Best Obituaries

Life’s not a contest (or at least it shouldn’t be!) and neither is death. There’s no such thing as “The Best Obituary.” Still, we can’t help but share some extra fascinating life stories that make us smile. At Epilogg HQ, we have the delightful privilege of reading the stories of people from all walks of life — stories and photos shared by their loved ones that break the traditional obituary template — some serious, some light-hearted, some simple, some full of bells and whistles. So even though we couldn’t ever choose the best obituary, we think these Epiloggs will make your day just like they made ours.

Bursting with Life
Milford Langehough, Milf, had “too many friends and family to mention” and reading about his life and the impact of his 91 years, it’s easy to see why. He had an impish grin and incredible life experiences. From his adventures traveling the world, hunting and fishing with family and friends and the pathetically small glasses of aquavit at Norske Torske, we are left wanting MORE and MORE details.

Always good to develop a side hustle
Among the endlessly fascinating things about Erika Wright was her skill at winning money off of unwitting suckers at cards. Maximum respect for the hustle. And all that in the midst of raising 8 kids, random pets, living as an immigrant, and being an expert at a variety of home crafts. Ein prosit, Erika!

What’s your love language?
Susan Fargo’s love language was food and baked goods. She always had some kind of treats readily available for anyone that stopped by. Her family said, “In fact I think that some of her friends may lose a few pounds without her delicious cupcakes and cookies.” Take special note of the tribute section to the adorable Petcie — a furry friend section we think all Epiloggs should have!

She met the love of her life when she was 13
Together for 63 years, married for 53, Ann and Stan should be the dictionary picture for romance. We LOVE the request made by Ann’s kids to wear bright colors and bring hilarious stories to her celebration of life. That’s a bullseye for Epilogg — bringing LIFE to obituaries.

Good things come in small packages
Frances Alquist was a “little Italian lady with a big heart” and was often “unknowingly the funniest person in the room.” We’re pretty sure that’s a compliment? She was a spitfire in the best tradition of petite Nanas everywhere: