Today, many people are considering cremation as an alternative to the traditional burial service. The planning of a cremation comes down to a matter of personal choice. One can choose from having a casket service with a public viewing followed by a cremation, a cremation followed by a memorial service held at your church or at the funeral home or direct cremation with no service.
Bismarck Funeral Home and Crematory has its own crematory right in the funeral home, so we can personally see to the quality of the cremation and guarantee you that when the urn is presented to your family, that those are the remains of your loved one. Following the cremation process, families may choose to inter the cremated remains at a cemetery, scatter the cremated remains, keep them in their home or any combination thereof.
The following are the choices of cremation services and their costs:
Traditional Funeral Service with Cremation – Consists of a traditional funeral service including embalming, preparation of the body, professional services of the funeral director, cremation casket, visitation, funeral service at the funeral home or church and the cremation process. These services are similar to those of a traditional service with the exception that following the funeral service, the casket is taken to the crematory and not the cemetery.
Cremation with a Memorial Service – Consists of the removal of the body from the place of death, the professional service of the funeral director, the cremation process and a memorial service held at the funeral home or church.
Direct Cremation – Consists of the removal of the body from the place of death, the professional service of the funeral director and the cremation process. There are no services.