School Bus Driver Who Transported Generations of Students Laid to Rest in Decorated Casket He Always Wanted

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A longtime Minnesota bus driver was given the sendoff he always wanted after he was buried in a casket decorated like a yellow school bus. For 55 years, Glen Paul Davis worked as a loyal bus driver for the Grand Meadow school system; he often bragged that he never once had an accident over the course of his career. He also always joked that he wanted to be buried in a casket that resembled his beloved buses. It was only a joke until his friend, a funeral director named Jim Hindt, commissioned his niece to paint a casket like a school bus. It was even emblazoned with the #3 of Davis’s first bus—and he was incredibly touched by the gesture.