All About Cremation
What is Cremation:
Part of making funeral arrangements on behalf of a loved one involves choosing between traditional burial, a viewing with cremation afterward, cremation with a memorial service, or direct cremation. Certainly, this is a big decision based on many factors: religious or spiritual beliefs, finances, or ecological awareness are just some of the reasons we've heard. However, before making a choice, you need to know exactly what it is you're considering. You can learn the basics below. However, if the content here raises additional questions for you, please give us a call. One of our specialists will address any of your questions or concerns.
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After The Cremation
After the cremation, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition or resting place. Your decision will depend on your religious beliefs and personal preferences, but here are some options to consider:
• Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, a memorial site, an above ground cremation niche, an urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of local interment possibilities. We can also help your family design a monument or marker. Robison Monument Company has created lasting tributes to hundreds of families all over Michigan. Click here to see just some of the monument we’ve created over the years.
• Graveside services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers, poems, stories, or other meaningful tributes.
• Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site, with the proper permission. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for burial, or to have at home.
• Placing cremated remains in multiple urns, sometimes called keepsake 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, or to have at home. View our online urn catalogs by clicking here.
Cremation with Confidence
As cremation has become more popular in recent years, some providers have decided to cut corners. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a surge of national scandals that has put doubt in the minds of families that choose cremation. We personally guarantee that every step throughout the process, from the first time we answer your phone call, to the family meeting, to the cremation process itself, will be handled by trained, professional, knowledgeable staff in the most transparent and caring way that can be offered. Additionally, our funeral directors and staff have personally used our crematorium for when their family members have passed away.
How is identification maintained during the cremation process?
Each loved one is assigned a unique tracking number throughout the process. The crematory assigns each loved one a metal disc with this unique number. That disc goes with them inside the cremation chamber and remains with them throughout the process. The accompanying paperwork matches the disc, and both are returned to the family with the urn at the conclusion of the process.
Design a Cremation as Unique as The Life Lived
When choosing cremation, the options for a final resting place are limitless. Let us walk you through the possibilities as you choose the right service for your loved one.