Leaving your loved ones to decide how to bury you might be a bit unfair considering they might have no inkling as to your wishes. Although there are companies that offer a wide range of funeral and cremation services in Savage, MN, having a broad overview of what the deceased wanted would go a long way in helping you make crucial decisions.
● Informing your next of kin/ Executor
A cremation can only take place after your death which means you have no control over what happens. To secure your wishes on how you want to be buried, you have to inform your loved ones prior of your wishes to be cremated. You should make sure that the person(s) you are informing will be making your funeral arrangements and that they can be trusted to carry out your wishes even in death.
● State your preferences as regards the handling of your remains
After your body has been cremated, there is the crucial question of what to be done with the remains. While some people prefer to have their ashes divided among their loved ones as a form of keepsake, some others would rather have it scattered in places that hold personal meaning. Whatever personal preferences you have as an individual must be duly communicated. It is usually advisable to put this in writing to avoid any miscommunication. It is also pertinent upon you to ensure that your preferences are realistic, within the dictates of your local law, and can be reasonably carried out.
● Detail the kind of cremation you want as well as your preferred facility
With the increased popularity of cremation services, many options for cremation are coming up. There are four common types of cremation; cremation with a traditional service, cremation with a memorial, direct cremation, cremation with a body donation to science. You can decide to go for any one of these types of cremation. You might even throw in more details on the method or technique for your cremation. In all, having a burial that fits into your identity as a person entails you planning as much of it as you possibly can.
● Pay for it
The most surefire way to ensure that your cremation wishes are not touted is to pay for it. As one anticipates death, you can set up a Totten Trust, also referred to as a “payable on death account.” This type of account is set up easily through a bank. You can set aside some amount of money to be released to a named beneficiary at your death. The named beneficiary might be a cremation service company or a trusted relative to whom you have made your intentions known. You should note that not all states allow the setting up of Totten trusts. Hence, you might want to check out the specific laws governing prepaying for cremation services.
You can learn more about cremation services in Savage, MN. Talk to us at Scott County Cremation to schedule a consultation and learn about cremation services/funeral home services. Visit our office in Minnesota or call our location.