Mandan's first crematorium

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MANDAN, N.D. - DaWise Perry Funeral Services has broken ground on its new location which is also the first crematorium in Mandan.

Photo courtesy: DaWise-Perry Funeral Services

Work is already underway at the site of the thirteen thousand square foot funeral home.

"A lot of families are choosing cremations now, and it's a fairly expensive piece of equipment so not every funeral home has one. Since I'm building a new location it's less expensive to add it in now than to wait to add it in later," said David Wise, DaWise-Perry Funeral Services.

Wise hopes to better serve the community with the facility. He hopes to open in it June of 2020.

"It's going to be a much bigger facility, and a lot of families are choosing to have funerals at funeral homes. With this it will be bigger," said Wise.

The location wasn't Wise's first choice, but it fits with a recent city ordinance requiring crematoriums be placed in Industrial zones.