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Burials still trump cremations in central Wis.

11:18 PM, Jan. 19, 2013
An urn sits in front of a cherry casket at Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield. Cremations exceeded burials in Wisconsin for the first time in 2011.
An urn sits in front of a cherry casket at Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield. Cremations exceeded burials in Wisconsin for the first time in 2011.
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While the number of cremations across the state now exceeds the number of burials, central Wisconsin funeral homes report the opposite continues to be the trend here.

"The number of cremations is growing, but we do more burials," said Greg Jackan, co-owner of Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, which also has facilities in Stratford and Junction City.

Across the state, the number of cremations has been increasing since at least 2002 and exceeded burials in 2011, according to a report released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. ...

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