MSU Extension Offers MontGuide About Cremation


September 8, 2021

MSU News Service

The MontGuide answers common questions about cremation such whether embalming is needed and whether a casket is required.

According to Montana State University Extension educators, Montana's cremation rate is well above the national average. In 2020, 79% of people who died in the state were cremated. To address the rise in interest, MSU Extension has released a MontGuide on the topic.

According to data from the National Funeral Directors Association, the U.S. cremation rate was nearly 56% in 2020, up from just over 40% a decade prior. James Brown, executive director of the...

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