Cremation Services in Bolingbrook, IL

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Cremation is changing the way we think about funerals.  More than half of American funerals are now conducted as cremations. 

A simple, direct cremation can be conducted in Bolingbrook for $1,295 complete. 

Call now to arrange an all-inclusive cremation service package with no additional fees.

If you are researching cremation costs to consider preplanning your wishes or have an immediate need for cremation services, this article can provide you with some information on what costs to expect for cremation services.

Our changing attitudes towards death care

Deciding whether to bury or cremate is a personal choice.  For some families, the decision is dictated by their budget for a funeral, and a cremation service will cost less than a traditional burial funeral.  On average, a cremation service will save you at least 40% on the cost of a burial. Sometimes, you can save as much as 60% on the cost of a burial service.

More families are choosing cremation because it offers greater flexibility. The funeral service does not have to go ahead immediately. Instead, a cremation can be performed, the immediate disposition of the body dealt with, and then a service held at a later date convenient to the family.

The economy has definitely impacted how we change our approach to death care today.  Many families simply cannot, or do not, want to spend unnecessarily on funeral costs. A cremation provides a simple, efficient, and economical means to conduct a disposition.

How much does a cremation cost in Bolingbrook?

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Firstly, a cremation WILL save you on funeral costs. There is no requirement for a casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault, which alone saves thousands of dollars. Generally, embalming is not required when a cremation is performed, so all in all, you can save on many funeral expenses. A cremation will cost at least half, if not less, than the full cost of a burial funeral.

The average cost of a cremation is around $3,000, but it can be arranged for as little as $1,295.

It is important to state that cremation prices in Bolingbrook, DO, vary considerably between funeral homes and depending on the type of cremation service you opt for.  Not all funeral homes have their own crematory but will use the services of a local crematory.

How much is a direct cremation in Bolingbrook, IL?

A simple cremation can be conducted in Bolingbrook for $1,165 complete.  This is what is known as a direct cremation”.  No services are performed; the deceased is collected, transported to the funeral facility, prepared for cremation, and the cremation is conducted.  The cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary plastic urn.  The family can arrange a brief final goodbye viewing at the funeral home if desired.

Call DFS Memorials now at (815) 216-4601 to arrange a low-cost cremation for $1,295

What type of cremation services are available?

You can select from a range of cremation services and packages.  These will start with a basic cremation without additional services, which is the cheapest cremation package.  You can have a full-service funeral followed by the cremation, a cremation followed by a memorial service, or just a viewing followed by a cremation.  Cremation offers versatility in your options and when and where any services can be held.

Cremation planningHow to compare cremation costs in Bolingbrook, IL

As mentioned, the cost of a cremation can vary enormously—for the exact same service—between different cremation service providers.

Ensure that you compare like-for-like services.  Some cremation service providers include crematory fees and cremation container costs in a direct cremation package; others do not always include these fees.  Death certificate fees and cremation permits are often additional ‘cash advance’ items.

As mentioned above, there are laws in place regarding the cremation of human remains. A cremation cannot be performed until the medical examiner’s office issues a cremation permit.  The legal next of kin must sign a Cremation Authorization Form.  A mandatory wait period in Illinois is 24 hours after death before the cremation can proceed.

It is not necessary to embalm a body for cremation, and refrigerated storage preserves the body until the cremation is performed. The funeral home will generally store the body for up to 5 days at no extra charge. If the cremation does not go ahead within 5 days, an additional fee for storage may be incurred.

What can we do with the cremated remains?

Cremation offers some greater flexibility in what you can do with the cremated remains once you have them returned. Of course, you can inter them in a grave plot or niche. However, you can choose to store them in an urn at home or scatter them. There are also options, such as having cremation artifacts made from cremated remains, such as cremation diamonds, glass jewelry, birdbaths, and paintings.

Visit our Memorialization section to find out more.

cremation costsPreplanning an affordable cremation service

If you wish to preplan a simple cremation, you can lock in a low-cost price. The price may depend upon your age when setting up a prepaid cremation plan.

A cremation plan can be set up using an insurance policy where the funds are put into a trust.  You can also opt to preplan your cremation service without prepaying.  This ensures that your surviving family can proceed with arrangements at the time of need without worrying about completing the paperwork or making difficult decisions. 

The money to pay for the cremation can be put aside in a POD account (Payable on Death), which your beneficiary can draw out upon death immediately without probate.

The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?

Cremation Costs

Sadly, more people are passing without leaving the means to pay for their funerals. If you are faced with this situation, you need to explore what help may be available to you. Social Security pays a $255 lump sum death benefit (if you qualify), and your funeral director can assist you with this.

The support for indigent burials differs so much by state and county. Some counties offer some financial assistance to low-income families, whereas in other counties, only county indigent dispositions are conducted.  To find out what may be available, you should contact the Will County Human Services Department at:

302 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL  60432 (815) 774-7489

The deceased is at the Medical Examiner’s Office.  What do I do?

Suppose the deceased was the victim of a crime, or there were unusual circumstances surrounding the death. In that case, the deceased’s body may be taken into the care of the coroner for an examination to determine the cause of death.  You will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to coordinate the release of your loved one from the ME’s office.

A deceased person can only be released into the care of a licensed funeral director. Many funeral homes are familiar with the process of liaising with the ME to have the body released as quickly as possible.  You may also find that a simple, direct cremation can be arranged at a very low cost when the deceased is in the Coroner’s morgue, as all the paperwork can be expedited quickly. The process of transferring the deceased to the funeral facility is simplified.

Address of county coroner’s office: Will County Medical Examiner 158 N Scott St, Joliet, IL 60432

We hope this short guide has answered some of your immediate questions and helped you understand how to arrange an affordable funeral or cremation service in Bolingbrook, IL. If you need to research more information on funeral planning, please visit the Funeral Resources section on US Funerals Online.

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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