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Our Services


When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.  

TRADITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

The term “traditional funeral” refers to a time of visitation and/or casketed viewing of a deceased (when possible), followed by a funeral ceremony, and earth burial. The time frame of these scheduled events and whether they are public or private is strictly at the discretion of the family. Embalming is not required by law, but is necessary when a family chooses to have their loved one viewed by visitors. When a family chooses to have their loved one viewed in this setting, embalming is required. If a family declines embalming of the deceased, when possible a time for a brief private viewing and/or identification may be arranged.

Many people ask why embalming is necessary, and the answer is really quite simple. When a person passes away, the body begins a process of decomposition. Arterial embalming is a technique that allows licensed professionals to temporarily stop the body’s natural decomposition process, eliminating the need for immediate burial/refrigeration/cremation, and allowing families the option of inviting friends to share in viewing the deceased prior to final disposition.

In the most traditional realm, a visitation/viewing (usually two to four hours in length) is scheduled a day or evening before the ceremony; but families can choose to have a visitaion/viewing, ceremony, and burial within a single day if they prefer. Other options would be to have the visitation/viewing and ceremony one day with burial the following day, or schedule a time of private viewing and burial followed by a public visitation/memorial service; or even a simple graveside ceremony without or with viewing (weather may be a determining factor). Other circumstances that could affect scheduling are the travel needs and availability of the family OR the travel time between the place of ceremony and location of the cemetery.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home. 

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BURIAL

A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects. 

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CREMATION

Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.

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