The Deal of a Lifetime

Headstones go on sale at local monument company

By Peggy Cassidy
|  Tuesday, May 19, 2009  |  Updated 5:24 PM CDT
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A suburban monument company is offering the deal of a lifetime.

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Discounted Headstones

If the car industry, hotel business and clothing stores all are struggling in this economy, then headstones can't be far behind. As Dick Johnson reports from the west suburbs, creative marketing has entered that business, as well.
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As prices on practically everything are going up, it's hard to pass up a good deal.

 At least that's what Lisa Troost, of Peter Troost Monument Company, says. 

The Hillside-based company, located near Queen of Heavens Cemetery on West Roosevelt Road, is currently advertising a discounted "Recession Headstone" for $475.

"We've had more customers coming into the store because they saw that message on the marquis than we've ever had off of any marquis message we've ever show before," Troost, who is president of the fifth generation family-owned business, told the Sun-Times.

Well, there's one thing you could check off the "to-do" list.

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