Mayo and Ranfranz Sued for Accidental Cremation
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is suing a Rochester funeral home and Mayo Clinic after her husband's body was accidentally cremated.
Jennifer Huber's husband, Tony, died last May after he hit his head during fall at their Alma, Wisconsin home. His body was taken to the morgue at Mayo and moved from one spot to another without being documented. When Ranfranz & Vine funeral home arrived to pick up another body, they took Tony Huber 's body instead, and he was cremated.
Jennifer Huber tells KSTP-TV she "lost it" and "went berserk" when she learned about the mix-up.
Representatives from the funeral home say they appreciated the gravity of the situation and reviewed the mistake. Mayo Clinic expressed sympathy and said it continues to work with the family.