How to Plan a Burial Service
At Schildknecht Funeral Home, we encourage families to create very personalized services. You can begin the planning online. It is important to acknowledge a life that has been lived and to offer to the community a way to celebrate that life. By offering services and options that are personal and special, a unique life can be remembered and honored in an individualized way that is comforting to the family and friends.
Complete Funeral Service
Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or above ground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets selected by the family may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars, depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth burial is chosen. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, while maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.
The Graveside Service can be another selection. This many times would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place, followed by the burial.
Make a Plan
Decide on the type of service you would like you have.
·Would you like a funeral service followed by cremation or burial?
·Would you like a funeral service followed by a graveside service, or a ceremony at the cemetery prior to burial?
·Would you like to have only a graveside service followed by burial?
·Would you like to have a memorial service after the burial?
Decide if you want other funeral events prior to burial.
·Will you have a viewing, wake, or visitation before the funeral?
·Will you have a reception afterwards?
Are You Ready to Talk "Burial Services"?
We're ready to listen. In fact, that's what we do best we not only hear the words, we understand the feelings and the family dynamics behind them. When you call us at 618-632-3713 for assistance in making the necessary arrangements for a graveside service, you'll discover the value of having an experienced ally committed to serving your family as you would wish to be served.