The funeral service is designed to honor the life of your loved one, but it is also a time that you will begin to deal with the reality of your loss and begin the healing process.
Our funeral home has the necessary facilities to accommodate funeral services, viewings, memorial ceremonies, veteran services, and all other needs associated with funeral services. Traditionally, a visitation precedes the funeral service, which can be held at the funeral home's chapel, or in a place of worship. The casket is typically present at both these events, but it is your decision on whether the casket is open or not. Once the funeral service has concluded, many families choose to have a procession to the cemetery. You have the option of having the remains interred (earth burial), or it may be entombed in a crypt inside a mausoleum (above ground burial).
Simplicity Traditional Funeral Service $5,720.00
This options includes the services of the funeral director and staff, embalming, dressing and casketing, a visitation the night before at Munden Funeral Home or a facility of your choice, funeral service the next day in Munden Funeral Home Chapel or facility of your choice followed by a graveside service, 20 gauge Simplicity casket, Simplicity graveliner, temporary grave maker, all local transportation within a 50 mile radius, register book, memorial folders, home equipment which consists of artificial door spray, chairs, food register book and register stand. (Casket or graveliner can be substituted, which would either raise or lower the price of this package.)
*Prices are subject to change. These prices do not include sales tax or cash advance items. This is just a few of the services that we offer. Please call us for a complete General Price List that will include all services offered.
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To remember and to be remembered are natural human needs. A permanent memorial in a cemetery provides a focal point for remembrance and memorializing the deceased. Throughout human history, memorialization of the dead has been a key component of almost every culture. Psychologists say that remembrance practices, from the funeral or memorial service to permanent memorialization, serve an important emotional function for survivors by helping them bring closure and allowing the healing process to begin. Providing a permanent resting place for the deceased is a dignified treatment for a loved one's mortal remains, which fulfills the natural human desire for memorialization.
There is no law that states a specific time from for burial. Considerations that will affect timeline include the need to secure all permits and authorizations, notification of family and friends, preparation of cemetery site and religious considerations. Public heath laws may have limitations on the maximum length of time allowed to pass prior to final disposition. Contact your local funeral provider for more details.
No. Embalming is a choice which depends on factors like if there is to be an open casket viewing of the body or if there is to be an extended time between death and internment. Public health laws may require embalming if the body is going to be transported by air or rail.
Besides ground burial, some cemeteries offer interment in lawn crypts or entombment in mausoleums. In addition, most cemeteries provide choices for those who have selected cremation. These often include placement of cremated remains in a niche of a columbarium or interment in an urn space.
These are the outside containers into which the casket is placed. Burial vaults are designed to protect the casket and may be made of a variety or combination of materials including concrete, stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper, bronze, plastic or fiberglass. A grave liner is a lightweight version of a vault which simply keeps the grave surface from sinking in.
Most large, active cemeteries have regulations that require the use of a basic grave liner for maintenance and safety purposes. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements. Some smaller rural or churchyard cemeteries do not require use of a container to surround the casket in the grave.