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How to Prepare an Obituary — Love & Legacy Workshop

As part of our Love & Legacy Campaign, we're hosting a free series of bi-monthly workshops for the community. Learn the ins and outs of how to write your own obituary or a memorial for someone you love.

Aug 24, 2022


How to Write an Obituary

Presented by Karen Faster

Writing an obituary can be a monumental and stressful task, especially when the author is overwhelmed with grief. Whether you want to write your own obituary or a memorial for someone you love, this workshop is for you. In addition to general ideas around how to write an obituary for a husband, wife, partner, parent or other family member, this obituary writing workshop will cover what to include, organization of content, how to work with relatives and the funeral home's role.

About the Instructor

Karen Faster learned to write obituaries as a cub newspaper reporter in rural Minnesota. In the decades since, she has written obituaries for relatives and helped friends draft obituaries for their family members. Now retired from years of editing policy analyses and research grant applications for the university, she's excited to share her expertise with the community.

Let us know you're coming

Anyone is welcome to join us for this free workshop. Registration is encouraged but not required, and drop-ins are welcome on the day of the event!

Click here to register

Learn more about our Love & Legacy Campaign to strengthen and secure the future of GCC, with the goal of inspiring and documenting 70 planned gifts by 2024 — just in time for our 70th birthday!

For more information about our Love & Legacy workshops contact:

Dani Luckett

Chief Development Officer
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