One of the things it’s important to know about direct cremations is that there are usually no services associated with them. That means no viewings, no body preparations, and no funeral services. Shortly after death, the deceased is cremated…and they’re placed into the cremation chamber wearing whatever they had on at the time of death. But some people wish to hold a memorial after the Chaska, MN funeral home conducts the cremation.
Here are some reasons why a memorial makes sense – and why you should think twice before you decide to forego holding one.
Your Loved One Had Asked for One
If your deceased loved one had requested that a memorial be held in their honor, then you’ll obviously want to give them a fitting final send-off. Perhaps they had left behind instructions or suggestions as to how to plan the memorial. But if they did not, you and yours will be able to plan an event that honors your loved one while encouraging you and your family. You can read a eulogy, play music, and do all sorts of things to personalize the memorial.
Direct cremations are the least expensive type of body disposition, and that’s one of the reasons they’re becoming more and more common. But the idea of not having some sort of service is unsettling to some people. While they might prefer a cremation over a funeral, they might not be able to accept the notion of having no service at all. For such people, a memorial is a great idea. You and your family can plan a memorial where you all come together to celebrate the life of someone you all love. It will help bring closure, which is essential to being able to move on.
Do you have some people in your family who prefer a cremation while others prefer a funeral? In the event that someone in the family is cremated, the family members who prefer a funeral might disagree with the choice. But they might appreciate the gesture of holding a memorial service that allows mourners to come together for a common purpose.
Are you in search of a funeral home servicing Chaska, MN residents? Look no further than Scott County Cremation. We provide our services to the public, and our primary objective is providing top quality service at a price you can afford. We’re committed to satisfactory service before, during, and after the cremation. If you are not completely satisfied with any aspect of our service, we will make every effort to resolve the matter. If we cannot correct it to your satisfaction, you won’t be charged for that particular service item. For the help you need, call us at (952) 402-9000 or visit our office at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. We’ll take the time to answer your questions, make recommendations, and help you plan a body disposition for someone you love or to plan final services for yourself. We’re here to help you plan a cremation or to preplan one for yourself.