Cemeteries, funeral homes looking for that perfect acquisition. . . we may have it

By Funeral Director Daily / April 21, 2022 /

The Prudential Company has the “Rock of Gibraltar” logo as an iconic brand differentiator.  As a matter of fact the brand logo is one of the oldest and most recognizable in the world. . . . .first appearing for Prudential in 1896 when the company stated, “Prudential has the strength of Gibraltar”. . . .…

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Ohio cemeteries, funeral homes spar over “trusting” requirement

By Funeral Director Daily / March 23, 2022 /

Ohio Senate Bill 224 will make over a dozen changes to the state’s funeral and burial laws according to this article from Cleveland.com.  The bill will do such mundane things as increasing the price to reactivate a funeral director’s license and it will also establish a more formal process for families to collect money from…

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What’s happening with “Green Burials”?

By Funeral Director Daily / March 21, 2022 /

Every day when I search for articles that relate to our profession I see multiple articles that deal with “Green Burial”.  And, if you follow trends, you will know that the rule is that before trends are adopted in common use, they grow in media articles as people are learning about them. So, I see…

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Catholic Cemeteries of NE Kansas partner with funeral homes to offer valuable services

By Funeral Director Daily / March 11, 2022 /

Less than a month ago Funeral Director Daily published this article that questioned if the days of funeral homes and cemeteries helping each other are over.  That article questioned the competitive nature of each entity that now sold products historically affiliated with the other entity as a way of “full service shopping” for death care…

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Current events and how they are impacting cemetery services

By Funeral Director Daily / March 2, 2022 /

In Minnesota being at the “Lake Cabin” from Memorial Day to Labor Day is cherished time.  We are having our cabin kitchen remodeled this winter and expect to purchase new appliances to be in place by Memorial Day.  It’s interesting as we look at appliances to purchase “availability dates” are a new variable in what…

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Are the days of helping each other over

By Funeral Director Daily / February 18, 2022 /

Throughout my entire career in a small community, the funeral homes and the cemeteries helped each other out.  We had somewhat of a mutual dependence on each other that helped us both. For instance, when our funeral home served a family we would always suggest earth burial or entombment for the full body casketed funeral…

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Seventy-Five years since the Capone burial

By Funeral Director Daily / February 2, 2022 /

I recently finished Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing the Mob”.  It is one of about a dozen books in a series by O’Reilly all with the “Killing” titles. I’ve learned that “Killing” is just the title series and the books are really about the history of people, movements, and time periods. Of the books I’ve read…

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A new idea for permanent memorialization

By Funeral Director Daily / January 14, 2022 /

I would guess it was twenty years ago or about that length of time that I was asked to volunteer as a board member of our community’s largest non-denominational cemetery.  The cemetery was large enough and did enough business that it had a full-time caretaker who took care of sales, provided interment services using cemetery…

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Wilbert merges Memorial Monument into fold

By Funeral Director Daily / January 13, 2022 /

In a transaction announced last week but completed on December 27, 2021, according to this press release, Wilbert has merged operations with Memorial Monuments & Vaults (MMV) headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. According to the press release, MMV has 19 locations in the western part of the United States and provides monuments and related funeral services…

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Out with the old. . .

By Funeral Director Daily / December 31, 2021 /

This article will be sent to Funeral Director Daily subscribers on the last day of 2021.  By that time America will have passed the 800,000 number of deaths due to Covid-19 and will have had more deaths in 2021 than in 2020.  That’s 800,000 individual human beings who have lost their lives and it is…

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