If you need an affordable direct cremation, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $1,165 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.
What is included in the $1,165 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 (oversize individual) or if a residential collection is required.
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 shape of an ash scattering ceremony or a candlelit vigil or tribute. Visit our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremation Ashes for more information.
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
As cremation is becoming a popular choice for residents of Aurora, there are several cremation service providers serving Kane County. The cost of a cremation can vary significantly for the same service, so comparing cremation prices between a few providers is wise 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.
What do I need to know about arranging a cremation? What are the legal requirements?
A cremation authorization form must be signed by the legal next of kin for a cremation to proceed. If there are multiple siblings, all must sign and agree for a cremation to be carried out. There is a 24-hour mandatory wait period after death before the cremation can go ahead.
What help is there with 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 there were circumstances surrounding the death that 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 to 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 that 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 2022