Fawcett Junker Funeral Home
May 5, 2011
Dealing with death as daily routine, funeral director and mortician Doug Penning reveals the reality of life and the processes following death at an annual Fawcett Junker Funeral Home tour to local students
The sign read “Private: Keep Out.” Doug Penning pried the sliding doors apart as the pungent smell of disinfectant poured from the room, tingling the students’ nostrils. A few stood at the front, next to a towel covered in scalpels, tweezers and surgical scissors. Others kept their distance from the steel embalming table draped in a neon orange sheet.
Usually, it would be just Penning and a corpse in the room, with an...