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Cremations surpass burials in 2011 in Wisconsin

Cost among reasons for shift in post-mortem preferences

1:11 AM, Jan. 25, 2013

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More Wisconsin residents in 2011 chose to spend eternity in the form of ashes than having their body buried in the ground.

Roughly 48,000 people died in 2011 in Wisconsin and 46.9 percent of the remains were cremated while 45.8 percent of the remains were buried, according to a report released this month in the Department of Health Services' Office of Health Informatics.

The number of cremations in the state has surged in the past decade as people have looked to reduce funeral costs, according to funeral home owners and industry officials. In 2002, just 29.4 percent of deaths resulted in ...

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