The Funeral Service Insider Interview
January 14, 2019
An interview with Bill W. Forsberg by The Funeral Service Insider on the latest developments at ADDvantage Casket Co. and the future of Death Care. Read the interview here....
Over 40 Years of Funeral Service
Funeral service teaches those who embrace it as a career many principles and values. The real one to remember however is that you only get one opportunity to get it right the first time - there are no "do-overs."
Ranch & Bison Enthusiast
The next time you think you work harder than anyone else you know, just pause a moment and read a chapter of "How The West was Won." The forgotten sacrifices made by those original pioneers and cowboys humbles a person rather quickly.
My new book is now available by just clicking here. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! All proceeds after production costs will be donated to the Salvation Army's feeding the homeless program.
American Funeral Director published a Q&A interview with Bill Forsberg. Read the article from December 2013.
Batesville Casket Company, one of North America's leading suppliers of burial caskets, Options® cremation...
Growing up in a small mid-west Canadian town (population 125), the last of 12 children, gave me a solid grounding and an appreciation for the way people take care of each other. Agricultural roots are something that really prepares you for whatever life can hand out. I've been fortunate to be blessed by God with a faith that gets me through most everything, but like others there are those days I think "The Big Guy" has gone on vacation. Then things turn around and I know He's back again (He actually never left !).
I've been proud to be of service to client families in my own business as well as helping to build strong companies for others who are service oriented. The job satisfaction during the years has been most gratifying and I hope I've helped some folks along the way. I've also had some wonderful support for doing what I've done from a certain "Miss Thackeray."
Bill & Mom on 85thBirthday
Melissa and "Norman" her Horse
Famous Range Restaurant Chef's
Special People, Special Sayings
"There are only 2 reasons we do things in life - the one we tell everybody and the real reason."
"You don't throw a whole life away just 'cause it's banged up a little."
"A good funeral is not a great investment. It's not a retail event; it is an effort to make sense of our mortality. It is an act of love and letting go."
"Too many funeral directors think they own a funeral business; they don't, they own a lifestyle."
"Like life, it's much easier to ride the horse in the direction it's going."
"The word 'industry' has no place in our lexicon. We are in a 'profession!' If we forget that and the word 'Service' is eliminated from our Association titles we are doomed to extinction."
Special Places, Special Time