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Funeral Home Happenings — October 15, 2018

by | Oct 15, 2018 | Funeral Home Happenings


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 Home Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services hosted an open house to celebrate 90 years of providing funeral services for the greater La Porte, Indiana community.

Read more at Herald-Argus.

Woodlawn Cemetery Adds New Structure

Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery raised $23,000 to purchase a new columbarium to meet growing storage needs.

Read more at Elmira Star-Gazette.

Man Decides to Be Funeral Director at Young Age

Jake Penwell has worked at the Turner Funeral Home since he was 14. He now co-owns it with the Turners, renaming it the Penwell Turner Funeral Home.

Read more at Mansfield News Journal.

Pet Funeral Home Holds Service for Fallen K-9

Police K-9 Fang was shot and killed on duty on September 30th. Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home and Memorial Park held a memorial service on October 8th.

Read more at Action News Jax.

Estes Funeral Chapel Moves into State-Of-The-Art Facility

The oldest black-owned business on Plymouth Avenue in north Minneapolis is moving into a new facility that draws inspiration from famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Read more at CBS Minnesota.

Werner-Harmsen Furniture Store and Funeral Home Marking 50 Years

One of the few remaining funeral homes that also sells furniture is celebrating a milestone in Waupun, Wisconsin.

Read more at Daily Citizen.

Trimble Funeral Homes & Crematory Honored by IFDA

The funeral home in Moline, Illinois, received the Illinois Award of Funeral Service Distinction by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.

Read more at Dispatch-Argus.

Jack Cleckler Celebrating 40 Years

The Selma, Alabama embalmer has been working at Lawrence Brown Service Funeral Home for 40 years.

Read more at The Selma Times-Journal.

Pennsylvania Funeral Homes Combining to Serve Communities

The Harold M. Zimmerman & Sons Funeral Home is now part of the Geisel family of funeral homes.

Read more at Public Opinion.

Funeral Director in Training Featured in Article

Ally Ross, a funeral director in training at Northwood Park Funeral Home in Ridgefield, Washington, is featured in Working in Clark County.

Read more at The Columbian.

Funeral Home Owner Up for Re-Election to Council

Ted Ricci, owner of Spotswood Funeral Home in Spotswood, New Jersey, is up for re-election to the Spotswood Borough Council.


Farmington Funeral Home Featured in News Segment

Farmington Funeral Home of Farmington, New Mexico, was featured in a Good Day New Mexico segment.

Watch more at KOB4.


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