Obituaries

Cynthia Moberg
B: 1952-06-30
D: 2017-08-19
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Moberg, Cynthia
Carroll Nelson
B: 1941-09-24
D: 2017-08-17
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Nelson, Carroll
Carl (Corky) Smith
B: 1950-11-16
D: 2017-08-16
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Smith, Carl (Corky)
Morris Lundgren
B: 1935-09-01
D: 2017-08-13
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Lundgren, Morris
Wayne Carey
B: 1949-10-27
D: 2017-08-09
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Carey, Wayne
William Huether
B: 1942-09-09
D: 2017-08-09
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Huether, William
Robert Sarna
D: 2017-08-07
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Sarna, Robert
Ardyce Stephan
B: 1939-03-13
D: 2017-07-27
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Stephan, Ardyce
Joseph Ketchmark
B: 1963-12-12
D: 2017-07-25
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Ketchmark, Joseph
Carol Sturdevant
B: 1926-01-27
D: 2017-07-25
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Sturdevant, Carol
Gary Kinney
B: 1951-02-14
D: 2017-07-24
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Kinney, Gary
James Morris
B: 1942-04-14
D: 2017-07-19
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Morris, James
Paul Odenthal
B: 1964-06-06
D: 2017-07-17
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Odenthal, Paul
Lila Lewis
B: 1944-10-13
D: 2017-07-14
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Lewis, Lila
Mildred Yezek
B: 1937-09-25
D: 2017-07-12
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Yezek, Mildred
Joan Pelphrey
B: 1935-12-08
D: 2017-07-11
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Pelphrey, Joan
Robert Stalker
B: 1949-05-22
D: 2017-07-05
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Stalker, Robert
Michael Smith
B: 1968-11-07
D: 2017-06-23
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Smith, Michael
Howard Nisle
B: 1927-07-24
D: 2017-06-22
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Nisle, Howard
Jean Nutting
B: 1924-07-26
D: 2017-06-21
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Nutting, Jean
Vivian Dickman
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2017-06-19
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Dickman, Vivian

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Alternative Cremation Options

The latest innovation in cremation is a process of alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called resomation. The process was developed in the United States in the late 1990s. The Cremation Association of North America describes the process as "a water-based cissolution process for human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure, to accelerate natural decomposition". 

Compared with traditional cremation, this process uses less energy and releases no carbon and no matter into the atmosphere. Not all regions have made the legislative changes required for funeral homes to offer this service to families and the equipment costs are more than a conventional retort. Both factors currently reduce the availability of resomation cremation services.


Sources:
Cremation Association of North America