To the editor:

To Bob, Steve and Jesse at Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home.

My brother Vince passed away Jan. 3, 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. and was cremated there. Bob, Steve and Jesse advised me how to proceed in bringing his ashes back to Hastings and burying them with our folks Godfrey and Madeline Nelson at Hastings cemetery. A special thanks to Pete Likes, the caretaker, for your help during this process.

The boys were very professional with little cost to me.

I am pleased that Jesse broke ground for the new mortuary.

Pete and Jo Nelson