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Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home renews affiliation with Lofty Oaks Assoc.

Published: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 4:41 p.m. CDT

NEWARK — Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home, Ltd. of Newark has renewed its affiliation with Lofty Oaks Association, a New Hampshire organization dedicated to reforestation and conservation efforts in Illinois.

The firm arranges to have a tree planted for each service that they perform to provide a living memorial in honor of the deceased and to renew the forest life of Illinois.

The memorial trees are planted in the spring and fall. This program is part of a large endeavor, to restore the landscape with the eternal beauty of living trees.

After each service, close family members and friends are informed that the memorial tree has been arranged for by William F. Dunn, president of the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home, Ltd. When the tree has been planted, the designated people will receive a certificate of planting suitable for framing and keeping in the family’s history.

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