When Shane Decker was in the seventh grade, he had already determined what his life's work would be.
"My grandfather died unexpectedly in 1986," said Decker. Decker was intrigued by the attention given to the family by the funeral home staff during the visitation and service. His interest in science and his acquaintance with the local funeral director in his hometown of Milnor, N.D., further fueled his interest.
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