The funeral director’s license of Casmir Pulaski, owner of Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory in La Porte, has been suspended for a year because he lied on his license renewal application regarding criminal charges, according to the State of Indiana Funeral Board.
According to the minutes of the funeral board’s April 2021 meeting, Pulaski responded “No” to the question on his renewal applications in 2000, 2010 and 2012 that asked if he had been arrested since his last renewal. The document went on to provide information that Pulaski was charged in 2000 in La Porte County Superior Court 3 with intimidation, trespass and false information and was ultimately convicted of trespass in a plea agreement. He was also charged and convicted of public intoxication in 2004, the document states.
More specifically, the citation states that the charges involved Pulaski hunting on private property and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The funeral board this month suspended Pulaski’s license for one year with no right to petition and fined him $1,000.
WNLP has learned that another funeral director is presently working at Lakeview in Pulaski’s place. Pulaski can still own the business but cannot personally make funeral arrangements, conduct funerals or perform embalming without a license, according to Indiana law.