How to Arrange a Funeral

When you first begin arranging a funeral for your loved one, the decisions you’ll face might seem overwhelming at first. We’re here to help you tackle the choices one by one and make the journey one of love, healing, and life celebration. The funeral process can be broken down into two stages: First, the service and how you’d like to honor your loved one’s life, and second, decisions regarding how you’d like to care for your loved one’s physical remains.

Whether it’s formal or informal, traditional or offbeat, a funeral provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather and support one another in taking the first steps of their healing journey. A service can take place in any setting – at your home, outdoors, or at one of our family funeral home locations, for example. The funeral service can incorporate music, poetry, or art in the celebration of a life well-lived. There are endless possibilities for what the service can be, and we’re honored to go above and beyond in our duty to meet your personalized and specific requests.

Our staff is experienced in understanding and graciously accommodating the needs of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. Answering your questions, guiding you through the decisions you’ll need to make, and encouraging you to take your time to figure out the most meaningful and fitting way to honor your loved one is most important to us. It is why our family serves your family.

Caring for a Loved One’s Physical Remains

Once you’ve chosen how you’d like to celebrate your loved one’s funeral service, the next decision you’ll face is about how you’d like to care for their physical remains. This can be a difficult or emotional choice for you and your family. You’ll be provided with all the information you need as you consider the options and make the decision that is right for your loved one and for your family. Once you’ve chosen between burial and cremation, there are a few additional decisions you’ll face.

  • For a cemetery burial service, you’ll need to select a casket and a cemetery, as well as choose between a ground burial or entombment in a mausoleum.
  • For cremation, you’ll need to select an urn and choose whether to bury, entomb, or scatter the cremated remains, as well as where you’d like to do so.

No matter which path you decide to take, we’ll be there to support you and assist you in exploring your options and making an informed decision that feels right for you and your loved one.