$1,295 Complete direct cremation in Aurora, IL

Affordable Cremation Services

If you need an affordable direct cremation, we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $1,295, all-inclusive. Families are finding that cremation offers a simpler, lower-cost alternative, especially if they want a simple, “no-fuss” option.

Choosing a direct cremation package can help you arrange a low-cost funeral.  Direct cremation takes care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, and once the cremated remains are available, a memorial or ash-scattering service can be conducted.

Affordable Cremation Services

What is included in the $1,295 Direct Cremation Package?

Our simple cremation service includes the following:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the funeral facility*
  • Shelter of the deceased
  • Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit & 2 copies of the death certificate
  • A cardboard cremation container for the cremation process
  • The cremation process
  • Return of the cremated remains in an engraved cherry wood cremation urn

*an additional mileage fee can apply if outside our basic service area

What additional costs are added to a direct cremation package?

The only basic additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county in order to facilitate the cremation proceeding.  Death certificate fees in Illinois are $19 for the 1st certificate and $4 for each additional copy at present. 2 copies are included in this cremation package. Still, additional copies can be ordered by the funeral director if you require them.

There can be extra fees for a barometric cremation (oversized individual) or if a residential collection is required.

Cremation Memorial Services

Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation?

Yes, you can arrange a memorial service at a later date when you have the cremated remains returned.  A memorial service is a type of funeral service where the deceased’s body is not present.  You can hold a memorial service with or without the cremation urn present.

A memorial funeral service can also take the form of an ash scattering ceremony, a candlelit vigil, or a tribute. For more information, visit our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremation Ashes.

We have useful resources to help you plan and make your memorial tributes in our Memorialization section.

If you need to learn more about cremation and have other questions about the cremation process, the legalities of conducting a cremation disposition, what happens once the deceased is transferred to the crematory, and how long everything takes. Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation.

Comparing cremation costs in Aurora, IL

Cost of cremation Aurora IL

As cremation is becoming a popular choice for Aurora residents, several cremation service providers serve Kane County. The cost of a cremation can vary significantly for the same service, so it’s wise to compare cremation prices between a few providers to ensure you benefit from a value-for-money cremation service package.

The average cost of a cremation memorial service in Aurora is $3,715, and the average cost of a direct cremation is $3,236*  It is important to check that a direct cremation package includes everything.

A cremation significantly reduces funeral costs.  The average cost of a funeral in Aurora is $6,720.*

How can you save money when arranging a cremation service?

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is.  In Aurora, a direct cremation can be conducted for $1,165 complete, making this a very affordable funeral option.   If you need to keep funeral costs down, a simple cremation arranged through a cremation provider is your lowest-cost option in Aurora, IL.

You can then arrange your memorial services once the cremated remains are returned.  This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.

For a cremation to proceed, the legal next of kin must sign a cremation authorization form. If there are multiple siblings, all must sign and agree. There is a 24-hour mandatory wait period after death before the cremation can go ahead.

What help is there with cremation costs?

Saving on cremation costs

If qualifying for Social Security, you may be entitled to the lump sum death benefit payment of $255.

The funeral director will generally assist you with submitting the claim to Social Security.

Of course, many people use life insurance policies to offset funeral costs, but with a direct cremation, the funeral provider will require payment upfront.

There is very limited public assistance support for funeral costs, which can vary by county.   Check out Kane County Assistance Programs at Kane County Human Services Department, 719 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134.

How do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office of the Kane County Health Department.

What happens if the deceased is taken to the Coroner’s Office?

Suppose circumstances surrounding the death led to the deceased being taken to the County Coroner’s office. In that case, you will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to liaise with the Coroner and have the body released into their care. Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the Coroner’s morgue.

As funeral directors are familiar with the process, and the body is released with a death certificate & cremation permit, it is generally easy to maintain a low cost to offer a direct cremation service for an individual who has been in the care of the Medical Examiner.

Contact your local DFS Memorials cremation services provider at (815) 216-4601 with any further questions you have or to make immediate arrangements for a low-cost cremation service.

*Cost data obtained from funeral price comparison website 2024

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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