What does cremation cost in Palm Bay, FL – just $1,095

Funerals do not need to be expensive affairs.  Cremation offers a simple, dignified, and affordable alternative to traditional burial in Palm Bay.

If you need to arrange a funeral on a limited budget, then a direct cremation can offer a low-cost funeral option.

Direct cremation costs just $1,095 in Palm Bay.  This is a cremation service without any ceremony offered by the funeral service provider.  However, the family can choose to hold a memorial service after the cremated remains are returned.

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Palm Bay?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people are now realizing they can price-shop for funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?  The Internet offers a great tool to research funeral costs from the comfort of your own home.

Unfortunately, not all funeral homes have websites or put their prices online, so we have put this guide together to outline the average funeral and cremation costs in Palm Bay for you.

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Palm Bay is $6,595*

So how do cremation costs compare in Palm Bay?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can 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 Palm Bay is $5,182*.

Direct cremation services in Palm Bay, FL

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

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, interment in a cremation niche, or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation is available in Palm Bay for $1,095, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,790.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a licensed direct disposal establishment that can offer an affordable, simple cremation package.

Direct cremation means a family can manage to conduct dignified funeral services for as little as $1,095.

Call now at (321) 215-4844 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the simple cremation package?

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 $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued.

Potential additional charges could be incurred if the deceased weighs over 250 pounds or has a pacemaker that must be removed prior to the cremation.

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. Read this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023 for more information.

What 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 the 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.

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

cremation servicesHow quickly can a cremation be performed?

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 Florida, there is a mandatory 48-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

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 Brevard county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally at (321) 633-2007.

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 a low-cost cremation at $1,095 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 (321) 215-4844, and we will be happy to try and help you.

*funeral prices obtained from Funeralocity 2022

How to arrange direct Cremation Services in Cape Coral, FL

The shift to cremation is sweeping across the nation as families demand more affordable death care alternatives.  Cremation is now fast becoming a disposition choice for many families in Cape Coral, Florida.

For those families who do not want to overspend on a funeral or do not have the funds for a costly funeral, cremation is a low-cost alternative.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Cape Coral?

These days 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?  The average cost of a traditional funeral is $7,848 (Funeralocity 2022).

So how do cremation costs compare in Cape Coral?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can 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 Cape Coral is $3,200.

Direct cremation services in Cape Coral, FL

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.

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.

A basic direct cremation is available in Cape Coral for $1,095, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,561.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected only cremation service providers who can offer a basic cremation package for just $1,095.

Direct cremation means a family can manage to conduct dignified funeral services for as little as $1,095Cremation costs in Cape Coral FL

Call now on (239) 244-2418 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the $1,095 cremation package?

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 $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued. Possible additional charges can be incurred if the deceased had a pacemaker that must be removed before cremation.  Or if the deceased weighs over 250 pounds.

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.

What if I am unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition. 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 read more about cremation regulations, authorization, and other legal considerations about arranging a cremation in this article about Cremation Laws and How They Affect Arranging a Cremation.

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

What can you do with the 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 among 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 quickly can a cremation be performed?

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 Florida, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

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 Lee county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally: 2440 Thompson St, Fort Myers, FL 33901  Phone: 239-533-7930

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 a low-cost cremation with DFS Memorials is a dignified disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (239) 244-2418, and we will be happy to try and help you.

Arrange Direct Cremation Service in Port St Lucie, FL $1,095

The shift to cremation is sweeping across the nation as families demand more affordable death care alternatives.

Cremation is now quickly becoming a disposition choice for many Port St Lucie, Florida families.

For those families who do not want to overspend on a funeral or do not have the funds for a costly funeral, cremation is a low-cost alternative.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Port St Lucie?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services. A traditional funeral service costs an average of $7,754 in Port St Lucie*.

So how do cremation costs compare in Port St Lucie?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can significantly reduce funeral costs. However, a cremation funeral service will still cost an average of $6,258 in Port St Lucie*.

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

Direct cremation services in Port St Lucie, FL

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, cremated, and the remains returned to the family in a basic urn.

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

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.

A basic direct cremation is available in Port St Lucie for $1,095, although the average price for a direct cremation can be far higher.  To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a licensed direct disposal establishment that can offer a basic cremation package for just $1,095.

Call now at (772) 207-0196 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees added to the cremation package?

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 $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued.

If the deceased was overweight (over 250 pounds) or had a pacemaker, you may incur some additional charges.

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.

direct cremation port st lucieWhat 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 the 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.

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost in Port St Lucie?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service in Port St Lucie.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

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 Florida, there is a mandatory 48-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation in Port St Lucie?

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 St Lucie county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally.

St. Lucie County BOCC 2300 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34982 Phone: (772) 462-1777

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 a low-cost cremation in Port St Lucie at $1,095 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 (772) 207-0196, and we will be happy to try and help you.

Direct cremation cost in San Francisco – $1,195

Check out our guide to cremation costs in San Francisco. Cremation is not only a very popular disposition choice for families in the Bay Area, but it is also a very affordable funeral option today.  In some counties in California around the Bay Area, cremation accounts for over 90% of funerals conducted.

California has always been a ‘progressive’ state, and it seems Californians’ attitudes towards death rituals adopt a modern, and maybe less traditionalist, approach.  Still, what you can buy for your dollar in terms of cremation services can vary significantly, so we have put together this brief guide to help families understand cremation costs and services in San Francisco.

How much does a cremation cost in San Francisco/ the Bay Area?

This is never a straightforward question, as cremation prices vary between different funeral homes in the Bay Area.  The average cost of a cremation is around $9,000 (NFDA 2022), yet the cost for cremation can range from $1,195 to $6,000, depending upon the type of cremation service and the ancillary products.  It is fair to say that even comparing the same cremation service can produce various prices.

Understanding different cremation packages and services

You can customize your cremation service to personally fit your needs, but generally, there are 3 main types of cremation service.

  • Direct or immediate cremation (with no services or ceremony)
  • Cremation funeral services (ceremony held prior to cremation)
  • Cremation Memorial services (ceremony held after cremation)

It is not always easy comparing cremation services because funeral homes either offer a lengthy itemized general price list (GPL) or package together different services/merchandise.  It is important to carefully check exactly what IS included in any cremation package.

It is not uncommon to see a cremation service that appears to be at an affordable price, only to discover that it is not an inclusive price.  A funeral home can add ‘cash advance’ items to a quoted cremation price, and these will be items that the funeral director has to pay out to a third party.  This can include items such as the cremation permit, cremation fee (if the funeral home does not own its own crematory), and death certificates.

It is also wise to carefully check whether such things as additional refrigerated storage is included if the cremation cannot proceed within a certain timeframe or additional fees for transportation and collection.

Visit our Guide to Cremation – Everything from when the deceased is collected to the family receiving the cremated remains, to learn more about the process and steps.

Oversize cremation in the Bay Area

With a growing obesity issue, we are asked about cremations for overweight people more often these days.  A standard cremation is generally suitable for a person weighing up to 250 pounds.  For a person weighing over 250 pounds, an additional fee may be required if the crematory is suitable to handle an oversize person.

cremation-services-bay-areaModern cremation services & life celebration services

Cremation allows for much greater flexibility in how we approach our death care ritual.  If gathering the family together immediately is difficult, a cremation memorial service can be held at a date and time that is convenient.

It also means that a ceremony can be held when the family has had a chance to recover from the immediate shock of the bereavement, allowing for time and reflection to plan a befitting ceremony.  Today we are moving into an era where a life celebration is replacing the traditional funeral – more of an upbeat celebration of a life lived than a somber mourning event.

Families often choose to have the cremation performed and use the services of a celebrant to lead a memorial service.  Some families even opt to arrange their own memorial service – making it totally personalized.

Cremated remains can be shipped anywhere relatively inexpensively, so this also enables more flexibility in funeral services.  Mom or Pop passes in a state to which they retired but can easily and at minimal cost be transported back to their home state for a service and/or interment.

A direct cremation: the lowest cost cremation option in San Francisco

If just a simple, low-cost cremation service is what you require – the no-frills cremation – then a direct cremation is for you.  A direct cremation is where the cremation proceeds without any services, viewing, etc., and then the cremated remains are returned directly to the family.

It is also referred to as an immediate cremation, or many funeral homes in San Francisco will refer to it as a basic or simple cremation.  You can arrange a complete direct cremation within the Bay Area for $1,195.  This includes the collection of the deceased, storage for the mandatory waiting period, completion of all necessary paperwork, a basic cremation container, the cremation process, and returning the cremated remains to the family in a temporary urn.

Direct disposers in San Francisco

California is one of 2 states that licenses direct disposers.  A direct disposer is NOT a licensed funeral home, but he is licensed to conduct only direct cremations.  As they do not have to operate a funeral home, they can operate with a much-reduced overhead, enabling them to offer direct cremations at a reduced price.  However, you should note that this reduced price will reflect the level of service offered.  A direct disposer will not be able to offer any viewing and may add additional fees for incremental services.

cremation plan san franciscoHow do I choose a cremation services provider?

It can be confusing to decide which cremation provider to choose.  There are around 30 funeral homes in San Francisco, so start with your specific criteria to narrow your selection process.

If cost and value are important, you need to seek a low-cost cremation provider.  Generally, corporate funeral homes tend to be more expensive, although even some family-owned funeral homes can be as expensive.  Shop around some and compare costs and services.  Check for reviews and recommendations from family, co-workers, or support networks.

DFS Memorials does some of this for you.  So we check around, compare cremation prices and reviews, and select only reputable funeral homes that offer the best value cremation service to work with the network.

Call DFS Memorials NOW at (415) 286-9121

To arrange a Direct Cremation for $1,195

The deceased had no life insurance: Is there any help with cremation costs in San Francisco?

Any financial assistance available for funerals varies so much by state and county that you really need to speak with your local county human services or social services to find out what, if any, public aid may be available.  They can best advise on what is available and whether or not you would be eligible, depending on your personal circumstances.

There is the $255 Social Security death payment (if you qualify), and veterans qualify for a free grave plot, marker, and flag.  If you have concerns about how you can afford a funeral, then a direct cremation is your cheapest option.

Our $1,195 direct cremation is available throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz & Stanislaus counties.

Selecting Affordable Cremation Services in Kissimmee, FL

The cremation trend is changing the way we think about arranging a funeral.  Cremation has been a popular choice in Florida for a number of years now, especially with a retiree and transient population.

Selecting a simple and affordable direct cremation service package in Kissimmee can be the easiest and least expensive way to conduct disposition services at the place of death before transporting remains.

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

Deciding whether to bury or cremate

Deciding whether to bury or cremate is a personal choice, but for some families, the decision is dictated by the budget they have for a funeral.   A cremation service will cost less than a traditional burial funeral.  On average, a cremation service is going to 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. 

Also, 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.

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 funeral cost in Kissimmee?

This is not a simple question to answer, as funeral costs can range significantly depending on the type of services and products selected and the funeral services provider used.  Online funeral price surveys suggest that the average cost of a funeral in Kissimmee is $7,295.*

How much does a cremation cost in Kissimmee?

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 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 Kissimmee vary considerably between funeral homes, cremation service providers, and direct disposal establishments, 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 $3,973*. However, it is possible to find much lower-priced cremation services in Kissimmee.

How much is a direct cremation in Kissimmee, FL?

A basic cremation can be conducted in Kissimmee for as little as $1,095 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.  If desired, the family can arrange a brief final goodbye viewing at the funeral home.

Call DFS Memorials now at (407) 720-8865 to arrange a low-cost cremation for $995

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 any additional services, which is the cheapest type of cremation package.  You can have a full-service funeral that is 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.

Visit our page on What Happens During the Cremation Process – for a full explanation of cremation every step of the way. From when your loved one is collected to when you receive the cremated remains.

How to compare cremation costs in Kissimmee, FL

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.  Some cremation service providers include crematory fees and cremation container costs in a direct cremation package, and others do not always include these fees.  Death certificate fees and cremation permits are often additional ‘cash advance’ items.

How 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 have to 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 Florida

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 Florida before the cremation can proceed.

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

What can we do with the cremated remains?

Cremation offers greater flexibility in what you can do with the cremated remains once you have 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.

You can also opt to hold an Ash Scattering Memorial Tribute. Visit our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremated Remains to learn more.

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

Sadly, more folks are passing away without leaving the means to pay for their funeral.  If a family member has died and you are faced with this situation, you need to explore what help may be available to you.

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 do offer some financial assistance to low-income families, whereas in other counties, only county indigent dispositions are conducted.  You should contact Osceola County Human Services Department to find out what may be available.

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

If the deceased was the victim of a crime, or there were unusual circumstances surrounding the death, 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: Osceola County Medical Examiner1401 Lucerne Ter, Orlando, FL 32806 Phone: (407) 836-9400

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 Kissimmee, FL.  If you need to research more information on funeral planning, please visit the Funeral Resources section on US Funerals Online.

*Funeral prices obtained from Funeralocity 2022

$1,095 Simple cremation in Melbourne, FL

If you have an immediate or imminent need for affordable cremation in Melbourne, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $1,095.

Are you looking for a simple ‘no fuss’ direct cremation service package?

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.

The DFS Memorials provider in Melbourne – Mortuary Services of Florida is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

What is included in the 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 a death certificate and cremation permit
  • A cardboard cremation container for the cremation process
  • The cremation process
  • Return the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn

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

 Are there any extra costs?

The only 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 Florida are $5 for the 1st certificate and $4 for each additional copy at present.

If the deceased weighs over 250 pounds or has a pacemaker that must be removed, you may incur an additional charge for this.

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

Yes, of course.  You can arrange a memorial service once 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 the cremation urn present. Or conduct a memorial without the cremation urn, or hold an Ash Scattering Memorial.

A memorial funeral service can also take the shape of an ash scattering ceremony, candlelit vigil, or tribute.  We have useful resources to help you plan and make your memorial tributes in our Memorialization section.

Comparing cremation costs in Melbourne, FL

As cremation is becoming a popular choice for residents of Melbourne, several cremation service providers are serving Brevard 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 Melbourne is $5,182, and the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,334*  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 Melbourne is $6,595.*

cheap cremation Melbourne, FLHow can you save money when arranging a cremation service in Melbourne?

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is.

In Melbourne, a direct cremation can be conducted for $1,095 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 Melbourne, FL.

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 48-hour mandatory wait period after death before the cremation can go ahead.

What help is there with cremation costs in Melbourne?

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, and this can vary by county.   Check out Brevard County Assistance Programs. 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940 Phone: (321) 633-2007

How do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office at Brevard County Health Department,2575 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Suite 104, Merritt Island, FL 32953 Phone: (321) 454-7163

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

If there were circumstances surrounding the death that led to the deceased being taken to the County Coroner’s office, 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.

The County Coroner’s office is at 1750 Cedar St, Rockledge, FL 32955 Phone: (321) 633-1981

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local DFS Memorials cremation services provider at (321) 215-4844 with any further questions you have or to make immediate arrangements for a low-cost cremation service.

*Cost data obtained from Funeralocity 2022

What does a direct cremation cost in Deltona, FL – $995

Today more and more families are deciding they want a simple and more affordable funeral option.  Be it that they cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars on a funeral or simply want a ‘no fuss’ alternative.  Direct cremation is the cheapest funeral alternative in Deltona.

For those families in Deltona who do not want to overspend on a funeral or cannot afford a costly funeral, cremation is a low-cost alternative.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Deltona?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people are now realizing they can price-shop for funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?  The Internet offers a great tool to research funeral costs from the comfort of your own home.

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Deltona is $5,985*.

So how do cremation costs compare in Deltona?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can therefore 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 Deltona is $2,940*.

Direct cremation services in Deltona, FL

Direct cremation is the funeral 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, cremated, and the remains returned to the family in a basic urn.

Cremation prices in Deltona FLDirect cremation offers families in Deltona 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, interment in a cremation niche, or scattering garden. A basic direct cremation is available in Deltona for $995.

Call now at (386) 319-0779 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

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 $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued.

Visit our Guide to Cremation Services – What you need to know about service options, the cremation process, and the legalities to consider when opting for a cremation.

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.

What 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.ash scattering detona

What can you do with the 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.

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost in Deltona?

Yes.  You can preplan a simple direct cremation service.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

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 Florida, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

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 Volusia county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally: Volusia County DFCS, 107 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Phone: (386) 423-3309

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 a low-cost cremation at $995 with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

What is the service area around Deltona?

The $995 direct cremation package is in Deltona and surrounding counties.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (386) 319-0779, and we will be happy to try and help you.

*funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey website 2022

Guide to affordable Cremation Services in Waukegan, IL

Do you need to save money on funeral costs?  Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive alternative to a traditional funeral service?  

Consider arranging a simple cremation service for $1,165 complete.  If you opt for a simple, no-fuss direct cremation and you hold your own memorial service, you can save thousands of dollars on funeral expenses!

Deciding on cremation vs. burial

Making the decision to bury or cremate is a personal choice.  For some families, the decision is dictated by the budget they have for a funeral, and a cremation service will cost less than a traditional burial funeral.

On average, a cremation service is going to 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 to handle the immediate disposition of the body, and then a memorial service can be held at a later date convenient to the family.

How much does a funeral cost in Waukegan?

This is not a simple question to answer, as funeral costs can range significantly depending on the type of services and products selected and the funeral services provider used.  Although, online funeral prices surveys put the average cost of a funeral in Waukegan at $6,915.

How much does a cremation cost in Waukegan?

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 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 Waukegan 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 $3,970*. However, it is possible to find much lower-priced cremation services in Waukegan.

Cremation Memorial ServiceHow much is a direct cremation in Waukegan, IL?

A basic cremation can be conducted in Waukegan for as little as $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.  If desired, the family can arrange a brief final goodbye viewing at the funeral home.

Call DFS Memorials now at (815) 216-4601 to arrange a low-cost cremation service.

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 any additional services, which is the cheapest type of cremation package.  You can have a full-service funeral that is 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 Waukegan, IL

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.  Some cremation service providers include crematory fees and cremation container costs in a direct cremation package, and others do not always include these fees.  Death certificate fees and cremation permits are often additional ‘cash advance’ items.

How do I know that the cremated remains I get back are my loved one’s remains?

This is probably the most common cremation question we are asked.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks have to 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 Waukegan

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.  There is a mandatory wait period of 24 after death in Illinois before the cremation can proceed.

It is unnecessary to embalm a body for cremation, and refrigerated storage is used to preserve the body until it is performed.  The funeral home will generally store the body for up to 5 days in refrigerated storage 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.  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

You can lock in a low-cost cremation price if you wish to preplan a simple cremation. This may depend upon your age at the time of 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 having to worry 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?

Sadly, more folks are passing without leaving the means to pay for their funeral.  If you are faced with this situation, you need to explore what help may be available to you.  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 do 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 Lake County Human Services Department at Phone: (708) 338-7600

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 Lake county coroner’s office: 26 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

We hope this 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 Waukegan, 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 online funeral price comparison survey 2022

Arranging an affordable cremation in Chicago, IL

Do you need to know how to arrange a dignified funeral at an affordable cost? We have put together this guide to help you understand how you can save thousands by arranging an affordable cremation in Chicago.

In fact, you can arrange a simple, basic cremation for just $1,165 complete.

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Chicago is $6,964*, and this does not include cemetery costs, so it is understandable that many families today are looking for more affordable alternatives.  Cremation is now becoming the preferred, more affordable option to conduct a dignified yet simple funeral service at a fraction of the full cost of a traditional funeral.

Why choose cremation services?

Cremation offers an inexpensive and flexible alternative to a burial service. Choosing cremation services can save you 40% to 60% (or sometimes more) on the cost of traditional burial services. This is because a casket is not required, or embalming (unless required), and there is no immediate need for a cemetery plot or burial vault.

Eliminating just these few products and services saves thousands of dollars alone.

A cremation can offer a more flexible alternative that can accommodate families who have moved from their home state or when a funeral cannot be held straight away. Cremation also offers a greater range of personalization options with a whole array of ash-scattering ceremony possibilities and various cremation artifact products.

Cremation optionsWhat different cremation alternatives do I have?

There are 3 main types of cremation service options:

Cremation Funeral – where the funeral service is held with the deceased present, and a cremation is conducted after the service.

Cremation Memorial – where the cremation is conducted before a memorial service is held.  This can be with or without the cremated remains present and can often take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony.

Direct Cremation – This is where the deceased is cremated with no services, and the remains are given back to the family.  There are some variances around these 3 main options, such as a private viewing before the cremation, an observed cremation, or a graveside interment of a cremation urn. Read our post “Understanding Direct Cremation: What is a direct cremation?” to learn more.

To learn more about Cremation Services – Read our Complete Guide to Cremation, everything you need to know from when the deceased arrives at the crematory to the family receiving the cremated remains back.  This guide covers the cremation process, regulations and laws, and authorization & ID requirements.

How much does a cremation cost in Chicago?

The cost of a cremation can vary considerably.  This will depend upon the type of cremation service you opt for and the cremation services provider you select.  The average cost of a cremation memorial service is $3,948*, depending upon the length of service held and what kind of casket you purchase or rent.

The average cost of a direct cremation is $1,949*, although a direct cremation package can be conducted for just $1,165 with DFS Memorials.

Direct cremation services in Chicago, IL

If you are working to a budget for your funeral expenses, you may wish to consider a direct cremation.  A direct cremation is the cheapest cremation option.  The funeral services provider does everything to take care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, but no viewing or services are held.

The deceased is cremated in a simple cremation container, and then the cremated remains are made available for the family or for collection (or if requested, delivered/mailed).

A direct cremation can be arranged online or by phone without any need for you to visit a funeral home.  For your best price on a direct cremation, contact your DFS Memorials provider in Chicago at (773) 901-1564, who offers a complete direct cremation package for just $1,165. This makes direct cremation the most affordable cremation option in Chicago.

How do I choose a cremation services provider?

This can sometimes be daunting when there are several funeral homes to choose between.  It may help to set yourself some clear criteria to help you select the provider that best suits your needs.

Which funeral service provider you select can be influenced by what facilities and services they offer or your budget.

As we have highlighted, costs can vary significantly between funeral homes for the same service.  For this reason, we recommend you compare some costs before deciding.

Comparing cremation costs in Chicago, IL

All funeral homes have a general price list (GPL), which should itemize all services and charges.  Legally a funeral home must provide you with a copy of their GPL if you request cremation price information, either in person or by phone.

According to funeral price research surveys in Chicago, the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,949. However, some cremation providers can arrange a direct cremation for less than this.  DFS Memorials offer a direct cremation service for $1,165.

When comparing costs and services, check what IS included, especially with a budget direct cremation package.  Is a copy of the death certificate included?  Is the cremation permit an additional cash advance item or included?  What about if an out-of-hours collection is required? Is there an additional daily refrigeration charge if the cremation does not proceed after 48 hours?

Death certificates cost $19.00 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional death certificate required.  You should also note that the county coroner may charge a fee if they are required to sign the death certificate.

What legally do I need to know about arranging a cremation in Chicago?

You need to be aware of a few legal requirements if you are considering cremation. Firstly, the legal next-of-kin must all sign the ‘Cremation Authorization Form’ before a cremation can proceed.

Illinois has a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before the cremation can proceed. Before a cremation can go ahead, the doctor must sign and fill out the cause of death, and the county health department must issue a permit to cremate.  The deceased will be refrigerated during this period and longer if required. However, you should be aware that many cremation packages will only include refrigeration for up to 5 days and will charge you a daily rate thereon.

Death certificates and permits are considered ‘cash advance’ items and are not generally included in a quoted cremation price.  The funeral director will generally obtain the death certificates on your behalf.

Can I preplan an affordable cremation in Chicago?

Yes, you can prearrange a cremation.  Advance planning can help ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and save your surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death.

There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider.  A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at a low cost to ensure your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.

What can we do with the cremated remains?

As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains.  You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!

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

Sadly there is little financial aid that supports those families that find themselves struggling with funeral costs.  Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent.

Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county.  You would need to make inquiries with Cook County Human Services Department at 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602. Phone: (312) 443-5500 to find out if any assistance is available to you.

Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens.  A low-cost direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,165. Call (773) 901-1564 now to arrange an affordable cremation in Chicago.

What is “no-cost cremation”?

Some funeral homes now offer this option in Chicago.  This is referring to whole body donation whereby after the donation is complete, the remains are cremated (free of charge) and then returned to the family or scattered.   Generally, funeral homes can get a referral fee from the whole body donation organization and sometimes charge a transportation fee.

Cremation Chicago, ILHow do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office at Cook County Clerk 69 W. Washington, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60602 

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.

Hopefully, this guide has answered some of your questions and helped you understand how to save costs on a cremation.  If you would like to read more extensively about cremation planning, please visit the Funeral Resources section on US Funerals Online.

*Prices obtained from online funeral price comparison survey 2022

$1,165 Complete direct cremation in Aurora, IL

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.

Cremation Memorial ServicesCan 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?

Saving on cremation costsIf 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