Did you know cremation rates in the United States will top 50% by 2017, according to the latest report from the Cremation Association of North America (CANA)? As increasingly more Americans choose cremation for their final disposition, what does this mean for families and the funeral industry?
Bob Boetticher, Jr., who is on the board of CANA, discusses cremation trends on A Good Goodbye Radio Wednesday, August 14, 2013. He talks about CANA’s updated survey of cremation figures just released at its annual convention in Washington, D.C. Download the podcast!
Topics discussed during the show include:
- Three key reasons people choose cremation
- What families need to know about the cremation process
- Who is more likely to choose cremation
- Which states have the highest and lowest the cremation rates
- How the cremation rate is changing funerals and cemeteries in the U.S.
Boetticher, Jr. is Director of Support for Carriage Services and grew up in the funeral business. He previously was Managing Partner of Cloverdale Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory in Boise, Idaho.
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