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Custom Casket Honors Lifelong Wheat Farmer
When his father passed away, Robert Kitto wanted a unique way to commemorate his career. “My dad Ian was a wheat farmer all his life, just like his dad and several generations before them,” says Kitto.
“Dad loved the farm and farming, and most of all, he loved harvesting. He lived to drive a combine. So, as a family, we decided to put a sticker wrap on Dad’s casket showing a harvest scene.” The photo they chose was a favorite of their father’s that was taken during harvest several years prior. For the custom top, the family got a second casket lid, covered it with florist foam, and inserted wheat heads into it.
“We left two cutout sections, one for placement of his favorite model tractor and another for his work boots that he rarely took off,” says Kitto. The final design offered homage to a lifelong career that defined the entire family. “I’m also a wheat farmer and feel very privileged to have worked side by side with my father for the last 40 years on the same farm.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Kitto (Twitter @RobertKitto1).

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2023 - Volume #47, Issue #1