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“Michael composed a beautiful obituary for our son, capturing his persona with charm and a dash of humor at a time when we were numb with grief. It still gives us comfort when we read it, as we have done many times.” – Ernie and Mary Scheld

“Telling Your Loved One’s Story” Presentation by Mike Dauplaise 

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CLICK HERE to read the press release, “New creative obituary service helps families honor their loved ones”

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Creative obituaries for the living, recently passed, and passed long ago

How many times have you read a boring obituary that leaves you disappointed in its failure to truly describe who the person was?

Hi, my name is Mike Dauplaise, and I’ve been a professional writer for more than 40 years. It is my honor to help families through difficult times by writing memorable, creative obituaries that do their loved ones justice. Sharing people’s stories in a way that highlights their spirit is what I do best.

Everyone has a story to tell that goes beyond the basic biographical and career information you see in most obituaries. Your loved one had a personality, a life spirit that touched the hearts of those around them. This is your chance to celebrate their life as they deserve.

CLICK HERE to get me started on a creative obituary for your loved one.

Multimedia options for custom obituaries

In addition to a written obituary, you can request that we include a variety of multimedia assets to share on social media or play during the celebration of life event.

We can produce a professional narration audio file of the obituary as well as a premium multimedia video package that features your photos and video clips. You don’t have to decide which package you want right away; you can always upgrade later.

Creative obituaries that last forever

Think about this: Wouldn’t you like to know more about your ancestors? What they accomplished? What made them special? Even what they and their families looked like? Genealogists and family history researchers constantly hit roadblocks in the form of a lack of information from previous generations.

Today’s digital technology lets us create a legacy that will be available for generations to come. After all, obituaries can live forever now on newspaper websites, funeral home websites, social media and general internet searches.

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Creative Obituary Packages

(You can upgrade to a bigger package at any time. All orders include free updates as long as you need them, giving you the freedom to get me started ahead of time.)

Heritage – $497: Professionally written obituary as a Word document; nicely designed PDF to display at the visitation.

Video Legacy – $997: Video version of your pre-written obituary using your photos and/or video. Professional narration of the obituary text. Unlimited revisions.

Premium – $1,497: Professionally written obituary as a Word document; nicely designed PDF to display at the visitation; audio narration file; video file using your images/video clips.

CLICK HERE to get me started on a creative obituary for you or your loved one. Feel free to contact me first, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Satisfaction Guarantee

I will make requested revisions to any of the items in your order until you are satisfied with the results. (Don’t worry about asking for changes. Sometimes it takes several tweaks before we get everything just right.) If in the end you’re just not happy with my work, I will refund your investment. No questions asked.



“I asked Mike to write an obituary for my mother. I supplied facts, events, and personal stories, and he used his magical writing skills to create a personalized obituary that will keep my mother’s memory alive in a way that will stand the test of time.” – Kathleen Leadley