Japanese Native creates “Design Your Own” Urn Company

By Funeral Director Daily / June 23, 2017 /

Chicagoan Michi Kustra had a great career with the global ad agency Leo Burnett in Chicago.  She was building a corporate resume by climbing up the ladder working in e-commerce as a senior level marketing and merchandising executive.  Clients of hers included Spiegel Catalog, retailer Herman Miller, and high end office furniture company Office Designs.…

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Understanding Grieving Styles for Aftercare

By Funeral Director Daily / June 20, 2017 /

I happened across a post by Alyssa McNab on the Homesteaders Life Company blog the other day that I found very interesting.  Ms. McNab had interviewed Dr. Jason Trayer of Mt. Hope Grief Services on the grief process including what he refers to as instrumental and intuitive grief. Dr. Trayer delves a little into the…

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The What Is?? of Alkaline Hydrolysis

By Funeral Director Daily / June 2, 2017 /

About five or six years ago I was at the Minnesota Funeral Director’s Convention when I first heard about alkaline hydrolysis – the process of an acid bath like process to decomposs the body.  I was wandering around the exhibit floor and there was a small booth promoting a machine for such.  Being inquisitive, I…

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Bugles Across America provides Much Appreciated Service

By Funeral Director Daily / May 30, 2017 /

I had expected that the post from yesterday concerning America’s Old Guard placing approximately 284,000 Memorial Day flags at Arlington National Cemetery would be all that Funeral Director Daily would do specifically for the Memorial Day holiday. However, this morning I was watching the national news on television and a short story of an organization…

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Student Designed Funeral Portal to Go Live this Summer

By Funeral Director Daily / May 15, 2017 /

Holly Price, a recent University of Michigan MBA graduate learned a lot a while back when her mother was suffering from a cardiac arrest and funeral arrangements, and other life-ending decisions, looked like they had to be made. According to a Press Release from the University of Michigan, Price used the experience – fortunately her…

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Funeral Director Scott Dahl Interviewed

By Funeral Director Daily / March 30, 2017 /

A really interesting question and answer interview appeared in the Spokane based Spokesman-Review recently.  The interview was with Hennessey Funeral Home and Crematory Managing partner Scott Dahl and is very comprehensive on his management style, philosophy, and the nature of funeral service in the Pacific Northwest. Dahl, who originally received a communications degree, touches on…

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Home Funerals Gaining Steam?

By Funeral Director Daily / March 23, 2017 /

An interesting article recently in The Recorder of Greenfield, Massachusetts, gave notice of a workshop dealing with the process of home funerals. The workshop will be led by home funeral advocate Peg Lorenz.  According to the article she has spent the last seven years helping families in planning for and conducting home funerals.  The article…

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Green Burial Funeral Home to Open in Colorado

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2017 /

Fox News 31 – Denver is reporting that a natural funeral home, offering green alternatives for the end of life, plans to open its doors in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado in June. According to owner Prescott Knock, The Natural Funeral:  Living Arts Center will be the first of its kind in Colorado. The business will…

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Salvation Army Enters Funeral Business in Australia

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2017 /

An article written in Australia’s The Guardian points out that after a six month test the Salvation Army will be entering the funeral business on that continent.  Salvo (short for Salvation) says that after doing about 90 services in their six month trial they will be starting up and operating in the New South Wales…

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Memphis Funeral home offers drive-thru viewings.

By Funeral Director Daily / February 14, 2017 /

Localnews24 reports that Memphis funeral home R. Bernard Funeral Services is offering drive thru viewings.  The family owned funeral firm opened in January and has held four drive-thru viewings.  The funeral home also offers live stream viewing so that out of town family members can participate.  You can watch the video below Funeral Director…

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