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Chip Banke

While grieving the death of his father, Chip Banke found comfort in the care of community through natural burial.

Donald Banke, father of Spartanburg member Chip Banke, passed away in September 2021. By connecting to the natural burial team, Chip and his family were able to receive the help they needed to navigate the complications that come with funeral planning. His father Donald was buried in a simple, intimate graveside ceremony, surrounded by the natural serenity of the grounds in Piedmont. Chip’s former community group gathered in support, helping him lower his dad into the ground and fill the grave.

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