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Jerry "Gooose" Groves
12/11/1952 - 5/19/2019
Jerry C. "Goose" Groves, 66, of Niles, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

Goose was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on December 11, 1952, to the late Gerald C and Alvina (Hinkle) Groves. Goose loved fishing and spending time with his family. He was a very private man, and he lived his life on his own terms.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert Neucks.

Goose is survived by his daughter, Tosha Groves; son, Ryan Rust; several grandchildren; brother, Eddie Groves, and sister, Juanita Gowan. Please consider helping the family with his final expenses.

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Niles, MI
Robert D. Banks
5/27/1960 - 5/10/2019
Robert D. Banks, 58, of Boonville, MO, passed away on Friday, May 10,2019 at University of Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are pending. The family of Robert D. Banks is asking for contributions towards the celebration of life. Any amount is a blessing to the family.

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Boonville, MO
Ernest Brown
2/13/1967 - 5/15/2019

Ernest Clarence "Tony" Brown, 52, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. The family would like to bury Tony and purchase a monument for him. Any assistance you are able to provide to the family would be greatly appreciated.

$60 raised
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Lafayette, IN
Kenya Embalming Education Fund
*NOTE* Fund the Funeral has set up this fund free of charge. Fund the Funeral will not receive any percentage of donations for this Kenya Embalming Education fund. Good luck Dominick and thank you for representing the funeral service so well.

1. Purpose and Goals of Trip

About 2 years ago I was contacted directly by the president of the Funeral Service Association of Kenya (FUSAK), Mr. Ezra Olack. FUSAK is a very proactive funeral service association headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The primary challenges they face and the purpose of the trip are:

a. Provide basic sanitary and embalming education to the embalmers of Kenya. Currently there is zero education or training available.
b. Establish a set “standard of care” of embalming and the handling of remains
c. Legitimize the profession with the government; currently there is zero government regulation or support.
d. Establish a rudimentary licensing process for embalmers
e. Provide hands on demonstration of learning techniques
f. Educate the embalmers on the basics of personal protection and the handling of contagions. Kenyan embalmers face tremendous challenges with epidemics and diseases such as Cholera, Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Malaria.

2. Estimated Expenses
a. Air transportation to Nairobi- $1400-$2000. It is likely that I will fly Air Canada out of Windsor, Ontario, Toronto or possibly Detroit
b. Secure Hotel- safe lodging is of primary concern to me. The hotel I have researched and feel comfortable with is called the Kempinsky Nairobi, its average nightly charge is around $250/day = approximately $1500.
c. Food- clean, safe food and water is best found in a legitimate hotel. The above mentioned hotel estimated a daily charge of around $150 for all meals and bottled water = $900
d. Private transportation in Kenya- Nairobi has a high rate of car-jackings and robberies of international tourists and it is recommended that I not use public transportation or cabs while there. I do not know the cost of private transportation but based on other travel experience I will estimate this total expense to be $300
e. Personal expenses- I have agreed to go to Kenya and teach without charging the Kenyan people. Under normal circumstances my business would charge $6000 for these services. These fees will all be waived. However, this will require me to take 7 days of personal time from my full time job.
f. Vaccinations and Visas- The required visa is only about $25 and the estimated cost of the vaccinations is $300

These estimated costs total around $8700; this does not take into account unexpected expenses incurred during travel, expenses for food during the 25 hour flight there and back or the use of funds to provide textbooks, gloves or supplies to the Kenyan people. Embalming textbooks are approximately $125/each plus the bulk shipping fees.

These estimated costs also do not take into account using funds to guarantee a safe, secure location for the presentations or travel expenses to (possibly) speak with members of Parliament on the importance of embalming in their country.

Based on this data and my personal experience doing this work I estimate the minimum amount required to be $10,000. However, to do things thoroughly and to provide needed materials and financial support to the people I believe an ideal amount to be $15,000.

Dominick Astorino
Funeral Director

$14,677 raised
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Lafayette, IN
Carolyn Villarruel
5/9/1953 - 5/4/2019
Carolyn Villarruel, 65, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at her home. The family is accepting contributions for Carolyn’s home going service. Any amount is a blessing to the family.

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Boonville, MO
Cynthia Scott
11/4/1955 - 5/1/2019
Cynthia Ann Scott was born November 4, 1955 at the time of her passing she was 63 years young. She was born in Honey Grove, Texas to James and Jamimia. In 1974 she married the love of her life Eddie Scott, they were married for 44 years and had one son Kenny and one daughter Tiffany. She lived most of her adult life in Durant, Oklahoma. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her family especially her Grandkids.

Cynthia services will be Monday May 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at Brown's Funeral Chapel in Durant. The Scott family will receive family and friends for visitation on Sunday May 5, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home.

The family has set up an account through Fund The Funeral for anyone wanting to make a donation to help with the cost of the services.

$2,380 raised
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Durant, OK
Molly Jo Hayward
1/1/1962 - 4/21/2019
Molly was an amazing woman & will be greatly missed. Words can not even begin to describe how much she will be missed. The fund will help her family pay for the necessary things that are needed for her services. If you are able to donate, they would like to thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

$880 raised
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Maquoketa, IA
Antonio Caal-Caal
6/7/1969 - 4/20/2019
Antonio was a beloved local business man that passed suddenly and unexpectedly on the morning of April 20th. Antonio was a family man, a father of 9 children that all loved him dearly. His youngest son, Dennis Caal, followed in his fathers footsteps by coming to America and working for Antonio's home repair business, depending on his father as a teacher so that he may learn his trade and help support the rest of the family. Antonio and his family were originally from Guatemala, and his final desire was to be returned to his home country for burial . Mr. Caals wife and children desperately want to honor his wishes, but have no feasible way to do this on their own. We humbly ask for your consideration as our family would greatly appreciate any donations to help us honor his wishes. Thank you for your support and may God bless you forever and always.

$271 raised
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Daphne, AL
Heather A. Houk
5/11/1991 - 4/17/2019
Heather A. Houk, 27, Galveston, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 due to complications from a heart condition that was caused by her battle with addiction.

Born May 11, 1991, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Kevin Houk and Arlene (Walker) Pyle.
Heather attended Caston High School. She was kind and loving to all who knew her and was quick to lend a hand to all who were struggling with the disease of addiction. Her family and friends knew her as a compassionate, caring and free-spirited person with a smile that warmed the heart and lit up a room. Her children were her pride and joy.

She is survived by her parents, Kevin Houk and Arlene (Rodney) Pyle; two daughters, Aubrey and Chloe; one son Kameryn; one brother, Nathan (Jennifer Zook) Houk; three sisters, Ericka (Alan) Unger, Monica (Austin Westerman) Houk, Jessica (Dustin) Brew; grandparents, Bonnie (Gene) Seeger and Robert Walker; nieces and nephews, Alexis, Josie, Allyson, Kylie, Serenity, Eli, Emily, Ethan, Braidyn, Connor, Hunter and Alyssa; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Ralph and Margo Houk.

A Funeral Service celebrating Heather’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Bruce Russell officiating.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday prior to the service in the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist with Heather’s final arrangement expenses. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated by her family. 100% of the funds donated here are applied directly to Heather's account through electronic payment to Fisher Funeral Chapel

Life can change in a blink of an eye. Addiction knows no boundaries, no age, no social class. We must work together to help conquer this demon called addiction. If you can't contribute financially, please help us save lives by sharing Heather's story. It needs to be told.

$1,590 raised
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Logansport, IN

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