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To me, there are at least two reasons why Nick would take care of Gatsby's funeral.
The first is because Nick is fundamentally a very decent man. He may be the only decent person in the book. He feels that Gatsby should have a funeral and there is no one else to take care of it.
Second, I think that Nick actually liked and respected Gatsby. I think he felt that Gatsby was an honest person as well. He felt that Gatsby had really tried his best to be a good person.
All in all, he wanted to take care of the funeral because that is what a decent person would do for someone they respect.
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