What to Consider When Choosing Cremation

If you are considering cremation as part of your end-of-life plan, there are a variety of things to consider when making your decision for yourself or a loved one. Cremation can be an excellent option for those who do not want all the services that typically come with a funeral and want only to be cremated. Others can choose to have the traditional visitation and funeral service followed by cremation.


Simple or Direct Cremation


Traveling With Cremated RemainsIn the funeral industry, a simple cremation is referred to as a direct cremation. At Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, we will guide you through the cremation process to ensure you understand every step of the way.  


A direct cremation is where the body is cremated after death without a visitation or funeral service prior to the cremation. This option is very affordable because it does not require embalming or a casket if you choose not to have a viewing beforehand. 


If you decide to choose direct cremation, you can still choose to have a traditional visitation or a private viewing with the family before cremation. We can also assist you in arranging a memorial service for your loved one at a church or at the funeral home after the cremation. 


What Happens After the Funeral Service?


After the cremation, there are a variety of options to choose from for the final disposition of the cremated remains. This includes:


  • Burying the urn in a grave in the family plot
  • Placing the urn in a mausoleum or columbarium
  • Keep the cremated remains in the family‚Äôs possession
  • Scattering the remains. Keep in mind this option is irreversible and could carry legal ramifications. 


Professional Cremation Services


At Beinhauer Family Funeral Home, we have generations of experience in cremation services. We operate our own crematory, serving as the second oldest continuously operating cremation services provider in the U.S. Whether you are looking for a direct cremation or would like to plan a funeral service and cremation, the caring and compassionate team at Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes can help. Contact us today to learn more about our cremation services.