State Suspends Funeral Home License


STANDISH, MI – On January 17th, 2014, the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs R.O. Savage Funeral Home(LARA) Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL) suspended the license and registration of the R O Savage Funeral Chapel located in Standish, Michigan.

An investigation found the following:

  • Failure to escrow $601,438.01 of prepaid funeral contract funds (as of November 22, 2013)
  • Sale of 162 prepaid funeral contracts totaling $583,798.01, while unregistered
  • Operating without a licensed manager

Richard Weishuhn of Standish was ordered to stop practicing mortuary science without a license.

Individuals or families who may be impacted by these findings are asked to contact the Audit & Examination Division within LARA’s Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau at (517) 335-3056, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, email drostec@michigan.gov.

The Michigan Funeral Directors Association has assisted with locating area funeral homes that will assist families with funeral services.  They are: Buresh Funeral Homes at (989) 362-8191 in Tawas City with a chapel in Prescott; and the C.L. Forshee & Sons Funeral Homes at (989) 867-4237 with locations in Au Gres and Twining.

Further information from LARA click HERE.

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