By Paul Schmitt
The trends in funeral services are changing how families memorialize their loved ones. While more funerals are being personalized, the traditional funeral process is being shortened, according to Laurie Schinderle of Schinderle Funeral Home in Algoma. She says families are opting more for services to be done in one day.
Schinderle says many families have customized caskets inside and out to display interests and affiliations like military emblems and deer hunting themes. She says more people are choosing cremation in order to schedule memorials later in the year to accommodate family and friends who live farther away.