SI Funeral Services is involved in many national and state organizations serving the funeral service industry. Many of our managers are licensed funeral directors or embalmers in the states where they reside. Some of SI Funeral Services affiliations include:
Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
Founded in 1913, CANA is an international organization of over 1,400 funeral directors, cemeterians, cremationists, industry suppliers and consultants.
International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
Founded in 1887, the ICCFA is the only international trade association representing the entire allied cemetery, funeral and memorialization industries. The ICCFA has a membership of over 6,000 cemeteries, funeral homes, memorial designers, crematories and related businesses worldwide. The association added "Cremation" to their name in January 2007.
International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA)
IMSA is an organization of companies that supply quality products and services to cemeteries throughout the country and the world. Acting as liaison between suppliers and the International Cemetery and Funeral Association, IMSA's primary responsibility is coordinating supplier activities at national trade shows, working with association staffs to see that all suppliers have the best opportunity to present their products and services to old and new customers. Joe Suhor is active on the IMSA Board of Directors.
National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA)
The NCBVA is an international, not-for-profit trade association comprised of burial vault manufacturers and suppliers who have joined together for the purpose of monitoring and raising standards in the industry.
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
The NFDA is the largest funeral service organization in the world whose purpose is to provide advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families. Through Wilbert Funeral Services, SI is a supplier member.
National Museum of Funeral History
The National Museum of Funeral History opened its doors on the evening of October 18, 1992. The Museum was founded by Mr. Robert L. Waltrip after 25 years of dreaming of an institution that would educate the public and preserve the rich heritage of the funeral industry. Joe Suhor resides on the Board of Regents and SI and Suhor personally are contributors to the museum.
Wilbert Manufacturers Association (WMA)
The WMA is a trade association of all Wilbert licensees in the United States and Canada whose purpose is to be the voice of the licensee network. Dennis Welzenbach and Marvin Smith have both served on this board and have been past presidents of this organization. For more information click here.