MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Eau Claire man who thought his grandfather’s ashes had been buried next to his grandmother is upset to find out that his ashes had actually been in storage at a funeral home for decades.
The ashes of Louis Arbs were one of 20 unclaimed remains in possession of the Cremation Society of Wisconsin. Arbs’ grandson, Louis “Andy” Arbs learned about them after reading about the unclaimed remains in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
The newspaper reports Monday that Altoona funeral home owner Randall Mundt obtained several dozen unclaimed remains after acquiring the Cremation Society of Wisconsin. Family members have been claiming the remains over the years.
Mundt says he will make things right and bury Louis Arbs’ remains next to his wife’s.
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