All to often, families discount the value of a ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don't want you to make a mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
It's All About Choices
Let’s just say this: there is no simple or easy formula for honoring your loved one when cremation has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
The choices you make during these difficult times should reflect the life or your loved one. The staff of Korsmo Funeral Service is here to assist you in helping with these choices and arrange a service that truly serves the life of you one hour have lost.
Traditional Funeral Service Followed by Cremation
Honoring the achievements of you loved one and celebrating the life you shared together are the cornerstone of healing after loss.
If traditional burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or our funeral home chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home. Once the services have been completed, cremation would then take place.
Some families today choose to have visitation and services the same day, instead of the evening before visitation followed by a funeral service the following day.
Cremation followed by Memorial Services
When a family selects cremation followed by a Memorial Service, cremation is arranged and many times followed by some type of service. Often, just like a traditional burial, a family would select having some type of memorial at the funeral home, church or special place of their choice. Many times families will have a visitation the night before followed by Memorial Services the following day. Otherwise, services and visitation can be held at all the same time if that is what a family desires.
Cremation followed by Gathering of Friends
The Gathering of Friends is very similar to a visitation. Once the cremation takes place, the family would set a time for the gathering at the funeral home, church of their choice, their residence or even a special place that their loved one was fond of, such as a park. These times are often shared with relatives and friends to share memories and remember the life that was lived by their loved one.
Immediate Cremation followed by no services.
Some families choose cremation followed by no services. When this takes place we would work with the family to arrange the cremation. Once this has taken place the cremated body is then placed into the care of the family to carry out their desires or the final wishes of their loved one.
Cremation and Rental Caskets
Cremation and Rental Caskets are for families that desire a traditional service followed by cremation. These casket are constructed specifically for cremation from hardwood.
Urns and Keepsake Urns
Urns are containers for the cremated body. There are many styles that are appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or for placement in your home. Your personal plans for placements may play an important part in your selection of an urn. Urns can be ornately designed or very basic and constructed from many types of materials such as bronze, brass, stainless steel, glass, bamboo and wood. Many urns can be personalize with engraving or laser designs to signify the life that was lived by your loved one.
Keepsake urns are also an option for each family. When a keepsake urn is selected, a portion of the cremated body is place into the urn and kept at home or in a special place.
Some cemeteries in our area require an urn vault to encase the urn for burial. Urn Vaults are constructed from many types of material such as Concrete or types of Plastic Composite. Many of them may be personalized to you families wishes.