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Baier Funeral Home in Watseka to operate Crematory; first in Iroquois County >

WATSEKA --- Pending EPA approval, the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka will soon be the first funeral home business in Iroquois County to operate its own on-site crematory.

The Watseka City Council Tuesday night approved a special-use permit allowing the local funeral home to provide a business service that owner Roy Baier says finds growing numbers of families turning to…….

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Construction for the operation is expected to be completed in about two weeks.

Baier said he purchased a refurbished crematory-burner from a Kankakee funeral home.  Baier funeral home’s location at 2nd and Oak Street in Watseka has 7,000 square feet of garage space available, so the crematory business won’t be pressed for space.

Members of the city’s Planning Commission did their homework, investigating such an operation in Kankakee.  They found no problems with the operation.  Baier said at least three other employees in his business will be trained to run the equipment. 


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