuesday night game in which  WNBA player Sylvia Fowles became the all-time leading rebounder in the history of that basketball league.  Sports leading Funeral Director Daily headlines?? The fact is that the 34-year old Fowles has used her off-season time to study mortuary science and intends to work as a funeral director once her […]

Weekend edition:  News funeral professionals can use
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Weekend edition: News funeral professionals can use

As we head into this Father’s Day weekend we share some information on a webinar for NFDA members next week, an article from Smithsonian Magazine dealing with a lost African American cemetery discovered under a development in Florida, and some perspective from Caleb Wilde entitled “12 things my Father taught me about being a funeral director” that makes for a good Father’s Day weekend perspective. Webinar:  Security Practices to Protect your Families.  This webinar is being brought to us by […]

The “Everday Hero”within us
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The “Everday Hero”within us

It was in church this morning – yes, I’m writing this on Sunday and I was in church attendance today for the third consecutive week – that I caught an idea for a blog article.  We live in Minnesota and church attendance, with certain rules, has been in effect for three weeks.  The spiritual realm is a big part of our life, so this has been an uplifting part of June for Angie and I. Today when sitting in church […]

COVID-19 and its possible effects on the funeral profession
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COVID-19 and its possible effects on the funeral profession

As I dwell on what is going on currently – such as the market rebounding to its past level, businesses opening up across the country, and school administrators deciding on how to safely open up for classes in the Fall, I cannot help but wonder if the funeral profession will have ramifications because of the three month period we have just went through. Let’s see, across the country we have had mass layoffs bordering on the unemployment statistics of the […]

Death Care professionals:  News you can use
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Death Care professionals: News you can use

Funeral Director Daily today brings you a rare weekend edition of our news blog.  We do so simply because one of the webinars available through the National Funeral Directors Association is on Monday morning and we wanted you to have ample time to consider registering and blocking off an hour of your morning to watch, listen, and learn, if so inclined. We also bring you some other items of information from the world of death care.  Please feel free to […]

News you can use for the funeral profession
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News you can use for the funeral profession

We are taking the tact of getting out this information item early in the morning on Friday passing on some news that you can use.  Just yesterday we learned that the fine folks at Johnson Consulting Group were hosting an informative webinar today, Friday, May 1.  We wanted to get the link to the registration to you before it was too late.  In this notice we have also included some other items of interest. Webinar:  Hosted by Johnson Consulting Group.  […]

Weekend Update:  Our colleagues on the front lines
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Weekend Update: Our colleagues on the front lines

Earlier this week a national reporter called me to ask some questions about COVID-19 and how it might relate to the funeral industry as more and more deaths occur.  My prediction on the services front was that even if we hit the range of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths that the administration is now predicting, that is an annual increase of between 3% and 8% over America’s annual 2.8 million annual deaths.  So, it is something that I believe America’s death […]

In the Navy . . . . . .
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In the Navy . . . . . .

Where you can find pleasure Search the world for treasure Learn science technology Where you can begin to make all of your dreams come true . . . In the Navy!! If you were my vintage and attended college in the late 1970’s you would recognize those words as the 1979 musical hit from The Village People entitled “In the Navy”. I’m not trying to relive my college years here but I thought of the song after reading this article […]

The place of death
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The place of death

This article which ran first in the New York Times but which I found in Saturday’s Minneapolis Tribune deals with the fact that death is trending to happen more often in homes rather than in institutions for the first time in over half a century.  The article states that in 2017 (the latest year statistics are available for this) for the first time in over 50 years more people (30.7%) died in a home setting than in a hospital setting […]

Minnesota – and the rest of the nation – will need funeral directors
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Minnesota – and the rest of the nation – will need funeral directors

I came across this article last week which describes the work of Victor Sweeney as the single funeral director in the rural Minnesota town of Warren.  Sweeney describes what he does and why he loves taking care of people at the time of death. The article also goes into the state of the profession in Minnesota where the mortuary classes at the state’s flagship university are dwindling in size.  Turning that enrollment picture around, as the article states, depends on […]