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Yes. your clarification statement is correct. As for finding us, it may not have been immediately clear. My mothers name has changed since then. However, the deceased had a last name of Lukkasson. Not a common name. And with a quick search in the state, every one of the names that come up are family members. Or maybe a quick view at the original obituary. Even placing it in the local paper. Isn't there a requirement to perform some sort of due diligence? Even then. Once they determined their error, it seems they should have relocated the other party who had not yet deceased, or at least been laid to rest. Isn't there protection in that way?
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