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