The Funeral

How you choose to honor and remember your loved one is a personal decision. There are many options available, so you can customize a fitting tribute that reflects their life and special interests. Our funeral and memorial services can be as unique as the individuals they represent. We take time with each family we serve to help them plan a fitting tribute to someone who was a special part of their life.

No matter how you choose to remember, you have many options when planning a service, including:

Type of Service
  • Visitation
  • Memorial Service
  • Graveside Service
  • Chapel Service
  • Church Service
Time and Place

You can plan to have the funeral or memorial service at any time, and usually in the location of your choice. A service can be held not only immediately following a death, but also at a later date or as an annual event of remembrance.

Cremation

For a variety of reasons, many families and individuals choose cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. It is important to remember that cremation is simply one part of a family's memorialization process. Whether choosing cremation or burial, families still feel the need to commemorate or celebrate the special life of a loved one as part of the grieving and healing process. This tribute can take place before or after cremation and may be as personalized as you choose.

There are several options to consider with a cremation. A family may decide to bury the cremated remains in a cemetery; keep and display them at home in an urn; or scatter the ashes in a place that held special meaning for the deceased. There are many cemeteries with areas especially for cremated remains. These areas may be in a mausoleum, in a columbarium (a structure with small vaults for urns), in a ground burial area or in a cremation garden. It is important to check local restrictions for scattering ashes on public or private property.