FAQs About Funeral Services
Funeral services are not something that people tend to know much about. It is not something that we encounter regularly. This leaves us having many questions surrounding funeral services and funeral homes. Our staff has compiled a list of some of the frequently asked questions that we receive and their respective answers. You will find them below. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us with them.
- Should I choose a burial or a cremation?
This is a question only you can answer. It will depend on your personal preferences.
- What is a eulogy?
A eulogy is a written tribute or speech that honors someone who has passed. It is not typically lengthy, but it does include praise of the person and reflection on their life.
- How much do funerals cost?
There are no set costs for funerals. The cost depends on several factors including whether you are buried or cremated, embalming fees, transportation costs, casket costs, and other prep work. Typically, funerals range between $7,000 and $12,000.
- Why should I pre-plan my funeral?
Pre-planning a funeral helps your family afford the financial costs of a funeral, ensures that your wishes are met, and reduces family conflict. We know it is an uncomfortable conversation to have, but we always recommend pre-planning.
- Why should we have a public viewing?
Public viewing is customary, and it helps loved ones come to terms with the reality that the passed is no longer with us. It also provides them with the opportunity to say their final goodbyes and help with the grieving process.
- Why is a public obituary notice necessary?
A public obituary helps notify friends and family about the death and the type of service to be held. You can place an obituary in a local newspaper or online.