Viking Funeral? Yes We Can!

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Joe Pray | 4 Comments
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“Send Me off in a Blaze of Glory” People have often told me, “I just want a Viking Funeral, send me out to sea on a flaming ship.” That is a romantic idea, however, there is some doubt that Vikings really set their loved ones off to sea in a flaming ship.   Research on Viking […]

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Local funeral ideas are inspired by Corteo, a meaningful Funeral for Mauro the Dreamer Clown.


Posted on February 1, 2019 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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LESSONS FROM THE CIRCUS In December of 2018, Pray Funeral Home held a contest that we called “The Corteo Contest.” This was a challenge where people shared how they would conduct a meaningful life celebration for themselves, or the life of a family member or friend. We had a ton of great entries, and ultimately […]

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Cirque Du Soleil and Imaginative Funerals?

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Corteo, the Missing Link What do Cirque Du Soleil and imaginative funerals have in common? Corteo. Cirque Du Soleil description of the show says “Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown….The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere,…” We see a […]

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Meet Your Neighbor – Jeanette Sommer

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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This edition of Meet Your Neighbor brings local business woman Jeanette Sommer to the show. Jeanette is an active single mother who raised seven children, conducted a successful downtown business, and lead our Downtown Development Association for 15 years. She has a wonderful story to share. Tune in and learn more about this wonderful fascinating […]

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Refuge, Healing and Hope

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Refuge and Hope  On the worst day of your life there can be hope.  That is my experience as a member of the Pray Funeral Home staff, and as a person who experienced the death of her husband. Even after losing Rex, I am full of hope and have found it very important to share […]

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