Governor Tom Vilsack proclaimed April 8-14 as "Funeral Service Professionals Week" in Iowa to honor all funeral service professionals and their commitment to the communities they serve.
The proclamation took place during the 121st annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association's convention held April 10-12 at the Polk County Convention complex and Savery Hotel in Des Moines.
Dean O. Boeckman and Karl F. Barker, funeral directors at Barker Funeral Home in Alta, attended the annual convention. Boeckman continues to serve as District 5 Governor for Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Audubon and Guthrie Counties.
They were updated on bereavement education, management skills, regulatory issues, technical advancements and other funeral service topics.