Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
There is no right or wrong for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
Cremation is an alternative to a casket burial and chosen by many people because of religious beliefs, the desire to preserve the environment or personal request by the person who died. The decision does not limit the way you can honor your loved one’s life. In fact, we heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service to help the healing process. The options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
What is Flameless Cremation?
Flameless Cremation uses WATER instead of fire and is a new alternative to burial or flame cremation. The scientific name for flameless cremation is alkaline hydrolysis, this process uses a solution of 95% water and 5% naturally derived alkalis to break down organic material. The process is gentle and environmentally friendly; with the result being the same as traditional cremation. Alkaline hydrolysis as a method of final disposition of human remains is currently legal in nineteen states, including Illinois.