Service Options

Service Options

Planning a funeral service can be difficult, but it’s important to provide a supportive environment where friends and family can grieve together, say goodbye, acknowledge the loss, and celebrate a life well-lived. Gathering with friends and family allows us to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and build a lasting network of comfort and support on this journey toward healing.


Burial Services

Depending on your individual needs and preferences, you have several options available when considering your loved one's burial:

  • "Immediate burial" means your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
  • "Visitation" (also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours) allows family and friends to gather with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket. This time allows many people to say their goodbyes or offer their support and sympathy to the family. It can also be a crucial step in the grieving process.
  • "Funeral services" can take place at a funeral home, church, or even your home. The service is a ceremony that celebrates, honors, and remembers the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
  • "Graveside or committal services" are held at the cemetery prior to interment. They allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.

Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that you can't have a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case. We encourage you to consider holding a funeral or memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well. Funeral or memorial services can be held before or after cremation takes place. Following cremation, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

  • "Interment" means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains (ashes). This can be in a family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
  • "Graveside or committal services" are held at the cemetery prior to interment of ashes.  Friends and family may be present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • "Scattering" allows you to spread your loved one's ashes in a meaningful place, whether a memorial garden, over water, or across a family farm. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or safe-keeping.
  • Cremated remains may also be kept in an urn at home. Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location. Urn memorials such as jewelry or candles are also available to keep your loved one's memory close to home.



Payment Options

We will never turn a family away due to lack of funding. If you or your family are struggling financially in the wake of a family death, talk to our staff. We are here to help you and will never take advantage of your situation.

We also offer many online payment options to lessen the financial burden on your family: 

  • eChecks, or ACH payments, let you transfer funds directly from your bank account to pay for services. It’s fast, secure, and saves you money on credit card fees.
  • We accept payments online via all major credit cards — Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Use our online payment platform to easily and securely pay by credit card today.
  • We offer crowdfunding for funeral services, memorial funds, and more. With all the features of other major crowdfunding sites and less fees, crowdfunding on our website is a great option for your family. Talk to a member of our staff to start a crowdfunding campaign today.
  • We work with multiple lenders across the U.S. to get you the most competitive lending rates. Viewing the offers available to you doesn’t affect your credit. You can see all the loan options and repayment terms available to you with no penalty.
  • If your loved one has a life insurance policy you want to use for funeral expenses, talk to us. We can get a portion of your claim funded immediately instead of waiting 30-90 days for the insurance companies to pay out. We’ll also handle all the paperwork.


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Phone: (989) 845-3420
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