If you’re planning to cremate a deceased loved one, you might find yourself mulling over what to do with the ashes. Sure, you might determine from the onset that you want to hold onto the ashes as a keepsake of sorts, but what if you’re undecided? A Savage, MN cremation services provider can provide some recommendations if you’re at a loss in terms of what to do, but it’s also something you should discuss with your family so that there’s a consensus.
Here are some recommendations if you want an idea as to the options if the plan is to bury the ashes after the cremation is over.
One option if you want to bury the ashes is to place the urn in a columbarium. Okay, technically, interning the cremated remains in a columbarium isn’t really burying it, but you should consider it if the plan is to bury the ashes. What is a columbarium, you ask? It’s an above-ground structure — like a building — where cremated remains are stored. The inside of the columbarium has various wall spaces, otherwise known as niches, where the urns are placed.
Another option is to bury the cremated remains in a funeral plot. You might have thought that only caskets can be buried in a cemetery, but this is not accurate. You can, as well, bury urns. However, since urns are obviously a lot smaller than are caskets, you might be able to bury multiple urns on the same burial plot. Not all funeral homes allow for this, however. This is a good option in the event that you and your family would like a central place to bury the urns of loved ones who pass on. Are members of your family divided in terms of whether to choose a cremation or a funeral? Going with cremation and then burying the cremated remains might be just the middle ground you need to preserve peace amongst family members.
Burying the urn in an urn garden is yet another possibility. While not all cemeteries have urn gardens that are reserved for burying urns, a lot of them do offer them. They are areas on the grounds that are specifically intended for burying cremated remains.
These are just a few things you can do if the plan is to bury the cremated remains following the cremation services in Savage, MN. For the cremation assistance you need, contact us at Scott County Cremation. Our goal is to offer affordable cremation options that give your deceased loved one a respectful final send-off. For the help you need, call us at (952) 402-9000. One of our staff members will be pleased to answer your questions or to offer any other assistance you require. You can also stop by our office at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 to speak to someone in person. We’re here to help in your time of need and will treat you like family. Call or visit when you need us.