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What should you ask when looking for funeral home and cremation services?

If it’s your first time planning to honor the loss of a loved one, you may have some questions about cremation services in Toledo. The fact is that while many know what a cremation service is, most don’t know the amount of options that come with it in regards to planning a service for the departed. With a cremation service, you can choose for the service to be as traditional or original as you like, allowing the family to be very involved or keeping the ceremony quite simple. Here, we will be discussing some important things to know about cremation services so you are prepared for the decisions you will have to make.

You Can Still Have a Service

Contrary to popular belief, you can still have a formal service even if you choose cremation for your loved one. Some choose to have traditional cremation burial services that are quite similar to a casket burial in a cemetery, while others may choose to have a wake and then disperse the remains at a later time. Either way, friends and family have a final chance to say goodbye and share memories of the departed.

Choosing Cremation Products

While you won’t be purchasing a burial casket, you will need to purchase a cremation casket and/or an urn. Depending on where the final resting place will be, you’ll choose between an urn suited for indoor or outdoor spaces. Some family members choose to purchase several urns to divide the remains up so many people can be a part of the ceremonial process.

What to Do with the Remains

If you don’t like the idea of a traditional burial, there are a number of creative options to honor your loved one. Many choose to scatter the remains in a location that holds significance to the deceased, while other will choose a more extravagant send off, like fireworks that are shot into the air. A touching way to keep your loved one near to you is to always have their remains made into jewelry that can be worn and handed down from generation to generation.

Witnessing the Cremation

For some cultures and religions, it is an important part of the process that direct family members are able to witness the cremation process. If this is your situation, be sure to discuss it with your funeral director as most funeral homes are able to accommodate this request.

Whether you are choosing a cremation service or a burial service, it’s important that your loved one is honored correctly. At Habegger Funeral Home, we understand the importance of listening, understanding, and holding compassion for you and your family throughout the process. It’s important to us that the service takes place exactly as you or your passed loved one envisioned it would.  For details, you can check Toledo, OH cremation services. To begin setting up cremation services today, call (419) 214-2622 or meet with one of our funeral directors in person at 2001 Consaul St. Toledo, OH 43605.

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