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Russell Lohrum
B: 1940-07-20
D: 2017-09-16
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Lohrum, Russell
James Perkins
B: 1965-10-18
D: 2017-09-14
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Perkins, James
Kevin Kelly
B: 1962-12-23
D: 2017-09-09
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Kelly, Kevin
Dennis Rheinecker
B: 1956-02-03
D: 2017-09-07
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Rheinecker, Dennis
Mary Turner
B: 1934-03-26
D: 2017-09-05
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Turner, Mary
Joseph Smoltz
B: 1934-04-17
D: 2017-09-04
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Smoltz, Joseph
Kathryn Hildum
B: 1922-02-09
D: 2017-09-03
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Hildum, Kathryn
Joseph McKenzie
B: 1942-04-15
D: 2017-08-31
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McKenzie, Joseph
David Phalan
B: 1953-06-07
D: 2017-08-29
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Phalan, David
DeVeau Oliver
B: 1929-06-27
D: 2017-08-27
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Oliver, DeVeau
Margo Cook
B: 1952-09-28
D: 2017-08-26
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Cook, Margo
Shirley Muren
B: 1927-02-02
D: 2017-08-25
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Muren, Shirley
Roger Williams
B: 1949-06-21
D: 2017-08-18
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Williams, Roger
William Combs
B: 1941-04-13
D: 2017-08-16
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Combs, William
Frank Leffert
B: 1930-06-29
D: 2017-08-13
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Leffert, Frank
Fred Miller
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2017-08-11
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Miller, Fred
Wayne Daugherty
B: 1937-09-26
D: 2017-08-11
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Daugherty, Wayne
Linda Jones
B: 1950-08-29
D: 2017-08-09
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Jones, Linda
Wallace Patterson
B: 1959-03-17
D: 2017-08-04
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Patterson, Wallace
Wilhelm May
B: 1963-02-17
D: 2017-08-03
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May, Wilhelm
Harvey Grigg
B: 1953-08-10
D: 2017-07-31
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Grigg, Harvey

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Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

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Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

 

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