Cremation vs. Burial

Often, people think that by choosing cremation over burial they must forfeit their options for any type of funeral or memorial service, but that is not the case.

In fact, with cremation, you can still have a funeral; the ceremonies, memorials, and disposition processes are all the same, and offer the same life-honoring tributes for your loved one.  Additionally, cremated remains can also be taken to the gravesite where the person’s life can be memorialized with anything from a dove release to playing taps for military veterans.

You can also have above-ground entombment in niches and mausoleums. Our staff can walk you through our collection of urns and help you choose which one is right for the option you select.

If you want to scatter your loved one’s remains, again, our Krause Funeral Home staff can inform you of the local laws and regulations regarding scattering. We can also help you select a temporary container to protect and secure the cremated remains until the moment of release.  There are specially made urns for scattering. They are made of biodegradable materials that are safe for scattering in water, or can be used after scattering as a vase or precious memory box.

Lastly, you can choose to maintain permanent possession in an urn.  Some families want to keep an urn at home or in an office.  Our funeral home has a large variety of beautiful and decorative urns to select from.   Keepsake jewelry for cremated remains may also be a consideration, as it allows you to divide the remains so each family member can keep their loved one close to their heart.

Remember, at Krause Funeral Homes cremation does not limit your options for funeral services or memorial ceremony, but provides you with multiple ways in which to honor your loved one.

Krause Funeral Homes takes pride in our on- site cremation services, adhering to the highest cremation standards.   What’s more, your loved one never leaves our care, which provides families with greater peace of mind.  More information about cremation services can be obtained by contacting the funeral home today.  We are here to answer any questions you may have. 

3 thoughts on “Cremation vs. Burial

  1. My grandpa has been planning his funeral lately, and was telling me that he wasn’t sure about how he wants this body prepared. I never knew that cremations allows you to have an above ground entombment. It would be nice to have his ashes spread in one of his favorite places.

  2. My grandmother has become ill. We are concerned that she may be entering the last phase of her life, and we want to be ready for when she passes. I didn’t realize that choosing cremation is a way to reduce the costs of the burial while still offering a memorial service she deserves. These are both great things my grandma deserves and wants.

  3. It is good to know that one can choose to maintain permanent possession in an urn when it comes to cremation. I can understand that in some cases, families wish to keep an urn at home. It would be great to speak with a funeral director before planning a funeral to get the service planned no matter which type of burial you prefer.

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