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Funeral Homes Store Forgotten Urns, Sometimes for Decades

by | Oct 9, 2018 | In the News

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In an interview with Chuck Standal of West-Kjos Funeral Home, he explains families leave the ashes of loved ones behind for a variety of reasons. It might be that they forgot or find it too difficult to claim the remains.

Many funeral directors hang onto these urns for decades in case a loved one were to ever stop by asking for them. Standal says most funeral homes have 10 to 20 urns they’ve stored for years.

To read the full article by Tyler Ziegler in Inforum, click here.


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