Arrange Direct Cremation Services in Evanston, IL

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DFS Memorials can help you arrange a direct cremation in Evanston for just $1,165.

Direct cremation is the most simple and economical cremation offering.  The funeral home or cremation company provides no ceremony or service.  So this makes it a ‘no fuss’ simple disposition solution for those who do not want a funeral service or want to economize on funeral expenses.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Evanston?

Today we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs? A funeral can be a major purchase when you consider the full cost of funeral services. 

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Evanston is $5,800*

So, how do cremation costs compare in Evanston?

Cost of cremation Evanston IL

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can, therefore, significantly reduce funeral costs.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Evanston is $2,850*.

Direct cremation services in Evanston, IL

A direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation.’  The funeral home provides only the cremation service. The funeral home provides no ceremony or funeral services.  The deceased is collected and cremated, and the remains are returned to the family in a basic urn.

More families are deciding that a simple, direct cremation service is what they want for their loved one or themselves. It is a dignified yet very affordable. funeral solution. Allowing the family to save on final expenses and retain more control over the memorialization of a family member.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire.  A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors. 

The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present. It can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.

Cremation Service

A basic direct cremation is available in Evanston for $1,165, although the average price for a direct cremation is $2,049.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected only family-owned cremation service providers who can offer a basic cremation value package.

Call now at (773) 901-1564 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the $1,165 cremation package?

This All-inclusive direct cremation package has NO additional fees and includes 2 death certificates and a cherry wood urn.

For a cremation to be conducted, the county must issue a ‘disposition permit.’  At present, there is no charge for this.  Death certificates are an additional cost, as these are issued by the county and are a third-party expense.  Death certificates cost $19 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued.

How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way.  The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.  The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

cremation cost Evanston, ILWhat if I am unsure about cremation, or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition, and you do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.

Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.  A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

What can you do with cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.  You can, of course, choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot. You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days, and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering ceremony.

How long does it take after cremation to get the ashes?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork, and schedule the cremation.  However, expedited services can be arranged if required.

In Illinois, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.  On average, it can take 7-10 days from the deceased being collected to the ashes being ready.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation?

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.  What is available is constantly changing due to budget constraints and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.  Contact Cook County DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally.  118 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 443-5500

There is also a $255 lump-sum Social Security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this.  So you may find that an affordable all-inclusive cremation at $1,165 with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (773) 901-1564, and we will be happy to try and help you.

*Funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey website 2024

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last ten 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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