Like a traditional funeral and burial, cremation is a way to honor and pay tribute to a loved one. Cremation is simply another way of preparing the remains for remembrance. Contrary to what some may believe, cremation does not constrict the options you have in honoring a life. Let our Chippewa Falls funeral chapel help you memorialize a loved one's life with this respectful, dignified process.
Cremation & Funerals
Although it is never required, we strongly encourage you to hold a funeral service to celebrate and remember a life. Elaborate or simple, traditional or contemporary, arrangements and ceremonies can be as unique as the the persons for whom they are made.
Just like a funeral service followed by burial, a traditional funeral service can be held with cremation following the remembrance. For the service, you can select a cremation casket (a casket to be cremated) or rental casket. After cremation, the remains can then be buried, properly scattered, or placed in a urn.
A memorial service is another option available to you. This cremation option typically consists of immediate disposition of the body followed by a memorial service for friends and family. If you choose this option, we recommend you take time, if possible, to privately view the body. Viewing the deceased is an important step in acknowledging the death and beginning the healing process.
If you do not wish to hold a ceremony or service, we can discuss other options more suitable for you.
The direct cremation is an option limiting funeral services to removal of remains from the place of death, transportation, and cremation of the deceased.
The Importance of memorialization
Memorializing cremated remains provides a secure place for family members and descendants to remember the deceased. Keeping cremated remains at home, scattering them over land or water, or a personalized memorial are some ways families choose to honor a life. Our Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin funeral chapel provide the following memorialization options for cremated remains:
Cremated remains are safely held in an above-ground columbarium niche.
Remains may be scattered freely within designated natural environments. Scattering among the sea or the stars is also permitted in some areas.
In-ground burial on a family plot. Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.
Inscribe the deceased's name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench, or other memorial. Custom urns and keepsakes are also available.