Cremation Services

Helping Families Find Solace Through Our Cremation Service

Many families today are choosing cremation when their loved ones pass on. For some individuals, there are religious beliefs or family traditions that support this decision. For other families, financial considerations are the main influence. At Glickler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we work closely with the family to make this time as comfortable as possible.

Complete Cremation Package $875 (No Hidden Fees)

  • Removal from place of death
  • Professional services of funeral director and staff
  • Obtain all necessary documents and permit
  • Alternative cremation container
  • Transportation to crematory and crematory fee
  • Placement of cremains in heavy plastic box or purchased urn
  • Writing of obituary and submission to local newspaper at your cost
  • Social security notification
  • Filing of veterans paperwork (if applicable)
  • Assistance with insurance

Cremation With Viewing & Rental Casket $2,350

  • Removal from place of death
  • Embalming, dressing and cosmetics
  • Rental casket (Kinsey)
  • Use of facilities for two hours (your choice)
  • Professional services of funeral director and staff
  • Alternative cremation container
  • Transportation to crematory and crematory fee
  • Placement of cremains in heavy plastic box or purchased urn
  • Registration book and acknowledgement cards
  • Writing of obituary and submission to local newspaper at your cost
  • Social security notification
  • Filing of veterans paperwork (if applicable)
  • Assistance with insurance

Memorial Services at the Funeral Home $495

  • Use of facilities for two hours (your choice)
  • Registration book and acknowledgement cards
  • Arrangement of flowers and photographs

Alternative Cremation and Funeral Service Facts:


What Do You Call a Cremation Without a Service?

Simple cremation or direct cremation are terms used to refer to a cremation without any religious service, committal without viewing, visitation, or ceremony.


Direct Cremation Explained

A direct cremation is not characterized by any service or ceremony. The body is simply cremated with no viewing, ceremony, or religious rites of passage. This also typically has a lower cost than other types of funerals. Direct cremation is the simplest form of funeral service. It involves collecting your loved one, their body and then burning or incinerating them until only dust remains. Many people today choose to have a direct cremation instead of having an elaborate funeral service with many guests and flowers. This may involve them hosting dinner for their family or taking time out by the beach together where they can drink some alcohol as well saying goodbye properly in person, without any formality required at all!


The Advantages of Direct Cremation

In the United States, it is no surprise why more and more people are turning to direct cremation. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, it's becoming more and more popular in America for people who want their loved ones cremated directly. These include but are not limited to:

  1. Affordability
    Direct cremation is simply the act of quickly disposing or incinerating a dead body to reduce the labor and cost of death ceremonies while maintaining an environment in which pathogens do not spread. The median price for direct cremation in the United States is $2,300 compared to over $6,000 for traditional cremation.
  2. Simplicity
    It's very simple because the process is not expensive or complicated. A direct cremation can take place without a funeral service, with no need to purchase expensive caskets. The body is typically cremated the same day of commitment and returned as ashes in an urn shipped to the family within 24 - 48 hours of cremation.
  3. Flexibility
    One of the benefits of direct cremation is that it doesn't require an additional purchase for a cemetery plot, which also saves money. Balancing this out, though, you might want to arrange some sort of funeral or memorial service to coincide with the disposition of cremated remains for any family members who are unable to attend in person.

What is Included in A Direct Cremation Service?

It's important to know what you're getting before the funeral. Funeral directors will provide a list of included services and costs, but it is up for negotiation with each provider or company since they may not be identical in every detail. Most packages will usually include:

  • Fees. Funeral directors are often predictable in their fees, though the charges can vary from funeral home to funeral home. You should ask about any additional expenses before committing as this is something that may come up depending on your situation and personal preference for what type of service you need to be rendered during death rituals.
  • Transportation of the deceased. This includes collection and transportation, but it may also entail some additional charges if there are any unusual circumstances during this delicate time.
  • Body preparation. Mortuary services like dressing the deceased are important in remembering someone. Clothes that were chosen by family members and requests for makeup or other beauty treatments will be provided, too!
  • Permits and certificates. Most packages will include the arrangement of the death certificate, directing of final dispositions including permits for release of deceased to a funeral home. The death certificate is a legal document that needs to be filed with the appropriate government office. The funeral director will provide you with all this information, but it's important for anyone dealing in mortuary affairs or planning on having their loved one's services conducted by someone else to go through proper channels first before starting any arrangements!
  • Cremation coffin or casket. A standard or upgraded casket is likely to be included with your Direct Cremation. Some families like upgrading so you aren't stuck with what's offered in the package, but some prefer not changing anything at all!
  • The transportation and coverage of the cremation costs can be arranged between family, funeral director, and facility. There are standard hours included in every package so make sure you check for details before making any arrangements.
  • Provision of the cremains. The family can choose how they want to handle the ashes. They might have them delivered by the funeral director, picked up at their convenience, or sent through secure shipping methods like couriering if necessary!

It's becoming more and more evident that cremations are the future because it has many benefits, including being eco-friendly, cheaper than traditional burial, and no chemicals. There is also no need for additional ceremonies either.

Cremation reduces our carbon footprint by diverting the number of natural resources required to provide a traditional ground or water burial service (70% less fuel for cremation vs. ground burial). What's left will biodegrade - a process that does not emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as what happens with a standard-granted urn at your local cemetery. If you’re looking to decide whether cremation is the right option for you or your loved one, reach out to the caring staff at Glickler Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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