Providence City grave mix-up could force man’s reburial

PROVIDENCE, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman may be forced to rebury her deceased husband after a cemetery records check found an unmarked family plot next to him is already occupied. Marilyn Blauer’s husband, Blaine, was buried in the Providence Cemetery in 1987. His gravesite was one of eight owned by the family. After Blauer’s nephew died recently, a records check found the remains of Martha Ziegler, a German immigrant who died in 1921, interred in the unmarked grave next to Blaine Blauer. Providence officials blame poor record-keeping for the mix-up. The city is measuring to see if there’s room for an additional plot between Blauer’s husband and Ziegler so that Marilyn Blauer can one day be buried there. Reburying Ziegler would require her family’s permission, but records show 93-year-old was single and childless.

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