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Funeral Home Happenings — July 17, 2017

by | Jul 17, 2017 | 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!

Iowa Funeral Home Offers Families Free Life-Saving App

Murdoch Funeral Homes of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are offering the Vital App for free to area families. The Vital App is an emergency app that shares medical history, contact information, and other health information vital to emergency medical services in case of a life-threatening emergency.

Read more at KCRG News.

Michigan Funeral Home Hosts Open House

Canale & Pennock Funeral Service in Ishpeming, Michigan, recently opened their doors to the public with an open house. During the open house, community members toured the new renovations, enjoyed refreshments, and learned more about the services offered.

Read more at Mining Journal.

Funeral Director Featured in Chicago Tribune

Cheryl Coglianese-Freburg, of the Coglianese Funeral Home located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Shout Out section. Shout Out is a weekly feature that highlights local community members in the Chicagoland area.

Read more at Chicago Tribune.

CFDA Honors North Haven Funeral Director

Porto Funeral Homes‘ Albert DeLucia was honored with the CFDA’s 2017 Special Award. DeLucia has served his community for more than 35 years.

Read more at West Haven Patch.

Austin Funeral Home Creates Inspiring Art Installation

The Texas-based funeral home, Distinctive Life, created a mobile art installation. The art consists of three large metal letters, L V and E. When a person stands in the middle, the installation spells out LIVE. The funeral home created the art to “inspire family members to seize the day.”

Read more at Austin 360.

Wisconsin Funeral Home Welcomes New Director

A.J. Holly & Sons of Waupaca, Wisconsin, welcomes their newest funeral director, Derek Reser. Reser had previously served in the U.S. Navy. After his service, Reser started his career as a funeral director in Kentucky and later began working in Wisconsin.

Read more at Waupaca County News.


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