A-1 Traditional Funeral Service
A service of this type would involve a full casket with the body present for services, followed by a burial in a cemetery or entombment in a mausoleum. These services can be held all in one day, or with a visitation the day before the funeral service.
A Traditional Funeral Service, Followed by Cremation
A service of this type is very similar to the A-1 traditional service, except that cremation would follow the service instead of burial or entombment. This service would utilize one of our cremation rental caskets, which feature removable, fully finished, liners that look just as a burial casket would, or our wide selection of cremation caskets.
Direct Cremation with a Memorial Service
In this package, cremation would occur before formal services are held, and the urn would be present for services following cremation. Of course, the family may arrange for a private viewing of their loved one prior to the cremation. The urn will then be given to the family or placed in a final resting place of their choosing. Urns may be buried or entombed, just as a casket would be.
Direct Cremation with No Formal Services
In this instance, the body would be cremated and returned to the family. No formal services would be held, although a private viewing for the family may occur before cremation. Again, urns may be buried, entombed, or returned to the family.
Funeral Service Trends
The needs and expectations of our families are changing and we've responded with funeral service options tailored to these new expectations.
Two generations ago, traditional funerals (visitation, funeral service and service at the cemetery) were common. It was what everyone expected.
But, as the demand for cremation services increased, there has been a shift in the types of services available. Many more families are choosing cremation and holding a memorial service afterwards. Family members and friends still came together to pay their respects to the deceased and find emotional support but they did so in less formal ways.
Today, another funeral service option, the celebration-of-life service, has become quite popular because there are no limits to the how, where, and when the life of a loved one can be celebrated.
Thinking about Your Funeral Service Options
The arrangements you make will be influenced by the lifestyle of your deceased family member; the time of year, your budget, and the number of people in attendance.
But you don't have to think about it all on your own; we're here to help. That's what we do; it's our passion to help families celebrate the life of their loved one. Just reach out to us; let us know what you'd like, and we'll tell you how we can assist you.
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This is intended to be a brief summary of some of the main options available to you and your family. Feel free to contact us with questions about any of the packages above, or to find out how a service can be customized for you.