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Kimberly Rhett
B: 1960-02-23
D: 2018-04-23
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Rhett, Kimberly
Benjamin Drake
B: 1936-11-28
D: 2018-04-21
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Drake, Benjamin
James Smith
B: 1934-07-12
D: 2018-04-19
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Smith, James
Regina Smith
D: 2018-04-19
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Smith, Regina
Russell Fearing
B: 1950-01-31
D: 2018-04-17
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Fearing, Russell
Arlet Jorgenson
B: 1931-02-07
D: 2018-04-16
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Jorgenson, Arlet
Jeannie (Jean) Kollodge
B: 1962-09-13
D: 2018-04-11
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Kollodge, Jeannie (Jean)
Nona Hines
B: 1927-01-18
D: 2018-04-10
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Hines, Nona
Mark Prazak
B: 1956-04-14
D: 2018-04-10
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Prazak, Mark
Armand Faber
B: 1928-04-18
D: 2018-04-09
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Faber, Armand
Fred Joosten
B: 1920-02-07
D: 2018-04-08
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Joosten, Fred
Mike Grittner
B: 1961-07-21
D: 2018-04-07
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Grittner, Mike
Bentley Olson
B: 2018-04-02
D: 2018-04-02
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Olson, Bentley
Mary Ream
B: 1929-09-18
D: 2018-03-31
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Ream, Mary
Terrence "Terry" Newman
B: 1952-01-09
D: 2018-03-28
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Newman, Terrence "Terry"
Purel Walters
B: 1970-12-16
D: 2018-03-22
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Walters, Purel
Donald (Buck) Hansen
B: 1935-01-21
D: 2018-03-21
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Hansen, Donald (Buck)
Mardelle "Patsy" Mogensen
D: 2018-03-11
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Mogensen, Mardelle "Patsy"
Gary Gallagher
D: 2018-03-08
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Gallagher, Gary
David Stuard
B: 1949-02-04
D: 2018-03-02
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Stuard, David
Nancy Everson
B: 1943-06-19
D: 2018-02-26
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Everson, Nancy

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Cremation Services

Cremation Services

 

There are three different options listed below in regards to your choices for cremation.  They include: 

  • Direct Cremation
  • Direct Cremation with memorial service
  • Cremation with traditional funeral service

Direct cremation is a disposition method where the body is taken directly from the place of death to the crematory and then returned to the family, without any ceremony or visitation. The charges listed below include the things needed for this type of funeral.

 

The standard charge for facilities, equipment, transportation, and staff for a Direct Cremation............$3665.00**

 

Detail of Services:

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff..$2590.00
This charge includes arrangement conference, planning and coordinating the final disposition, securing required authorization forms and permits, obtaining demographic information for filing the death certificate, obtaining certified copies of the death certificate, coordinating and planning with others as needed such as clergy, churches, musicians, cemeteries, crematories, newspapers and florists.  This fee also includes a proportionate share of our overhead cost such as insurance, local, state, and federal taxes, maintenance, salaries, etc. 

Facilities, equipment, & Transportation
Transfer of remains to the funeral home or other location..................................$575.00

Cremation Container...................$100.00
Crematory Fee..........................$400.00


Direct cremation is a disposition method where the body is taken directly from the place of death to the crematory. A memorial service is a ceremony for memorializing someone who has died that takes place after the body has been cremated. Memorial services can take place any time after the death. The charges listed below include the things needed for this type of funeral.

 

The standard charge for facilities, equipment, transportation, and staff for a Direct Cremation with Memorial Service............$3860.00** +

Detail of Services:

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff ....................$2590.00
This charge includes arrangement conference, planning and coordinating the final disposition, securing required authorization forms and permits, obtaining demographic information for filing the death certificate, obtaining certified copies of the death certificate, coordinating and planning with others as needed such as clergy, churches, musicians, cemeteries, crematories, newspapers and florists.  This fee also includes a proportionate share of our overhead cost such as insurance, local, state, and federal taxes, maintenance, salaries, etc. 

Facilities, equipment, & Transportation
Transfer of remains to the funeral home or other location...............$575.00
Service Car(Multi-Purpose vehicle for delivering flowers, permits Etc)......................................$100.00
Use of facilities, equipment and/or staff for a funeral....................$395.00
Cremation Container............................$100.00
Crematory Fee...................................$400

 


Cremation With Traditional Service includes visitation where family and friends come to pay their respect and share memories with the family of the deceased and funeral services at either the funeral home, church, with cremation for disposition. The charges listed below include the things needed for this type of funeral.

The standard charge for facilities, equipment, transportation, and staff for a traditional funeral service with cremation............$6025.00**^^

Detail of Services:

Basic Services of the Funeral Director and Staff.....................$2590.00
This charge includes arrangement conference, planning and coordinating the final disposition, securing required authorization forms and permits, obtaining demographic information for filing the death certificate, obtaining certified copies of the death certificate, coordinating and planning with others as needed such as clergy, churches, musicians, cemeteries, crematories, newspapers and florists.  This fee also includes a proportionate share of our overhead cost such as insurance, local, state, and federal taxes, maintenance, salaries, etc.

Embalming.........................................$950.00
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.  Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as funeral with a viewing.  If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose arrangements that does not require it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, or when refrigeration or use of dry ice is available.

Other preparation of the body
Dressing, Casketing, Cosmetizing.............$240.00

Facilities, equipment, & Transportation
Use of facilities, equipment, and/or staff for a viewing............................................$325.00
Use of facilities, equipment and/or staff for a funeral............................................$395.00
Transfer of remains to the funeral home or other location...........................................$575.00
Hearse or Funeral Coach.......................$450.00
Service Car(Multi-Purpose vehicle for delivering flowers, permits Etc)........................................$100.00
Crematory Fee ...............400.00

 

 


+ Includes a $300.00 weekday discount. This discount is applied when the memorial service takes place Monday through Friday

 

** This fee does not include merchandise items such as an urn, outer burial container if needed, and printing. If a direct cremation is selected, then there are no memorial or graveside services included.  It also does not include cash advance items, such has cemetery fees, church fees, obituaries, flowers, death certificates, vault company charges, lunch, etc. A complete list of these charges and payment expectations will be provided on a statement of funeral goods and services at time of arrangements

 

^^ This fee does not include merchandise items such as a casket, outer burial container, and printing.  It also does not include cash advance items, such has cemetery fees, church fees, obituaries, flowers, death certificates, vault company charges, lunch, etc. A complete list of these charges and payment expectations will be provided on a statement of funeral goods and services at time of arrangements