Up until recent decades, burial has been the most common final disposition method families choose, and Lake Villa is no exception. Traditionally, families will have their loved one embalmed, placed in a casket, and displayed for viewing. After the funeral services, the deceased casket will be placed in the ground and buried. A grave marker will be placed on the ground so families can visit their loved one’s grave later on.
Burial is a type of final disposition where the deceased is placed into the ground. Traditionally, the deceased is embalmed and placed into a casket that is buried. However, natural burials are becoming more common. Typically, in this case, the body isn’t embalmed and is simply buried as is or even wrapped in a shroud and then buried.
It’s also common to do burials after cremation. This means that the deceased’s ashes are placed into the ground and buried. Typically, a grave marker or headstone will be placed where the ashes are buried. However, it is also common for people to keep their loved one’s ashes or even scatter them at a later time.
There also is an above-ground burial or entombment. This is when the deceased’s body is placed in a casket, which then remains in a mausoleum.
Having a burial service allows you to give your loved one the proper funeral ceremony that they deserve. Witnessing the burial helps you honor and respect your loved one while also helping you process their passing and cope with your grief. Additionally, you may choose a burial based on your religious or personal beliefs.
Being in nature also can bring you some comfort while mourning your loss. Research shows that being in nature helps regulate serotonin levels in the brain, which helps stabilize our overall mood.
It also gives your family and friends a meaningful place to visit when you want to feel close to your loved one. It can be a personal or family tradition to regularly visit your loved one’s gravesite to leave flowers, share memories, or simply sit and think about your loved one.
Whether you want a traditional in-ground burial or an above-ground entombment in a mausoleum, our funeral home’s staff can help you plan a meaningful burial service.
Some burial services you can choose from are:
You also can choose to have a graveside service in addition to or instead of a traditional funeral service.
Whatever your preferences on burial services, our knowledgeable staff can help craft a service in Lake Villa that reflects families’ funeral and burial service wishes.
Visit our funeral home in Lake Villa or contact us to learn more about our burial services.
Our charge includes: professional services of Funeral Director and staff, transfer of deceased from place of death to our location, embalming, other preparation of remains, funeral coach, service vehicle, use of facilities for viewing, supervision of viewing or gathering at other facility per two (2) hour period, use of staff and equipment for supervision of funeral ceremony and supervision of graveside ceremony at cemetery. Additional: casket, vault, guest book, prayer cards, cemetery, headstone, obituary, cash advance items.
Our charge includes: professional services of Funeral Director and staff, transfer of deceased from place of death to our location, refrigeration of non-embalmed remains, other preparation of remains, transfer vehicle to cemetery, supervision of graveside ceremony at cemetery. Additional: casket, vault, guest book, prayer cards, cemetery, headstone, obituary, cash advance items.
The charge for immediate burial without any rites or ceremonies includes transfer of remains from place of death to our location, transportation to cemetery, professional services of Funeral Director and staff, refrigeration prior to burial and service vehicle.
Additional: vault, cemetery, headstone, obituary, cash advance items.