Cease Funeral Home - Park Rapids, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O
N 46° 55.305 W 095° 04.119
15T E 342502 N 5198545
Quick Description: Cease Family Funeral Home, 710 West 1st Street, Park Rapids, MN.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2020 4:49:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM1232P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Cease Family Funeral Homes has roots that go back to 1901 when Hans Peterson started Peterson Funeral Service in Bagley, where Ed Cease became employed as a licensed embalmer in 1928. Edmund "Ed" Cease was born in 1906 in Arco, MN and in 1920, the family moved to Bagley where Ed graduated from High School in 1926. In 1928, he attended a nine month "Course in Embalming" through the Extension Division of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ed worked for the Neujahr Funeral Home and then for Peterson Funeral Home. In 1942, he purchased the Peterson and Neujahr businesses and combined them to form the Cease Funeral Home.

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Back in the mid-70s my family bought a small cabin on the other side of Park Rapids. We often pointed out the Cease sign, pointing out that a funeral home is the place to be taken when you Cease to be alive, as well as the owners name.
Did you explain the double meaning of the word(s)?: yes

Did you explain the location or wording that brings the sign's double meaning to mind?: yes

Did you explain the meaning of life? :): Not Listed

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