Sleep with the fishes - and other options for your loved onesby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
Memorial reefs. Fireworks shows. Diamond rings. These days, there are some pretty interesting places to rest in peace.
St. Paul, Minn. — The Cremation Association of North America predicts that, by the year 2025, 48 percent of Americans will choose to be cremated upon death. A decade ago, just 18 percent went with that option.
As the popularity of cremation grows, so does the number of things you can do with cremated remains.
It seems people are no longer content to place their loved ones' ashes in a nice urn on the mantle. Instead, they're taking the remains of their dearly departed and turning them into diamond pendants. Or they're launching them into lunar orbit aboard a space capsule.
Reporter Nikki Tundel and DJ Mary Lucia talk about some of the more unique ways to honor the dead.