American Funeral Director, the leading independent trade magazine for funeral directors and other funeral service professionals, is in its 141st year of publication. The monthly publication offers original reporting, analysis and business solutions on the issues most important to funeral professionals: cremation, preneed, technology, social media, human resources and more.

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In April’s Issue

The Lasting Impact of Tom Flynn By Patti Martin Bartsche
In a career that has spanned more than four decades, Tom Flynn has made it his mission to put the needs of others first.

The History of Cremation By Kelly Rehan
An exhibit opening later this year at the National Museum of Funeral History blends the history, modern science and memorialization possibilities for a largely misunderstood industry.

Creating a Work + Wellness Balance By Patti Martin Bartsche
Batesville knows that one of the keys to workplace productivity is having happy and healthy employees.

A Modern Approach to an Old Prep Room By Steve Cronin
When it came time to update the prep room at a South Carolina funeral home, owners turned to design experts for help.

Customer Loyalty By Wes Johnson
One may quickly conclude loyalty would be an obvious thought when dissecting the business/customer relationship.

Introducing the Funeral Park By Jeff Harberson
Combination operations make sense for a number of reasons.

At-Need Financing By LendingUSA
How to help customers deal with the rising costs of funerals.

Helping Families, One Car at a Time By Derek Henry
The craftspeople who build funeral vehicles know how important their work is to grieving families.

My Genes Fit Me By Ann Marie St. George
A look into family history forces a funeral professional to make some tough decisions about preserving her long-term health.

Touch Points By Patti Martin Bartsche
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