Ron King, II Obituary

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Mailing Address Change for VA Forms
The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration (NCA) changed its mailing address for submitting the following claim forms:

  • VA Form 40-1330, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker
  • VA Form 40-1330M, Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
  • VA Form 40-0247, Presidential Memorial Certificate Request Form
  • VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes

Please mail your claim form and supporting documents to:
NCA FP Evidence Intake Center
PO Box 5237
Janesville, WI 53547

For faster and more secure processing of your claim, please submit your claim and supporting documents electronically by using Direct Upload at  You will be instructed to register during your first sign-on attempt.  You can submit multiple claims electronically via Direct Upload.


Webinar: Indiana Donor Network’s Tissue Recovery Process Modification

On April 1, 2022, Indiana Donor Network will modify the way we recover tissue, specifically in the upper-leg region. During this webinar, we will share details on how this change will affect your post-recovery treatment process for donor heroes and what new supplies Indiana Donor Network will be providing to assist you with the modification.



Pandemic Emergency Declaration Conclusion & Continuing Education Impact

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Due to a review of the number of applicants for COVID Funeral Assistance, we have determined that there are many survivors that could potentially benefit from this assistance. Based on the number of COVID deaths reported to the CDC in the FEMA Region 5 states, compared to the number of applicants, we are concerned that many people may still be unaware of the possible assistance with funeral costs. 

As you may be aware, the COVID Funeral Assistance may be able to help applicants with the following:

  • Transportation for up to two people to identify the deceased individual
  • The transfer of remains, a casket or urn
  • A burial plot or cremation niche
  • A marker or headstone
  • Clergy or officiant services
  • The arrangement of a funeral ceremony
  • The use of funeral home equipment or staff
  • Cremation or interment costs
  • Costs associated with producing multiple death certificates




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The Indiana Funeral Directors Association was founded in 1880 by 47 charter members. Today IFDA has grown to over 480 member firms. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IFDA provides membership services and continuing education opportunities throughout the state. 


The mission of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association is to enable its member firms and their staffs to identify and proactively address their professional needs. 

IFDA is dedicated to fulfilling its mission by:  

  • Recognizing critical issues within funeral service and providing appropriate solutions to those issues as well as addressing both external and internal audiences in all matters pertinent to the funeral profession;  
  • Being the preeminent funeral service advocate before governmental agencies, consumer groups, and suppliers;  
  • Providing educational opportunities that will enhance professionalism in its membership; and,  
  • Serving as a professional and ethical information resource to which its members may rely upon for timely and relevant assistance.

Careers in Funeral Service

The Funeral Service Professional

  • Works with the bereaved, providing sensitive, effective intervention during a time of emotional need. 
  • Is a professional caregiver who enables families and communities to express their concern for life and the living. 
  • Is a motivated man or woman who practices a unique vocation and who is legally required to possess certain professional qualifications.
  • Is involved in a variety of activities within the community. 
  • Carries out administrative and logistical tasks required by law, custom, and accepted practice. 

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