death 17 Funny Obituaries That Prove You Can Still Be Funny After Death

Ashley Reign
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Though thinking up obituary ideas may be about the last thing on your to do list, this collection of funny death announcements will prove that a little forethought and planning really can guarantee you'll have the last laugh in the long run. Here you'll find funny obituaries written by and about people whose love of laughter straight up transcended death. After all, what better time to leave a little something to cheer up friends and loved ones?

Though the idea of the funny obituary may sound a little disrespectful, you'll see below that nothing could be further from the truth. This list of dearly departed loved ones took the opportunity to utter last minute confessions, crack jokes at the expense of themselves, and tell the world what they really thought. 

So dry your tears and come on in as you get a load of the stories and final thoughts of people who refused to let death steal their smile.

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In Memory of Cleveland Browns Lover Scott E. Entsminger


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"He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

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In Honor of William Ziegler and His Passion for Potted Meat


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"William Ziegler escaped this mortal realm on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 69. We think he did it on purpose to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election. He leaves behind four children, five grand- children, and the potted meat industry, for which he was an unofficial spokesman until dietary restrictions forced him to eat real food. . ."

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In Memory of James "Jim" Groth, Lover of All Things Inappropriate


In Memory of James "Jim... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Funny Obituaries That Prove You Can Still Be Funny After Death
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"James 'Jim' Groth made his last wildly inappropriate and probably sarcastic comment on July 28th. Jim was born and immediately dubbed 'our favorite child' to John and Joan Groth in March of 1963. Their constant love, support, caring far exceeded anything Jim deserved. . ."

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The Life and Confessions of Val Patterson


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"Now that I have gone to my reward, I have confessions and things I should now say. As it turns out, I AM the guy who stole the safe from the Motor View Drive Inn back in June, 1971. I could have left that unsaid, but I wanted to get it off my chest. Also, I really am NOT a PhD. What happened was that the day I went to pay off my college student loan at the U of U, the girl working there put my receipt into the wrong stack, and two weeks later, a PhD diploma came in the mail. I didn't even graduate, I only had about 3 years of college credit. In fact, I never did even learn what the letters 'PhD' even stood for."

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In Memory of Mary 'Pat' Stocks, Lover of 4 Letter Words


In Memory of Mary 'Pat'... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 17 Funny Obituaries That Prove You Can Still Be Funny After Death
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"She liked four letter words as much as she loved her rock garden and trust us she LOVED to weed that garden with us as her helpers, when child labour was legal or so we were told."

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In Memory of Raymond Alan "Big Al" Brownley and His Hatred for Reality TV


In Memory of Raymond Alan "... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 17 Funny Obituaries That Prove You Can Still Be Funny After Death
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"He despised canned cranberry sauce, wearing shorts, cigarette butts in his driveway, oatmeal, loud-mouth know-it-alls, Tabasco sauce, reality TV shows, and anything to do with the Kardashians."

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In Memory of Emily DeBrayda Fisher (Although It Pains Her to Admit It)


In Memory of Emily DeBrayda Fi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 17 Funny Obituaries That Prove You Can Still Be Funny After Death
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"It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away. Everyone told me it would happen one day but that's simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience. Once again I didn't get things my way! That's been the story of my life all my life. . ."

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In Loving Memory of Christian Louis Hacker and All His Sh*t


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"Christian Louis Hacker, 67, better known as Lou Hacker, of Valatie, died April 9, 2015, at the Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, leaving behind a hell of a lot of stuff his wife and daughter have no idea what to do with. . ."

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