No, you do not need to buy a casket to be cremated. Minnesota state law requires the use of a Cremation Container during the cremation process. Cremation Containers range from a basic Alternative Container (made of cardboard and plywood) to a traditional casket made of solid wood.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation
When cremation is chosen there are many options available to you to memorialize and commemorate. Ashes can be scattered in a favorite spot, buried at a cemetery, placed in a columbarium, kept by a family member or a combination of these. Knowing all of options and understanding how they can be personalized to suit your wishes is important.
This really depends on age, maturity and a number of other factors. Please feel free to call or email us with your specific situation. We’re happy to send you some information.
In most cases, embalming is not required prior to cremation. Scott County Cremation does not provide embalming services. If you are interested in having your loved one embalmed for a public viewing prior to cremation, we refer you to Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation (952) 492-2818.