When a loved one passes on and doesn’t leave behind plans for their final service, it could be up to you to make the plans on their behalf. You know you get to choose between traditional burial and cremation and if you already know you want Skokie, IL cremation, you need to recognize that there are other choices under that disposition method. While some families have a full funeral first and cremation after, others go for direct cremation. Is direct cremation right for your family? Here are some things to know about it:
Direct cremation occurs relatively soon after your loved one passes on. There are no services beforehand. Your cremation provider will pick your loved one up at the place of their death and take them to their facility. They will then hold onto your loved one and give them dignified care until the paperwork is in order. You will have to get a death certificate, for example, and you will have to sign consent forms and so forth. Don’t stress out over those documents are the cremation provider can help you secure them.
Some families go with direct cremation to simplify the final disposition process. It’s simple, respectful, and saves funds. If you have a budget with not a lot of cash in it, direct cremation can save a lot of money over traditional burial or even a cremation that occurs later. You don’t have to purchase or even rent a casket with direct cremation. You don’t need a cemetery plot, embalming, or other such services. Direct cremation cuts out the fanfare and allows you to concentrate on remembering your loved one in whatever way you see fit.
Since direct cremation doesn’t include any other services, some families wonder if that means their loved one is cremated and that’s it. That can be the end of the final services, but many people go on to have memorial services. Those services can be simple ash scatterings in the park, celebrations of life in a family home, or full memorials in a church. That portion of the process can happen at any time and take place in any location. There’s no timeline on the memorial services and they can occur nearby or in another city or state.
Now that you know a little more about direct cremation in Skokie, IL, do you feel it is the right fit for your loved one? Ask more questions when you talk to the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018. We’re here to make sure you have the information you need to make the right decision for your family. Keep in mind that whatever disposition you choose, they’re all perfectly honorable. You just need to make the best choice for your situation. We’re located at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176 and we’re happy to show you around. Let us help you honor your loved one. You can also look into our services, packages, and options at our website: http://www.chicagolandcremationoptions.com/