Selecting Affordable Cremation Services in Naperville, IL

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Death care need not be expensive.  Cremation offers an affordable option.  A simple, direct cremation service can be conducted for just $1,165 complete. 

This all-inclusive cremation package includes death certificates, all permit fees, a cherry wood urn, and in-home arrangements if preferred.

If you need to arrange an affordable funeral, then a direct cremation may be the solution.  The funeral home takes care of everything to conduct the cremation service but offers no ceremony. 

Once the ashes are returned to the family after the cremation, if wished, a memorial service can be arranged.

Is a cremation service the right choice?

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 as it does offer greater flexibility. The funeral service does not have to go ahead immediately. 

Instead, a cremation can be performed, and 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.

Visit this Guide to Arranging a Cremation and Funeral Services in Illinois to learn more about cremation prices, options, and laws.

How much does a funeral cost in Naperville?

This is not a simple question to answer, as funeral costs can vary significantly depending on the type of services and products selected and the funeral services provider used. 

The average cost of a funeral in Naperville is $8,108*.

How much does a cremation cost in Naperville?

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, meaning that a cremation will cost at least half, if not less, than the full cost of a burial funeral.

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

The average cost of a cremation memorial is $4,796*. However, it is possible to find much lower-priced cremation services in Naperville.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Cremation – the process explained, service options, cremation costs, and legalities of arranging a cremation.  Everything from when the funeral home collects the deceased to receiving the cremated remains back to the family.

Cost of cremation Naperville IL

How much is a direct cremation in Naperville, IL?

A basic cremation can be conducted in Naperville for as little as $1,165 complete.  This price is for a complete and inclusive service. No extra fees. 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 $1,165

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.

How to compare cremation costs in Naperville, IL

As mentioned, the cost of a cremation can vary enormously – for the exact same service – but from different cremation service providers.   Ensure that you compare like-for-like services.  You may see lower cremation prices advertised online, but often, they do not include some additional fees.  Such as death certificates, county cremation permit fees, face-to-face arrangement consultation, or a cremation urn.

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.

Cremation Memorial ServiceHow do I know that the cremated remains I get back are my loved ones remains?

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

Understanding the legal requirements for cremation in Illinois

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 is 24 hours after death in Illinois before the cremation can proceed.

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

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.  You can, of course, inter them in a grave plot or niche.  However, you can choose to store them in an urn at home or scatter the cremated remains.  There are also options, such as having cremation artifacts made from cremated remains, such as cremation diamonds, glass jewelry, bird baths, and paintings.

Preplanning an affordable cremation service

If you wish to preplan a simple cremation, you can lock in a low-cost cremation price. This 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?

It is sadly a reality that more folks are passing without leaving the means to pay for their funeral.  If you are faced with this situation, you must explore what help may be available.  Social Security pays out 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 only county indigent dispositions are conducted in others.  To find out what may be available, you should contact the DuPage County Human Services Department at (630) 407-6300.

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: DuPage County Medical Examiners Office 414 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187, USA

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

*Funeral prices obtained from funeral price comparison survey 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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