State suspends funeral home’s license


PETOSKEY — The state has shut down a Michigan funeral home.

The move came after an inspection found unsanitary conditions in an embalming room, human cremains stored alongside those of animals and other violations.

The state said embalmed bodies were also found in an unrefrigerated garage and that at least $4,935 for pre-paid funeral goods or services was not put into escrow.

Michigan's Licensing and Regulatory Affairs office said last week that the mortuary science establishment license of the Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey has been suspended, effective March 9.

The individual mortuary science license of owner Charles Guy Parks Jr. was also suspended.

Parks told The Associated Press last week that he had no comment on the license suspensions or the state investigation.

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