Funeral Home Happenings June 5, 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!

 

Destiny Funeral Home & Crematory Opens

A building in Long Beach, California, that has served families since 1931 has a new name and a new owner.

 

Read more at Press-Telegram.

 

A Handmade Gift of Love

Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria, Wisconsin, received a handmade quilt to offer dignity to the deceased during transport to the funeral home.

 

Read more at Portage Daily Register.

 

Funeral Home Awarded Honor

Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, Minnesota, was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award.

 

Read more at KXRA.

 

Police Officer Gets New Vest

Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, donated a new bulletproof vest to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department’s newest officer.

 

Read more at Walker County Messenger.

 

Stenshoel-Houske Featured in Story

Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, Minnesota, was featured in a story about local professionals.

 

Read more at Crookston Times.

 

Aftercare Representative Gets Training

Nichole Hawkins, aftercare representative for Welch & Cornett Funeral Homes in Linton, Indiana, attended the Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training course.

 

Read more at Greene County Daily World.

 

Veterans Memorial Park Opened

Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian, Mississippi, created a small park dedicated to veterans.

 

Read more at The Meridian Star.

 

Tulsa Merger Good for Community

Dyer Memorial Chapel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which suffered a fire in 2015, has merged with Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Read more at Tulsa World.

 

Elaine Olson Celebrates 60 Years

Elaine Olson of Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, is celebrating 60 years of being a licensed funeral director.

 

Read more at The Daily Journal.

 

Companion Funeral & Cremation Services Joins Chamber

Companion Funeral & Cremation Services in Athens, Tennessee, is now a member of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Read more at The Daily Post-Athenian.

 

Conway-Markham Celebrating 10 Years

It’s been 10 years since Ron Markham and his family bought Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Iowa.

 

Read more at New Hampton Chickasaw County Tribune.

 

Mark Long Helps Cremains Find Final Resting Place

Mark Long, the owner of Mark’s Funeral and Cremation Service in Windsor, Colorado, had cremated remains that he thought deserved a proper burial.

 

Listen to the podcast from Windsor Now!

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set

Roller Funeral Home in Arkansas is breaking ground on a new location.

 

Read more at The Saline Courier.

 

Dewitt Raising Money for Child

Dewitt Memorial Funeral Services in Syracuse, New York, is raising money for a child who was killed in a hit-and-run.

 

Read more at CNY Central.

 

Dahl Raising Money for Child

Dahl Funeral and Cremation Service in Bozeman, Montana, has started a crowdfunding campaign for a homeless family who lost their daughter in an accident.

 

Read more at Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

 

Skroch Funeral Chapel Hires New Funeral Director

Tim Boomsma is the newest funeral director at Skroch Funeral Chapel in Flandreau, South Dakota.

 

Read more at Moody County Enterprise.

 

Lehtomaa Funeral Homes Purchased

Kraig and Kay Hanneman of Hanneman Funeral Homes in Bowling Green, Ohio, are now the owners of two Lehtomaa Funeral Homes nearby in Northwestern Ohio.

 

Read more at The Courier.

 

Cemetery Opens Celebration of Life Center

White Chapel Memorial Park in Troy, Michigan, is the first cemetery in Michigan to open a Celebration of Life Center for banquets.

 

Read more at Detroit Free Press.

 

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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