AFFORDABILITY AND SIMPLICITY: CREMATIONS AND FUNERALS IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MI
Local Funeral Experts
Our goal is to provide our client families with memorable remembrance experiences. Celebrations of their loved one's life, and the time they shared. When you talk to our team, you will see that we offer a long history of excellence in the funeral preparation industry. We are here to support everything you need for funeral and cremation planning in Sterling Heights, MI. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
It can be a stressful situation to carry the responsibility of funeral planning for your family member. Whether you are coordinating a traditional service, or you prefer a simple event, our team is here to offer the assistance you need. We provide full-service solutions for both funerals and cremations in Sterling Heights, MI.
When it comes to funeral planning, it is important for the family to design a day that encompasses all desired customs and traditions. Some people want to plan a big, formal event, and we have the experience you need to coordinate all of the details. Just because it is a large service doesn’t mean that you have to be stressed. We maintain simplicity in the funeral preparation process, giving you the flexibility to select the specifics that will best suit the desires of your family.
At the same time, we can also provide basic services if you want to keep it small. There’s no right or wrong way to design a funeral. Instead, you can rest assured to know that we offer the highest levels of respect for your preferences.
Requests of the Deceased
Did your loved one make any requests before they passed away? Some people share their wishes before death, then the family can follow these instructions in the funeral preparation process. If the person wanted a formal funeral, then they might have requests for speakers, music, a venue, and more. On the other hand, sometimes people want to keep it simple with direct cremation.
It is important that you honor the requests of the deceased. Sometimes these details are shared informally, to a family member sitting at the person’s bedside. Many times, individuals are proactive in coordinating a formal plan with a funeral home. Our team can assist with all details required for prearrangements, including recording the details of the funeral and holding them on file until the funeral is scheduled in the future.
Cremation and Funeral Planning in Sterling Heights, MI
If your deceased family member didn’t share their requests, then it is your responsibility to design a service that honors the deceased. At the same time, it’s smart to consider the needs and traditions of the family as well.
Our team provides full-service solutions for funeral home and cremation planning in Sterling Heights, MI. We walk you through all stages of the funeral planning process, including the event, burial, cremation, administrative details, and more. We strive to reduce your stress as much as possible. When our team is working on the details of the occasion, it gives you the ability to turn your attention to your deceased family member.
Since we’ve been serving the community for many years, our funeral home staff has developed best practices for all aspects of funeral planning. We have structured funeral packages that provide a framework for the end-of-life services. Or, you can hand-pick the details that are a good fit for your needs.
Things to Consider for End-of-Life Services
What details need to be considered for your services? Here is an overview of some of the things that you might choose for funeral services:
- Dispositioning the Deceased: Where will the person be laid to rest? You need to choose the format and location for the dispositioning of the body. Traditionally, cemetery burial is the most common method used. If you prefer this option, then we can assist in the selection of a burial site, as well as choosing a casket, vault, headstone, and more. We also offer green burial services if desired. Another option is to select cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. We provide full-service cremation support, including direct cremation if desired.
- Event Planning: Next, you need to decide how you would like to honor the memory of the deceased. Does your family want to hold a traditional, formal funeral? Or would you rather keep it simple with a small memorial? If a formal event isn’t the right fit, then you might plan a big celebration of life or an alternative event. Talk to our team to discuss the variety of ways you can honor a life well-lived. Remember that this is your last opportunity to show your love, which is why families dedicate a large portion of their funeral planning budgets to the event.
- Ongoing Memories: Don’t overlook the importance of holding onto the memories for years to come. A beautiful gravestone can give you a place to visit in the cemetery. Or, you might look at options for memorial jewelry, a photo book, video tribute, and other ways that you can capture the essence of your loved one.
Funeral and Cremation FAQs
· Is cremation a substitute for a funeral?
No, cremation is an alternative to earth burial or entombment for the body's final disposition and often follows a traditional funeral service. We can assist you with the necessary information for a funeral with a cremation following or a memorial service.
· How much does a funeral cost?
Funerals can cost as little as $1550 for a direct disposition. For an adult, full-service funeral there are many options that can vary in price. Please visit our General Price List page on this site for exact pricing on all services or simply give us a call. We are available 24 hours a day to discuss your individual needs. This includes all professional services, including transfer-of remains, embalming, and other preparation; use of viewing facilities and the facilities for the ceremony; hearse.
· Why are funerals so expensive?
In some respects, funerals are a lot like weddings or birthday celebrations. The type and cost will vary according to the tastes and budget of the consumer. Not only that, a funeral home is a 24-hour, labor-intensive business, with extensive facilities (viewing rooms, chapels, limousines, hearses, etc.), these expenses must be factored into the cost of a funeral. Moreover, the cost of a funeral includes not only merchandise, like caskets, but the services of a funeral director in making arrangements; filing appropriate forms; dealing with doctors, ministers, florists, newspapers and others; and seeing to all the necessary details. Contrary to popular belief, funeral homes are largely family-owned with a modest profit margin. Read more FAQ here.