Cremation, as well as burial and entombment, is the final destination of the funeral. Most families choose viewing, religious services, and chapel services preceding the actual cremation although direct cremation can be your option.
Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory provides cremation as an environmentally responsible alternative to burial.
When You Select Cremation, You Still Have Choices.
The biggest misconceptions about cremation are that there can't be any funeral, or because the final disposition is cremation, there will be no visitation or service. Nothing could be further from the truth. With cremation, families can choose the comfort of a traditional funeral with the cremation taking place afterwards.
Basic cremation may be right in certain circumstances, but others may desire additional services. As specialists in cremation, we can assist you and your family with any arrangement, such as memorial services or traditional funerals with services in a house of worship or any appropriate facility.
Funeral services before cremation are arranged with the deceased present, while memorial services would occur following the cremation with or without the cremated remains present in an appropriate urn.