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Funeral Home Happenings — April 2021

by | May 10, 2021 | Funeral Home Happenings

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Funeral directors and funeral home owners constantly strive to improve themselves for their community and the families they serve. 

Unfortunately, they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. That’s why Frazer Consultants regularly features the accomplishments of funeral directors and funeral homes in our Funeral Home Happenings blog. See what your peers and colleagues have been up to lately! 

If you or someone you know deserves recognition, email us at We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings! 

Funeral Homes to Help Families with COVID-Related Death Claims 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is allowing people to claim up to $9,000 if they paid for the funeral of a loved one who died of COVID-19. Since there are specific documents required, Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes in Lansing, Michigan is educating families on the application process. Sunset Funeral Homes & Cremation Center, with multiple Illinois locations, also said they’re helping families with the application process. 

Read more at WLNS and

Ohio Funeral Home Has a New Owner 

Marlan Gary — the owner of Marlan Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace in Columbus, Ohio — is the new owner of Williams Funeral Services in Mansfield, Ohio since the former owners are retiring. 

Read more at Mansfield News Journal

Wisconsin Funeral Home Plans to Build New Building 

Piasecki Funeral Home in Kenosha, Wisconsin plans to build a new building if the project is approved in May. They plan to use the new building for meeting with families for grief counseling, as well as storing their hearses. 

Read more at Kenosha News

Alabama Funeral Home Celebrates 100 Years of Serving Their Community 

Martin Funeral Home in Clanton, Alabama is celebrating 100 years of serving their funeral home’s community. 

Read more at The Clanton Advertiser

Perches Funeral Homes Partners with Parting Stone for New Offering 

Perches Funeral Homes, with multiple locations in Texas and New Mexico, partnered with Parting Stone to offer families stone-like mementos made from their loved one’s ashes. 

Read more at KTSM

Indiana and Georgia Funeral Homes Start Partnership 

Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, Indiana has a new partnership with Rollings Funeral Service in Tyrone, Georgia. 

Read more at WRBI Radio

Idaho Funeral Home Has New Owner 

Colonial Funeral Home in Pocatello, Idaho is now owned by Brock Wilks — the owner of Wilks Funeral Home in Chubbuck, Idaho. The former owner Jared Clinger has been in the funeral profession for more than 20 years and is ready to hand over the reins. 

Read more at Idaho State Journal

Funeral Home Is Going the Extra Mile for Families 

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, with multiple Wisconsin locations, has been finding creative ways to serve their client families during the pandemic, such as by putting tents outside so funeral guests can gather while social distancing and having drive-through visitations. 



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