After the cremation of your deceased loved one at a funeral home servicing Savage, MN families, you will have numerous options as per the cremated remains. Do you want to keep them in an urn? Is your intention to bury the urn in a funeral plot or even in the backyard? Unless the deceased had specified their preferences before passing away, you and your loved ones may need to make decisions as to what to do with the ashes. If you decide that scattering the cremated remains is the best way to go, you’ll still have to figure out how to go about it.
Here’s a look at some of the things you can do if the plan is to scatter the ashes after the cremation.
Cast the Ashes
One of the most common ways to scatter the ashes is to cast them. This can be done by throwing the cremated remains up in the air where the wind can disperse the cremated remains. If the deceased had loved being in rural areas, you might want to plan a trip to such a place so that you can cast the ashes in a picturesque area. You can get everyone in your group involved.
Rake the Ashes
Was the deceased an avid gardener? Perhaps they had loved working the earth with their hands, using their gardening instruments to take care of their plots of veggies and flowers, and even weeding regularly to ensure optimal growing conditions. You might, in such a situation, choose to rake the cremated remains. This means scattering the ashes on the earth and then employing a gardening rake to work the cremated remains into the earth. This can be a nice final send-off as the deceased’s ashes will ultimately join the very earth they had enjoyed working with. Again, you can get everyone in your group involved. Smaller children might need help working with the rake, but let them take part if they are willing. And explain to them the significance of the event.
Submerge the Ashes
Another interesting option is to scatter the cremated remains on the water. It might be the case that the deceased had loved to go swimming, fishing, or doing other activities involving the water. You can plan a family outing to go out onto a lake and scatter the ashes that way. If no one in your family is licensed to operate a boat, you can hire someone to take you and yours out on a body of water so that you can scatter the ashes in honor of your deceased relative.
These are just some of the things you can do with cremated remains after the Savage, MN funeral home conducts the cremation service. At Scott County Cremation, we can also sell you an urn that makes scattering easier. Let us know what you want, and we’ll be sure to help. You can reach us at (952) 402-9000 to speak with one of our staff members. We’ll be happy to help you in any way we can. You’re also welcome to visit us at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 if you’d prefer to speak to someone in person.