1550 Midland Rd., Saginaw, MI 48638
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IMMEDIATE CREMATION - The most economical choice, includes receiving the deceased from the place of death and transportation to the crematory in a respectable economic container.
The cremains (ashes) are then returned to the family for burial, entombment, scattering or to be kept by surviving family. There is no public viewing of the deceased, however, a memorial service with visiting hours, pictures and flowers can be arranged to take place at a later date.
VIEWING AND VISITING HOURS, FUNERAL CEREMONY WITH CREMATION TO FOLLOW - Many people find this a practical alternative to more expensive burial and entombment. The visiting hours and funeral ceremony can take place just as it would for a traditional funeral at the funeral home or church, however, the ceremony ends at the funeral home or church. There would be no funeral procession to a cemetery or mausoleum, as the deceased is then taken to the crematory for the cremation process. A specially designed rental casket is used for the viewing and ceremony. To fully understand how this works, it is best to visit our facility where we can explain the process.
The cremains (ashes) are later returned to a family member for keeping, scattering, burial or entombment.
VIEWING AND VISITING HOURS, FUNERAL WITH BURIAL OR ENTOMBMENT TO FOLLOW - This is the most widely practiced funeral tradition in the United States, and allows the family to arrange visiting and viewing hours, a funeral ceremony the next day, with burial or entombment to follow. It can also be the most costly if a family is to meet the needs of Michigan cemeteries that require a burial vault, and grave preparation fee (opening and closing costs).
ADDING OR CUTTING COSTS - It is up to the individual that is making the plans for the funeral or memorial service as to what he or she can afford. Items that can add to the funeral can be: limousine services, longer newspaper obituary notices, a more expensive casket,, a more expensive burial vault (ground burial), additional grave site amenities like a tent and chairs, a more expensive grave stone selection, and the list can go on. However, lowering the funeral bill is what we want people to consider. By not using limousine service, trimming obituary notices to essential information, and choosing a more reasonably priced casket and burial vault can save you hundreds of dollars. Having visiting hours during the day with an evening funeral will also reduce your costs (at our establishment) by hundreds of dollars. It also allows day workers and students the opportunity to attend the funeral in the relaxed evening hours. Burial, entombment or cremation can take place the next available day. Since a death can take place at any time or any place, not all of these options would be suitable for a funeral planner.
OUT OF TOWN DEATH - Whether a person dies out of town, out of state, or out of the country, a local funeral establishment in the area would be called to receive, prepare and return the deceased to his or her place of funeral. The cost of this depends on the distance, method, and charges of the funeral director performing the duty. Certain Medical Examiners in some Michigan counties may be reducing the days and hours of availability, in which case there could be a delay in receving the deceased if a death happens just before, or, on a weekend day. This delay would only apply if a Medical Examiner in a particular county is involved.