Author: Funeral Director Daily


Our Thoughts – The Future of Rural Funeral Homes

Ever wonder what the future of the small-town 30 call firm is. When I started in the funeral business in 1980 in a regional center type of community – 30,000 population – we served an area about 15 miles around us. Outside of that 15 mile radius there were several small communities that each had its own 30 call mortuary. Think about it, in a small community, with very little cost of doing business, and a low-key life style the […]


Kansas Funeral Home has New Owners

After operating the Brenneman Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Liberal, Kansas, for 17 years, Rick and Mellissa Brenneman sold the business to employee Mike Hornung and his wife Kelly effective January 31. Mike, who formerly worked with the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, graduated from Arapahoe Community College Mortuary Arts program and has worked at Brenneman Funeral Home and Cremation Services for over one year. Kelly is the daughter of Colorado funeral director and present NFDA Treasurer Chuck Bowman. According […]


Minnesota to Add Alkaline Hydrolysis

According to a recent article, Metro First Call of suburban Minneapolis is planning to install equipment later this year to become the first business in Minnesota to allow “Alkaline Hydrolysis” to other funeral homes. Among other names, Alkaline Hydrolysis is known as “Green Cremation” or “Flameless Cremation” because bodies are decomposed of by using water and chemicals instead of flame. The process is believed to be more environmentally friendly and is said to cut the carbon footprint of cremation by […]


Funeral Director’s Life Recognized

Funeral Director Life (FDLIC) of Abilene, Texas was recognized by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work as one the “Best Workplaces in Texas for 2017″. It was ranked #6 overall for the State of Texas. According to an company press release, employees expressed their appreciation for FDLIC’s unique culture and work environment. FDLIC was founded in 1981 by four West Texas Funeral Directors for funeral directors. They have since became one of the leading providers of funeral insurance in […]