obituaries exceeding growth expectations

By Funeral Director Daily / June 27, 2022 /

According to SimilarWeb, had its website visited over 49 million times in April 2022 and ranked as the #1 website in its category of interest, Community and Society, in the United States.  Again, according to SimilarWeb, the company increased its reach by 4.77% over the month of March 2022. With those kind of numbers…

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Who will be the “Hub” for Death Care??

By Funeral Director Daily / December 14, 2021 /

This has got to be a common problem as America gets more and more transient in regards to moving to different locations and moving away from home.  Last week I had heard that “John”, a neighbor at our lake cabin, had passed away at his home in suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul.  I wanted to find out…

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Life lessons from obituaries

By Funeral Director Daily / August 30, 2021 /

Do you ever read obituaries of strangers?  I do and I’ve learned a lot from them.  You might find this strange, but I’ve learned many life lessons from reading obituaries of strangers. One thing I know is that I’ve learned to be a better father.  For the past several years I’ve picked out a couple…

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Death notice, obituary, online memorial. . . . .which to use

By Funeral Director Daily / August 10, 2021 /

I recently read an article published online from GoLocalProv.  You can find the article here and it is entitled, “GoLocal now top publisher of obituaries in Rhode Island, 94% of funeral homes partner for “No Cost” obits”.   It made me think of the differences in what I would call death notices, obituaries, and online memorials. …

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When grandma dies, how do we get the word out?

By Funeral Director Daily / May 27, 2021 /

I served as a funeral director in a small town and when somebody died, the news got out.  There can be a difference between a death notice and an obituary or an obituary can serve as both.  In America we have closed over 2,000 newspapers since the year 2000 and many communities no longer have…

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Life stories. . . . .that’s one way we can transform

By Funeral Director Daily / October 25, 2019 /

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column for Funeral Director Daily entitled, “How will we transform”?  The article was based on the fact that Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville Casket Company, knows that its casket business will not be its bread and butter forever, and is transforming itself over time to a…

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