Man Writes Own Obituary, Bans Family From Funeral

It's not clear exactly why
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2016 4:49 PM CDT
Man Writes Own Obituary, Bans Family From Funeral
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A German man has taken his grudges to the grave, telling relatives in a posthumous newspaper notice that some of them aren't welcome at his funeral, the AP reports. News agency dpa reported Friday that Hubert Martini published his own obituary in the Trierischer Volksfreund, a newspaper in western Germany. The deceased describes himself as "open, honest, and unforgiving" and says his five siblings and their families are forbidden from attending his memorial service. It is unclear what made Martini want to have the last word, but the 64-year-old notes that in life "I have hurt some people—and that's good." (More strange stuff stories.)

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