Amish are typically buried in simple pine boxes.  Who makes them?

In many communities, an Amishman will operate a business constructing the pine coffins.  I recently spoke with a casket maker after a business talk I gave in Holmes County, Ohio.

He asked me if I had met one of his kind while writing my book.  Unfortunately I had not.  Given the nature of his job, he seemed a cheery fellow.

amish casket maker

Amish coffins are not the plush affairs we are accustomed to.  The pine box reflects practicality and humility, chief values in Amish society.

After the funeral, dead are buried in modest cemeteries, which may be Amish-only, or in some cases, shared.  Read more about the Amish cemetery, and the Amish funeral service.


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