STANDISH, MI – On January 17th, 2014, the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.