By RICHARD MIAL | email@example.com
| Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 12:05 am
TOWN OF GREENFIELD - The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have approached La Crosse County about having a "natural burial" cemetery next to Villa St. Joseph nursing home. Natural burial means no burial vaults and no embalming.
Sisters who choose this style likely would be wrapped in a simple shroud and "buried with all the Catholic rituals," said Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA president. "We would be wrapped or placed in a simple, biodegradable container," said Sister Sharon Berger, who has been working on natural burial issues.