Funeral Home Happenings May 22, 2017

 

Written by Samantha Ward

 

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!

 

Cody Anderson Works Celebrity Waiter Night

Cody Anderson, a funeral director at George Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Aiken, South Carolina, participated in a Celebrity Waiter Night to raise money for Children’s Place.

 

Read more at Aiken Standard.

 

Alex Nurnberg Joins Staff at Ellsworth and Willoughby

Alex Nurnberg, a licensed funeral director, has joined the staff at the Ellsworth Funeral Home as well as the Willougby Funeral Home in South Dakota.

 

Read more at Daily Leader Extra.

 

Sheetz Funeral Home Adds Reception Center

Sheetz Funeral Home in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, added an 80-seat reception center to offer food and fellowship after a funeral service.

 

Read more at Lancaster Online.

 

Wallace Family Funeral Home Featured

Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton, Iowa, was featured in a story for Iowa Funeral Directors Week.

 

Read more at Newton Daily News.

 

Kim Sabella Talks Preplanning

Kim Sabella, funeral director and owner of Wolfersberger Funeral Home in O’Fallon, Illinois, spoke at a local event about preplanning.

 

Read more at O’Fallon Weekly.

 

Miller Mortuary Featured

Before opening as a mortuary in 1902, Miller Mortuary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was a livery.

 

Read more at Argus Leader.

 

Daughter Follows in Father’s Footsteps

Beth Teahen Maas is following her father, Peter Teahen, in the funeral profession at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

Read more at The Gazette.

 

Marlon Wombold Receives Lifetime Award

Marlon Wombold of Ponoka and Bashaw Funeral Homes in Alberta, Canada, received the Honorary Life Member award from the Alberta Funeral Service Association.

 

Read more at PonokaNews.com.

 

Mortician Collects Thousands of Mortuary History Items

Marty Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa, has collected thousands of items.

 

Read more at Times-Republican.

 

Vandemore Funeral Home Hosts Balloon Release

Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo, Illinois, held their second annual community balloon release.

 

Read more at Geneseo Republic.

 

Therapy Dog Offers Comfort

The Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home in Titusville, Pennsylvania, employs Rocco — a two-year-old German Shepherd.

 

Read more at The Titusville Herald.

 

Beck Funeral Home Stays Connected to Community

An article features Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park, Texas, and its connection to the community.

 

Read more at The Independent Liberty Hill.

 

Chatham Funeral Home Serving Alcohol

McKinlay Funeral Home in Chatham, Ontario, is now offering alcoholic beverages.

 

Read more at CTV News Windsor.

 

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

 

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