Funeral Options

All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.

Traditional Funeral Options

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

At, Korsmo Funeral Service, we offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

It's All About Choices

Let’s just say this: there is no simple or easy formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We are 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 Service Options

Traditional Funeral Service
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 taken place your loved one would interred in a cemetery of you choice.  

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. 

Graveside Services
Graveside services can be another option for a family that desires tradition burial. This service could follow a time of visitation at the funeral or be as simple as a service at the gravesite in a cemetery of your choice. 

When choosing traditional funeral service or a graveside services, families will have the decision of choosing a casket and burial vault for their loved one.  Below is some general information about caskets and vaults to give you and idea about what would need to be considered. 


Caskets 

Caskets are constructed in a wide variety of styles and typically made from metal or wood.  The most common types of metal used in the construction of caskets are Bronze, Copper, Stainless Steel, 18 Gauge Steel or 20 Gauge Steel. If a family were to select a wood casket they would find many different species to choose from such as, Poplar, Pecan, Oak, Cherry, Mahogany or Walnut.   


Burial Vaults

Most Cemeteries in this area require that caskets be placed in an outer burial receptacle capable of withstanding the weight and pressure of the earth above and surrounding the receptacle.  Most burial vaults are made from solid concrete and families would have the option selecting one could be sealing type or non-sealing type.