WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (WTMJ) --Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Those words are taken quite literally by many. And now a Waukesha, Wisconsin cemetery is making sure our loved one's who've past become part of the Earth as quickly as possible.
Annette Kirchen lost her father about a year ago.
"Our family believes in living a simple life," says Annette.
A simple life with a simple burial: instead of a tombstone, a field of prairie; instead of a casket, a shroud.
"My dad really wanted a shroud. Because that was the quickest way to become part of the Earth again," explains Annette.
It's called a natural burial. A body is quite simply put into the ground and buried. If there is a casket it must be biodegradable.
"It sounds kind of crazy but when I found out about this I was so excited," remembers Annette.