Service Options

Service Options

Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing.

Traditional Service

The ceremony includes the body and casket being present, and a viewing if the family desires. This type of service can be personalized with special music, readings of literary or religious passages. Often a eulogy is offered by someone close to the deceased.

Memorial Service

A memorial service often involves cremation and assumes the body and casket are not present. An urn becomes the focal point of the service. Some families are comfortable with a viewing before the cremation. The service is conducted similarly to a traditional service. Personal elements are often added to the service such as the reading of literary or religious passages along with a eulogy. A funeral director may offer some suggestion for personalization after listening to recollections of friends and family.

Immediate Disposition

Immediate disposition is when the deceased is either buried or cremated as soon as possible following death. It is often referred to as a simple service. This choice usually forgoes any of the ceremonial aspects of a traditional funeral or memorial service.

Celebration of Life ceremony

A life celebration is often held in a non-traditional space like a bowling ally or park either as part of a funeral service or done after a burial or cremation. A funeral director may be present. The purpose is to bring people together to celebrate the life of the deceased.

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