Radio Show on Home Funerals

Marianne Dietzel (center) with editors Becky Bohan (l) and Nancy Manahan (r)

Marianne Dietzel, a home funeral educator, is the author of Laughing in a Waterfall: A Mother’s Memoir.  A new hour-long radio interview includes the beginnings of the home funeral movement in Minnesota through Marianne’s retelling of he deaths of fellow home funeral guide Linda Bergh’s husband, Paul in 1995, and of their daughters, Nina and Kirsten in 1996.

Marianne also speaks about her spiritual and emotional journey following her loss, the role of writing in her grief process, and her continuing connection with those across the threshold.

Hear the interview at

Order Marianne’s book at


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