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Ask the Funeral Director – November 19, 2021

Posted on November 19, 2021 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, We don’t attend church or have a strong relationship with a minister.  Who would officiate my funeral? Anyone can “officiate” a funeral or memorial service. Certainly, ministers are professional and experienced in leading a meaningful service, and for this reason are usually chosen by families to preside. However, there […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – October 29, 2021

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, I am doing a project for my college English course. I would like to know what is legally required for the care of & disposition of a deceased person? Also, what is the history of embalming? Legally, the State of Michigan recognizes several legal forms of disposition:  Burial, Cremation, […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – October 8, 2021

Posted on October 8, 2021 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, Do you do more cremations or burials these days? The cremation rate in our community, as like the rest of the country and world, has risen significantly in the last 30 years. What at first in the 1970s seemed like a “fad,” is now the most commonplace form of […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – October 1, 2021

Posted on October 1, 2021 by Joe Pray | 4 Comments
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, What if I die far away from home?  How will my remains get back, and who do I call? Sadly, this happens regularly, and not always on vacation. Many people have homes in Florida or other far away states, and may be in residence there when death occurs. Once […]

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Ask the Funeral Director – September 24, 2021

Posted on September 24, 2021 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Ask the Funeral Director Dear FD, I am finding it difficult to sit down and write out the important stories about my parents to be included in their prearrangement.  I’m worried we could lose this family history when they are gone, but I can’t bring myself to ask them to do this because of the […]

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