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Cremation Services - New Options for Funerals

Sep 24


A common myth about cremation services is you can't have a traditional burial. This would not be further from the truth. In reality, you really have more funeral options when you opt for cremation instead of a traditional burial. Here are just some of the different ways you or a loved one could be honored with cremation instead of a traditional memorial service. Read on to find out.


Unlike a traditional burial, cremation services don't require a memorial service. You can have as much of a private viewing as you like and the family can opt to have a reading or memorial service at a church or other faith-based facility. You can also choose to cremate without a funeral memorial service. In these cases, there will be a small memorial service held at a later date, such as at a home or garden event. Your family and friends can still hold a celebration remembering you.


Many people are afraid to cremate their loved ones because they fear they won't be able to have a final cremation or that the remains will be stored properly in the cemetery. This could not be farther from the truth. There are many options for ashes storage available today, including caskets, burial boxes, and even marble urns that can store your loved ones remains for up to 5 years. If you do decide to have a memorial service or cremation, you can always contact the cemetery to see if you can have the remains put in a burial box. They can direct you to a supplier that will make the casket and burial casket for you.


Cremation providers come in all shapes and sizes. Some offer their services to local funeral homes and parishes while others work throughout the country. It is important to make sure you find the right cemeterieside cremation provider for your needs. Some of the larger crematories will also have small satellite cremation services that can be used on a very limited basis. There are some very small funeral service providers that only accept very small amounts of cremains.


Smaller, family-owned cemeteries often have very limited access to funeral homes. The funeral homes are more likely to contract with larger crematory service providers. For this reason, it is important to do a little research into the background of any small crematory you are considering. Although it may be more expensive, it may also be more convenient for your family.


The container for your cremation process will depend on the type of service you will be having. It will also be different if you are cremating a loved one that has already been cremated. The container will be made to look like a burial container. This container can be purchased at any funeral home or even at any mortuary. You can also customize the container to fit your needs. If you decide to personalize the container, it may be more cost effective to buy a pre-made memorial container from a specialty store.


In addition to the actual cremation costs, there are additional costs associated with using a container. The price includes the cost of renting the container, the cost of embalming the body if you chose embalming after death, and the cost of the casket itself. Sometimes, a crematory will charge extra for caskets and other funeral items. You should check with your provider to determine what the typical cremation costs are in your area.


A final note about cremations: most people who choose to use a funeral directing company will receive a final service notification. This notification will outline all the cremation costs that are associated with your particular funeral. You will also receive an inventory of everything that is left behind in the chamber. Make sure you have this inventory completed and available prior to your service.




Milwaukee Cremation Services    
(414) 279-8200    
275 W Wisconsin Ave    
Milwaukee    WI    53203