The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces a new brochure written by Dr. Alan Wolfelt designed to complete the “WHY” of the Funeral set and teach the families you serve about the elements of a meaningful funeral ceremony. The brochure, entitled “Honoring, Remembering, Healing: The pieces of a meaningful funeral,” explains in clear yet gentle language the many essential pieces of the funeral ceremony.
“There is one thought I hope that I can impress most deeply on all crematory men – cremation is not the end – cremation alone is not complete, but is only an intermediate step towards the permanent preservation of the cremated remains.”
Question/Answer – As a survivor of viral hemorrhagic fever myself, I would like to know why no one seems to consider the future outbreaks that will be caused by the policy of burial rather than cremation? I know cremation is not traditional, but burial virtually ensures future outbreaks.
Wilbert Funeral Services Inc. announced today it will build a 50,000-square-foot production, storage and office facility in Republic’s Brookline Business Park. That will bring nearly 30 jobs to Republic, according to Joe Suhor, Chairman of the Board of WFSI.
Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren M. Budrow, CFSP, as President of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Budrow has a combined total of fifteen years in funeral service and higher education. Most recently, she served as Program Director and Instructor for the Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, Washington.
Caitlin Doughty isn’t an ordinary mortician. In 2006, Doughty was fresh out of college when her fascination with death took her to a job at a crematory where she drove a van, put makeup on dead bodies, and burned corpses. In the years following, Doughty became the source for addressing morbid questions on the Internet with her web series Ask a Mortician
In 1952, Emmett Ashford became the first African American umpire in organized baseball and Dwight Eisenhower was elected President of the United States. That same year, the Pennsylvania legislature decided that funeral homes needed to be heavily regulated. Under a 1952 regulation, funeral directors must obtain a license and build expensive “preparation rooms.”
Death will one day visit us all. It is an inevitable fact of life. However sometimes death has an uncanny and interesting way of removing us from the gene pool. In Qeepr’s Top 10 List of the Strangest Deaths in History, you’ll see some classic examples of weird, wild and unfortunate ways that people met their end.
Drive-thru opportunities are commonly associated with fast food, banking and pharmacy pick ups but how bout a drive-thru funeral home. This is the new service being offered at a chapel in Saginaw, Michigan. The idea is garnering mixed reactions from the community and has resulted in the president of the funeral chapel receiving a lot of negative feedback concerning the drive-thru viewing area.
Stewart joined Suhor Industries, which was recently merged into Wilbert Funeral Services, in 2007 in a sales capacity for the Oklahoma City location. He advanced to Regional Manager for the entire Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado region in 2012.