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Historical photo: The undertaker's office

Two draped horses drawing a hearse stand before the undertaker's office at 4th and Gold Street in Juneau.
Life in the front seat of a hearse

I miss the undertaker in Michigan where I was...No offense against the undertakers in Juneau, but they...I'm never sure if the undertaker's chocolates at Christmas...abundant life. I think the undertaker gave me chocolate for...
Iditarod racer flown to hospital with broken ankle after ordeal

...and getting knocked unconscious, and later falling through ice and breaking his ankle.Scott Janssen, 52, an Anchorage undertaker known as the Mushing Mortician, was back home early Wednesday after getting a cast for the broken bone he suffered on Tin...
'The Mushing Mortician' in the Iditarod

...howling at the moon," said Janssen, an undertaker competing in his first Iditarod Trail...He said his interest in becoming an undertaker began in high school when he worked...Janssen said his more than 25 years as an undertaker have prepared him both physically and...
This Day in History

...100 people. Israel released 199 Palestinian security prisoners as part of a new peace deal. In 2003, France's leading undertaker estimated the country's death toll from a summer heat wave at 15,000. Twin Palestinian suicide bombings killed 16 Israelis...
Everything I know I learned from catalogs

...You have to admire the marketing genius who named the Exhumer. It's a pry bar that will dig up and remove nails "an undertaker must have buried." Cool or what? Unfortunately, they don't divulge the technology. Maybe they haven't got the patent...
Large gold rush collection will take some sorting out

...visitors a year to this town of 800 residents. He first arrived as a gold rush stampeder in 1898 but settled in as the town undertaker, Model-T dealer and a boardinghouse operator, according to various accounts. When tourists began arriving by steamship...
Buried history

...deliver mail. In 1906 he worked for C.W. Young Hardware, which was making coffins. Through that connection he met the undertaker, Henry Sully, and took over that business in October 1926,'' Lupro said. Just for fun, Lupro and her grandson have...
Life recycled on a far-off gravel bar

...big animals - the bear, wolverine and the raven, which author and biologist Bernd Heinrich calls "the premier northern undertaker." The ravens, he points out in his book "Life Everlasting; the Animal Way of Death," will not only eat what they find...
New funeral director joins Juneau mortuary teachers or stopped hiring." When Fullerton worked as a security guard at a hospital while he was in college, an undertaker he knew there eventually convinced him to go to school to be a mortician. Fullerton took the advice. Since graduating from...


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