Ger­man bans rel­a­tives from funeral

Lesotho Times - - Cartoons & Puzzles - — AP

BERLIN — 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. 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.”

Dpa quoted a lo­cal un­der­taker, Martina Sch­midt, call­ing the obit­u­ary “out of or­der.”

“He wanted to set­tle scores and now the rel­a­tives have to live with that,” she says.

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