Carved in Memory Wins NFDA Innovation Award

AFCCA would like to congratulate Arizona based business, Carved in Memory, on their big win at the NFDA Annual Conference! Owners Clinton Probst (MCC Mortuary Science Graduate) and Calli Probst create beautiful wood carved memorializations of your loved one’s handwriting. Visit their website at

Brookfield, Wisconsin – NFDA presented Carved in Memory with its 2019 Innovation Award during the association’s International Convention & Expo, held October 27-30 in Chicago.

The first runner-up is Mortuary Lift Company and the second runner-up is Coasson.

Carved in Memory takes a sample of a loved one’s handwriting – a love note from a late husband, a birthday card from a sibling or grandma’s famous pie recipe – and creates a 3D wood carving that replicates the individual’s handwriting, creating an heirloom that families can cherish forever.

The Stepper by Mortuary Lift Company is an electric dolly designed to transport the deceased. It ascends and descends staircases and effortlessly maneuvers around stairway landings, furniture and narrow hallways, eliminating muscle strain and back injury.

A leading-edge vehicle and system for the dignified bearing of human remains, the Coasson funeral coach offers the heritage of a caisson with the luxury of a coach. The Coasson is immune to model changes, offers unmatched visibility of the casket or urn ark during the procession and is easily towed by any fleet vehicle.

For more information about the winning products by Carved in Memory, Mortuary Lift Company and Coasson, visit