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What to Ask a Funeral Home About Cremation Services

Whether you are making arrangements for a loved one that has passed on, or want to plan your own service for the future, it’s important to take time when deciding which funeral home in Northwood is best to carry out the cremation services you’re seeking. Cremation services are just as important as traditional burial services when it comes to mourning the loss of loved one or celebrating a life, which is why finding the right funeral home is so vital. Still, if you haven’t planned many services or worked with a funeral home in the past, you may not know where to begin. To help, we have provided you with some important questions to ask a funeral home about their cremation services.

Do You Have Your Own Crematory

Some funeral homes may offer cremation services but may not have a crematory on site. Typically this means extra charges will have to be made for transportation to the crematory, or you will have to have the body transported to the crematory yourself. This can be an added hassle or cost that you may not want to deal with, so it’s important to know about it ahead of time.

Am I Allowed to Be Present During the Cremation Service?

Some find it helps the grieving process to be present during the cremation process, especially if there is a religious tradition that is to be honored at such a time. While most funeral homes are fine with this request, not all funeral homes will allow it, so you will want to ask ahead of time to know for sure. However, if the reason you want to be present is to make sure nothing “gets mixed up” it may help to know that by low crematories are only allowed to cremate one person at a time, so no ashes ever become mixed up.

Do You Hold Memorial Services for Cremation Services?

Contrary to popular belief, choosing a cremation service over a traditional burial doesn’t necessarily mean having to forego a funeral or memorial service. Plenty of funeral homes will be happy to help you plan a gathering to honor the life of your loved one, even if you’ve chosen to have them cremated. The options associated with a cremation service will vary depending on the funeral home, so remember to ask a funeral director what can be arranged.

Speaking with a funeral director first hand is the best way to gage what it will be like to plan a cremation service with them. At Habegger Funeral Services our funeral directors will answer any questions you may have, without pressuring your or pushing you into any commitments. We understand what a difficult time this is for you, which is why we’re here to make your life easier not add more to your plate. So, whenever you’re ready pick up the phone and dial (419) 214-2622 to speak with a funeral director or come and meet us at 2001 Consaul St. Toledo, OH 43605.

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