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Funeral Home Cremations Milwaukee, WI

Planning Funeral and Cremation Services in Milwaukee, WI

 

Whether you’re planning a funeral or memorial service for an immediate need or arranging one for a distant future day, the planning process should address important essentials of the occasion. The needs of your deceased loved one and family must come first. An experienced funeral and cremation provider in Milwaukee, WI knows this and will serve as a compassionate guide through the steps of service planning.

 

A commemorative funeral or memorial service brings family, friends, and community together to honor the person who has died. This gathering together in remembrance of the deceased aids the grieving process by marking the significance of their life and passing. The service also helps each individual not to feel alone in their loss. Rather, the burden of grief is shared with others who similarly cared about the person in life.

 

When planning a service, the person responsible must choose how they wish to disposition the remains of the deceased and what kind of services should be held in their remembrance. There is no one correct way for a family or individual to plan a funeral or memorial service. The highest priority is that the service brings comfort to the family and others who attend.

 

Disposition Choices

 

Deciding how you will care for the remains of the deceased will inform how the rest of the service planning process will go. There are variations on burial and cremation that you can choose from according to personal preferences. Here are the most common options to consider:

 

  • Traditional Burial – Burials can occur below ground in a grave space, or above ground in a sepulcher or mausoleum entombment. Choosing these types of burial requires the purchase of a burial site, vault or grave liner, casket, and a monument or headstone.
  • Green Burial – A green burial is an excellent choice for those who wish to be buried in a natural manner without the use of embalming chemicals or traditional casket. The cost can be more favorable and service proceedings will be more immediate.
  • Cremation with Flame – Using flame and intense heat, a body can be reduced to ash and bone. The remains are then processed into coarse sand, containerized, and returned to the family for interment or scattering as they might wish.
  • Cremation with Water –Formally called alkaline hydrolysis, this type of cremation uses water, low heat, and pressure to accelerate decomposition. The remaining soft bone fragments are completely sterile. After the cremation cycle is completed, the remains are powdered into fine sand and laid to rest as the family sees fit.

 

You can inquire further about these disposition options from your local funeral and cremation provider in Milwaukee, WI. Our professionals at Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home and Crematory are well versed in the details and can answer any questions you may have.

 

Commemorative Service Types

 

Choosing the kind of service you wish to hold for the deceased will influence how the occasion will be conducted. You’ll want to select the service type that you feel is most appropriate for the person who has died. If you’re not sure, ask yourself a few questions. What would the deceased person have wanted from the experience? Was the deceased a person of faith or religious belief? Did the deceased ever make their wishes known in life, either orally or in writing? Reflecting on such questions can help you determine the right service type. Here are several service styles that people choose:

 

  • Traditional Funeral – A common and beloved service style. It generally includes a viewing reception, funeral ceremony, and possibly a graveside committal service. The deceased’s body is in attendance. Services may include a eulogy, music, readings of poetry, scripture, etc. It often has a religious tone, but can avoid this altogether if preferred.
  • Memorial Service – This service style functions much the same as a traditional funeral, but the remains of the person who has died are not present. Memorials can be held long after death and burial or cremation has occurred. The memories are the focus of the occasion and not the presence of the deceased’s body.
  • Life Celebration – Instead of a subdued or gloomy funeral service, some families choose to personalize the occasion with a celebration of life, focusing on the joy that their life has brought them. The celebration can be whatever it needs to be, but commonly includes good food and a party-like atmosphere. In many ways, it is similar to other joyful milestones in life, such as a wedding, baby shower, graduation, or holiday gala. Happy memories are often shared in honor of the deceased.

 

Making the Choice: Funeral and Cremation Options in Milwaukee, WI

 

At Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home and Crematory, our dedicated funeral care professionals are here to assist you to plan a meaningful farewell for your loved one in the way that you want it. If you’re ready for funeral and cremation service in Milwaukee, WI, visit our funeral home at 10210 W Lincoln Ave Milwaukee, WI 53227 for a helpful conversation. Or call us at (414) 546-4342 to speak with a funeral director.

 

 

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