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"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person"

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Star Tribune
Minneapolis MN
June 25, 2011

Frank Glick took this photo [of a bald eagle perched on a tombstone] at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. When he recorded the shot, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to the widow of the World War II veteran buried there.

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Custom-made coffin

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Dinuba Sentinel
Dinuba CA
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ninety-two-year-old Dinuba man plans ahead

Leonard Heinrichs believes in planning ahead. At age 92, he recently took possession of a coffin made especially for him.

The Dinuba resident said the idea to commission his own coffin came about during a session with his Romeo friends. These "Retired Old Men Eating Out" lunch together every weekday and their conversations range widely from topic to topic.

After thinking about it a bit, Heinrichs this past February asked his son-in-law, Doug Pannabecker, to make the coffin. Pannabecker lives in San Jose, where he builds cabinets and kitchens.

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Prepaid Funerals: TX Department of Banking Announces Conviction of Funeral Home Operator

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Texas Department of Banking
Press Release
July 14, 2011

Larry W. Payette was convicted in the 337th Harris County District Court on June 29, 2011 for the misapplication of fiduciary property and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Competing for Cremations: How low can I go?

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Death Care Law Blog
July 20, 2011

Blame it on the economy, or on ‘unfavorable secular trends’, but as cremation rates continue to rise, operators need to consider their General Price List and their non-declinable basic service fee.

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Psychotherapy at the End of Life Helps Patients and Grieving Families

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July 20, 2011

A study at University of Manitoba-Winnipeg, Canada, has tested an addition to the approach to end-of-life care for terminally-ill patients that seems to greatly increase a patient’s quality of life and reduce end-of-life distress.

Read the full article at SevenPonds


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