COVID-19 causing funeral postponements

Streed

(Willmar MN-) Funeral directors are facing busy times ahead once the coronavirus threat has passed. Nathan Streed from Harvey Anderson-Johnson Funeral Home in Willmar says most people who lose loved ones during this time of social distancing and Stay at Home orders from The Governor are chosing to postpone public and even private services....

...Streed says there has been some discussion about possibly recording or live streaming funerals, but they lack the human touch that you can only get in person...

...Streed says his biggest worry is scheduling the services for later in the spring or summer, where they might conflict with services of people who die at that time...

...Streed says at a time when there is a lot of concern with mental health in society, the inability to hold services for loved ones is just compounding the problem. He recommends you reach out with a phone call and express your sympathies when you hear that someone close to you passes away.

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