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Cremation Services

Cremation Services

In recent decades, cremation has grown in popularity. In fact, according to the NFDA, the rate of cremation has already surpassed burial and will continue to do so. Due to this growing popularity, our funeral home is proud to offer cremation services Lake Villa, IL.

 

What is Cremation?

Cremation is when the deceased’s body is placed in a cremation container and then incinerated, leaving ashes behind. Families then receive their loved one’s ashes and can choose to bury, scatter, or keep them. Typically, the ashes are held in a container such as an urn.

 

Why Choose Cremation?

There are several reasons why you may choose a cremation service. Some reasons include religious or personal beliefs, desire to be more environmentally friendly, and the cost. Although cremations services typically cost less than burial services, that shouldn’t be a sole deciding factor. You should choose whatever funeral service type is right for you and your loved ones.

 

Cremation Service Types

Not only can you have a visitation and funeral service with cremation, we strongly encourage you to do so. Every life deserves to be remembered, and a service gives family and friends the opportunity to honor their loved one’s life and begin their grief journey.

 

Cremation services can take place before or after the cremation, and you also can choose to hold a visitation before the cremation occurs.

 

There are several cremation service types you can choose from, including:

  • Service with a visitation before the cremation takes place. The deceased’s body will be embalmed and prepared for viewing. Guests will get to view the body and have a funeral service, and the body will be cremated afterwards.
  • Direct cremation. With this option, the deceased’s body is cremated immediately after the death without a viewing first.
  • Cremation with a service. The deceased is cremated right away and then a funeral service is held after. 
  • Cremation with a graveside service. The deceased is cremated right away and then a funeral service is held at their gravesite afterwards.
  • Cremation with a celebration of life. Like the other options, the deceased is cremated right away. Celebration of life services typically take place after the funeral and are more personalized than a traditional funeral. They also can take place outside of the funeral home.

 

Cremation Service Personalization Ideas

Depending on your desired final disposition, there are several ways to personalize cremation services, including:

  • Having a graveside service before the burial of your loved one’s cremated remains. This way family and friends can pay their final respects. It’s a time to reflect on the deceased’s life. 
  • Holding a service for scattering your loved one’s ashes in a memorial garden or another meaningful location. Which places were special to your loved one? Where did they visit often? These might be good locations to scatter their ashes. 
  • Placing the cremated remains in multiple urns so everyone can have their loved one’s final resting place close to them. This way each individual can choose whether they want to keep the ashes or scatter them somewhere special.

 

Our On-Site Crematory

Our firm is different from others in the area in that we don’t have a chapel in our facilities for services. However, we do offer a beautiful area for family members to gather and be present at the cremation. If you would like to arrange a memorial service or celebration of life to honor your loved one, we will work with you to find an alternative venue. Many families will often plan to hold these services at a place that was meaningful to the deceased. Past services have been held at:

  • Local Churches
  • Country Clubs
  • Reception Halls
  • Convention Center Halls
  • Local VFW
  • Moose Lodge

If you would like to arrange a tour of our beautiful facility, please contact us ahead of time.

 

Learn More About Our On-Site Crematory

Ready to Plan a Cremation Service?

If your family is in search of cremation services in Lake County or the surrounding areas, you can trust our caring and experienced staff to assist you. To learn more about our affordable cremation services, please get in touch with us today.

 

If you’re ready to start making arrangements, our online planning tool will help you get started from the comfort of home.

 

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Cremation Packages

Cremation with Viewing and Celebration of Life Service (Same Day): $3,215 

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, cremation permit, service vehicle, use of staff for viewing, supervision of viewing or gathering at other facility per two (2) hour period, use of staff for supervision of funeral ceremony and basic cremation process. Additional: Rental Casket, permanent urn, obituary, guest book, prayer cards, cemetery niche or burial, cash advance items, and taxes.  

 

Cremation with Celebration of Life or Memorial Service: $1,795 

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, cremation permit, service vehicle, use of staff and ceremonial wood urn for memorial ceremony at other facility, basic cremation process and basic cardboard alternative container. Additional: upgrade cremation container, permanent urn, obituary, guest book, prayer cards, cemetery niche or burial, cash advance items and taxes. 

 

Private Family Goodbye with Simple Cremation: $1,395 

Our charges includes: professional services of Funeral Director and staff, transfer of deceased from place of death to our location, refrigeration of non-embalmed remains, cremation permit, other preparation of remains, service vehicle, use of facilities for identification viewing up to 30 minutes with a maximum of 3 people, basic cremation process and Transporter alternative container, temporary urn and local delivery of urn and official documents. Additional cost: upgrade cremation container, permanent urn, cash advance items and taxes.   

 

Direct Cremation: $900 to $1,195 

If you want to arrange a direct cremation you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made from materials like fiberboard or composite materials with or without an outside covering. The containers we provide are unfinished cardboard boxes. Our charges for direct cremation (without ceremony) include the professional services of the Funeral Director and staff, transfer of remains, refrigeration cremation permit, basic cremation process (except actual cremation process to be performed within 7 to 10 business days from the date of death), temporary urn, local delivery of cremated remains and official documents. Additional cost: upgrade to cremation container, permanent urn, cash advance items and taxes. 

    • Direct Cremation with Basic Cardboard alternative container $995 
    • Direct Cremation with container provided by purchaser $900 
    • Direct Cremation with selected casket (in addition to cost of casket) $900  
    • Direct Cremation with Transporter alternative container $1,195 

 

Cremation Related Charges (Please note: State, Federal and local regulations are followed as scattering cremated remains is selected):

    • Crematory fee (human remains + container up to 300 lbs)  $400 
    • Additional crematory fee $2 per lbs
    • Witness cremation (max of 3 persons by appointment only) $200 
    • Packaging, postage and shipping of cremated remains $195
    • Expedited cremation (actual cremation process to be performed within 48 hours of Medical Examiner/Coroner approval) $150
    • Unattended scattering of cremated remains in Lake Michigan or on land (Certificate with location provided after) $295
    • Attended scattering of ashes in Lake Michigan by boat (up to 6 passengers) (Certificate with location provided after) $995
    • Permit to cremate (required by all Illinois counties) $50

 

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