ObitTree Blog

A trend is beginning to emerge among funeral homes across the country. Therapy dogs are being introduced into funeral homes to help with grief support. Therapy dogs were first introduced in 1976 by a register nurse named Elaine Smith. Today they are used by hospitals, nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities, and now – funeral homes.

Austin, MN – Worlein Funeral Home is home to a grief support resource that has brought their community together to help offer others support during times of need. The Little Library is unique offering their funeral home has to help people in their community. It is a miniature library that is situated outside of the

Gregg Allman Musician December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017   Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in his home in Savannah, Ga. according to multiple reports. He was 69.  Allman founded the band alongside his brother Duane Allman and several other band members

Roger Moore Actor October 14, 1927 – May 23, 2017   British actor Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer according to multiple reports. Moore was best known for his portrayal of the suave English gentleman and deadly spy, James Bond. Moore was conscripted into the

Chris Cornell Musician July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017   Chris Cornell, an American musician, singer, and songwriter has passed away suddenly at the age of 52 according to multiple reports. Cornell was a talented musician and lead singer for the Seattle grunge group Soundgarden and later Audioslave. His powerful vocals and song writing

Michael Parks Actor April 24, 1940 – May 10, 2017 Talented character actor and Quentin Tarantino favorite Michael Parks, has passed away at the age of 77. The actor’s death was announced by Director Kevin Smith and has since been confirmed by multiple sources. Parks’ career began during the 1960’s appearing in small roles on

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Reality TV Star January 13, 1972 – May 9, 2017  Christopher “Big Black” Boykin of the hit MTV reality show “Rob & Big” has passed away from an undisclosed cause according to multiple sources. Boykin was best known as being the bodyguard and best friend to skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek.

Stanley Weston Toy Creator, Merchandiser April 1, 1933 – May 1, 2017 Stanley Weston, the creator of the “G.I. Joe” Action figure has passed away at the age of 84 according to multiple reports. Weston was most well-known for creating the iconic children’s action figure in 1963. He was drafted into the army shortly after

Aaron Hernandez Athlete November 6, 1989 – April 19, 2017 Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez has passed away at the age 27. Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell from an apparent suicide according to Massachusetts Department of Corrections.  At 3:05 AM guards found Hernandez had hung himself with a bedsheet attached to