Direct Cremation Services in Indianapolis – $750

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

How much does a cremation cost in Indianapolis?

This is the question that most families want to know. As a nation of price-conscious consumers, we expect to check prices and compare deals. The purchase of funeral services is no different. Traditionally families felt it was inappropriate to make funeral price inquiries, but today this is changing.

A traditional funeral can cost around $9,000 (NFDA 2021) and does NOT include cemetery costs. Many families today cannot afford an amount like $10,000 to pay for a funeral. A cremation will cost at least half this amount, if not less, depending upon the type of cremation services selected and the crematory.

A basic cremation can cost anywhere between $750 and $4,000. To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a family-owned cremation services provider in Indianapolis who can offer a basic cremation package for just $750. Affordable cremation memorial and full-service cremation packages are also available.

Call now on (317) 207-6929 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Cremation services in Indianapolis

There are different types of cremation services, so it is possible to arrange whatever type of funeral service you require – from a simple cremation to a full traditional funeral or unique ‘life celebration’ events. A great thing about cremation is that it opens up so many possibilities for memorialization.

Direct cremation services in Indianapolis

indianapolis-cremation-servicesA direct cremation is probably the fastest-growing type of cremation service. Many of the DFS Memorials providers report that 80% of the cremations they do are direct cremations. A direct cremation is the industry term for a basic cremation with no services. The deceased is collected, and transported to the crematory/funeral home, the legal paperwork completed, and the cremation performed. The cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn. Most funeral homes offering a direct cremation package offer an inclusive price, where only cash advance items such as the death certificate and cremation permit fee are additional to the direct cremation package cost. Be sure to check this when consulting with a funeral home.

Arranging a direct cremation helps the family take care of the immediate disposition of the deceased in a dignified and economical way. This simple, ‘no fuss’ approach to death care is becoming more popular, with many families arranging their memorial service or ash scattering ceremony once the cremated remains are returned. Why pay thousands of dollars to a funeral director when you can conduct your own personalized service for a fraction of this cost?

Why is cremation so much cheaper than a traditional funeral?

There are a number of significant funeral merchandise items that are not required for cremation. No casket is required for cremation – a suitable cremation container is all that is required by law. No burial vault or cemetery plot is needed, and in most cases, the body is not embalmed. This eliminates thousands of dollars in funeral costs. Many families are now opting for direct cremation (the cheapest cremation) because they can then arrange their own funeral service once they have the cremation ashes back. With the decline in traditionalism and the rise in personalization, more families are opting to arrange something different as a life tribute.

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 along the way. The cremation retort has to 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.

Not all funeral homes have their own crematory and sub their cremations to a local crematory. If you have concerns about the continuity of care offered throughout the cremation process, you may wish to choose a funeral home with their own crematory, so your loved one’s remains never leave their care!

direct-cremationWhat 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 prefer to have all children sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation. For further questions about direct cremation in Indianapolis, call your local provider at (317) 207-6929.

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, just 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 even enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or choose to 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.

Is it possible to preplan a low-cost cremation?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service. This is generally funded through an insurance product covering this cost when the need arises. All monies are secured in a trust fund. Call your local DFS provider now at (317) 207-6929 to discuss pre-planning options.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

For a direct cremation in Indianapolis, it will generally take 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 many states, a mandatory 24-hour wait period must occur after death, but this does not apply in Indiana.

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

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   Indiana has a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which will contribute $400 towards cemetery costs and $600 towards funeral costs. However, you do need to qualify for this support. You would need to contact Marion County Human Services to find out more.

What is the service area around Indianapolis?

The $750 direct cremation package is available throughout all of Greater Indianapolis and surrounding counties.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (317) 207-6929.

Cremation costs in Louisville, KY – $750 direct cremation

The high costs of dying are leading more families to consider cremation as a less expensive alternative to a traditional funeral. Yet trying to compare the differences in cremation costs between different funeral service providers in Louisville can be a daunting and time-consuming task.

Not all funeral homes even opt to provide cremation prices on their websites, and even when you call a funeral home, you cannot always get a straight answer about funeral costs.

This article runs through how cremation can save you money on your overall funeral costs and explains how arranging a simple direct cremation can save you thousands of dollars. We compare a few of the lead providers of affordable cremation services in Louisville and provide tips on how to do your own memorialization and claim any financial assistance available.

How can you save money arranging a cremation?

Although Kentucky is still a more traditional state in favor of burial, high funeral costs and difficult economic times have given many families no choice but to opt for cremation.

The average traditional funeral costs around $9,000 (NFDA 2021), and this does NOT include cemetery costs. So a burial funeral can amount to between $10,000 and $15,000. Not many families have $10,000 to hand if their lost loved one had not made provision for his/her funeral arrangements!

A cremation can immediately remove the need for expensive cemetery property. A burial plot is not required, nor is a burial vault. No casket is needed for the cremation. [Some funeral service providers offer rental caskets for those wishing to hold a viewing or service before the cremation] And no embalming is necessary.

Eliminating these few products and services can reduce your funeral bill by thousands of dollars.

So how much does a cremation cost in Louisville?

Good question! And this largely depends on what kind of cremation service you require and, more importantly, which cremation services provider you select. The cost for a cremation service WILL differ significantly for the same service from different funeral homes!

There are several options with a cremation service that can determine how much it will cost. A cremation funeral service (where a funeral service is held before the cremation is conducted) is likely to cost in the region of $2,500 to $4,500. Costs will depend upon whether a casket is purchased or rented for the purpose of the funeral ceremony and other ancillary costs such as memorial stationery, flowers, etc.

A cremation with a viewing beforehand can be facilitated for those families that wish to have an opportunity to say a final goodbye but do not wish to have a formal service. Again rental caskets, or slumber beds, can make this a fairly inexpensive option.

What is the difference between a cremation funeral and a cremation memorial service?

direct-cremationA cremation memorial service is where the cremation is conducted before a memorial service is held. Your funeral home can provide the memorial ceremony as part of their services but will charge you for this. The price for a cremation memorial service in Louisville is likely to be in the region of $2,500 to $3,500.

A cremation memorial service (being that the deceased is already cremated) can be more flexible. It does not have to be held immediately, as the body is not present, and it offers the opportunity for unique personalization.

A memorial service does not have to be conducted by, or at, a funeral home. A ceremony in memory of the deceased or an ash-scattering ceremony can be held anywhere and led by family members and friends, a funeral celebrant, or clergy.

Arranging to have a cremation performed and then conducting the memorial service yourself can be a significant way to save on overall funeral costs. It can also make for a much more personal tribute to a lost loved one. Visit our section on ‘Memorialization Options’ to read more about how you can create your memorial tributes.

How to arrange a cremation for $750 in Louisville

A direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option that a cremation services provider offers. It is a simple, basic cremation without any services or ceremony. Many funeral homes do not actively promote that they offer such a basic service because, of course, they want you to spend more! They even include it in their general price list (GPL) at the very bottom!

Direct cremation includes everything to take care of the deceased and have the body cremated [but may not include county fees such as death certificate and cremation permit]. A death certificate in Louisville costs $6.00 each.

Low-cost cremation in Louisville

Several cremation service providers offer low-cost direct cremation in Louisville. As you will see from the chart below, the price for a direct cremation can vary significantly depending on the provider.

DFS Memorials offers the best value direct cremation package at $750. To arrange a low-cost cremation today, or if you have any questions about cremation in Louisville, call now on (502) 219-4474.

Comparing cremation costs in Louisville, KY

To assist families in comparing cremation costs, we have conducted a direct cremation price comparison with a select number of funeral homes and cremation services providers in Louisville.

Provider Direct cremation price
Herman Meyer Funeral Home $3,025
Webb Funeral Home $1,450
Neurath & Schoppenhorst Funeral Home $1,350
Newcomer Funeral Homes $1,195
Highlands Funeral Home $1,095
Ratterman Grand Chapels $1,075
Cremation Society of Kentucky $1,070
Heritage Cremation Services $995
DFS Memorials Louisville $750

Disclaimer: This direct cremation cost information was obtained from providers in March 2021.  This is an ‘at-need’ price. The price quoted is for a bundled “direct cremation” package but does not typically include any cash advance items such as county permits or death certificates. Prices are posted to help families make informed decisions. However, periodically providers change their prices. We make every effort to ensure the prices are accurate, but prices must be verified directly with the listed funeral home.

A “direct cremation package” includes the following:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death and transportation to the funeral facility or crematory
  • Shelter of the deceased whilst the legal documentation is completed
  • Filing of all necessary documents (death certificate, county cremation permit)
  • A basic cremation container
  • The crematory fee
  • Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation receptacle

Note: Additional fees may apply for a residential collection or additional services/products added to the items listed above.

Hopefully, this information can assist families in making decisions about selecting an affordable cremation provider.

I can’t afford a funeral. Is there any help with cremation costs in Louisville?

Sadly we are asked this question all too often these days! With more families struggling financially, it can be crippling to be faced with unexpected funeral expenses. If qualifying, there is a $255 Social Security death benefit payment, and there are benefits for veterans. Each state has its own budget and governance for dealing with indigent funerals, although much funding has been axed in recent years. You can try contacting your local county Social or Human Services to inquire if any financial aid is available locally. This article on ‘How to Pay for a Funeral’ also covers some of the other ways that you can gain support towards funeral costs.

DFS Memorials of Louisville services families in Bullitt, Jefferson, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby & Spencer Counties. If you are concerned about funeral costs, call us today at (502) 219-4474 and let us help you arrange a dignified direct cremation for just $750.00.

Affordable cremation services in Bloomington, Indiana

Cremation is increasing in popularity in Indiana.  It offers an efficient and inexpensive funeral alternative.  The interest in cremation has prompted families to seek out information on cremation in their area, especially to find out about cremation costs and cremation procedures. This article can hopefully answer some of your questions about cremation services in Bloomington.

What types of cremation services are available?

Just as with a funeral service, there is a range of options for arranging a cremation service. You can opt for a simple cremation or a full traditional funeral followed by a cremation.

Cremation offers families greater flexibility as a cremation can be conducted following death, and then the funeral service can be arranged at a later date more suitable to the family.  Cremated remains can also be simply transported to another location for interment should this be required.

A basic cremation generally does NOT include any services or ceremony, a cremation funeral service is where the deceased is present during the service, and a cremation follows, and a cremation memorial service is where the ceremony is held after the cremation, with or without the cremated remains present.

How much does a cremation service cost in Bloomington?

The price of a cremation will vary between funeral homes in Bloomington.  The NFDA* surveyed the average funeral cost at $7,848 in 2021, which does not include any cemetery costs.  In contrast, the average cost of a cremation is $2,250, according to the Cremation Association of North America.

Cremation service costs in Bloomington start at $850 for a basic, simple cremation but can range to $3,500 for a cremation with a service.

Who can authorize a cremation?

The legal next of kin is required to authorize a cremation, and cremation cannot proceed without this signature.   In Indiana, it is now law (2009) that you can authorize your own cremation ahead of time by filling in an Indiana Designated Agent funeral planning form.  This can save the important decision having to be made by next of kin when the time comes, prevents any dispute between family members, and ensures your wishes are met.  Once the cremation authorization form is signed and complete, the funeral director can obtain a permit to cremate.

bloomington-cremation-servicesHow do I know that I am getting back the remains of my loved one?

Many families ask this very valid question when first considering cremation.  There are very strict protocols that govern how cremation is conducted by a funeral home or crematory, and all cremation operatives are accordingly trained.  Human remains MUST be cremated individually, and the chamber (cremation retort) cleared completely before the next cremation.

An ID tagging process is employed, and checks are made each step of the way.  This ensures that the cremated remains you receive back are those of your loved one and nothing more!

Who offers the best cremation prices in Bloomington?

Our DFS Memorials provider offers the best cremation service price in Bloomington.  We would challenge you to find a direct cremation for less!  As a full-service funeral home, our provider can assist you with cremation memorial services – all available at the best prices.

DFS Memorials Bloomington – Direct cremation $850

Call (812) 213-2009

Cremation and personalization

Cremation offers families a wonderful opportunity in how we can personalize and memorialize our lost loved ones.  Of course, cremated remains can be kept close for those that would prefer to have their loved one nearby – whether in a keepsake urn, a cremation diamond, or other cremation artifacts – or the possibilities for ash scattering are almost limitless.

Read this article on Ash Scattering for more information on what options are available and sensible guidelines for how to scatter.

Cremation niches or columbariums are now available in most cemeteries.  These offer a small interment site, generally above ground, where a cremation urn can be interred.  Many cemeteries will also facilitate the opening and closing of an existing family plot to inter a cremation urn if required.  There are fees for this, though.  Cremation niches can cost anywhere between $500 and $5,000, so as with funeral costs, it is imperative to shop around and compare costs.

*NFDA – National Association of Funeral Directors

Guide to Cremation costs in Orlando, FL

We have put together this short cremation information guide to help families research and compare cremation costs in Orlando.  Cremation is the preferred disposition choice of families in Florida, and fortunately, this has made the cremation market quite competitive.  We have outlined below a cremation price comparison of funeral homes in Orlando to help you understand how the cost of a cremation can vary.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Orlando?

This is a question that many funeral consumers are asking today.  We have all become more discerning consumers, and today we approach the purchase of a funeral as no different from any large purchase.  We expect to be able to check and compare prices and find a ‘best value’ funeral service.

The average cost of a cremation in Orlando is in the region of $1,800 if you take into account the full-service funeral homes.  However, many funeral homes and direct disposers offer low-cost cremation services, and it is possible to arrange a direct cremation in Orlando for $995.

How do I choose a Cremation Package?

When comparing cremation costs and services, you must compare like-for-like services.  Some funeral homes will package services to simplify families’ selection process.  However, not all funeral homes include the same services/products in a funeral package, so be careful to check this.

Direct cremation in Orlando

A direct cremation proves the cheapest way to conduct a cremation disposition.  It is otherwise known as an immediate cremation or sometimes referred to as a basic or simple cremation.  It just means that the funeral home handles the cremation-servicescremation without providing any ceremony or other services.

The deceased is collected and sheltered for the mandatory waiting period while the cremation documentation is processed and the cremation is conducted using a simple cremation container.  Afterward, the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary cremation urn.

Direct cremation presents a simple, no-fuss means to conduct a cremation at the time of death, allowing the family to gather at a later date/time to conduct their own memorial services.  It is popular in Florida, where many retirees and snowbirds may simply wish to have their remains shipped back to family in their home state.  It also facilitates a low-cost funeral alternative for families who cannot afford an elaborate funeral and need to keep funeral costs as low as possible.  A direct cremation is a no less dignified alternative to a traditional funeral.

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.

How do I choose a cremation provider in Orlando?

Choosing a cremation services provider can be difficult, especially if the family has not had any chance to preplan a cremation option.  If you are looking to find a cremation service on the news of the loss of a loved one, this decision can be even harder when you are grieving and have to make a timely decision.

It can help you to select which funeral home to choose if you outline some criteria about the type of cremation service you require.  Do be aware of the distinction between selecting a funeral home or a direct disposer.  A direct disposer will generally not have a funeral home establishment and cannot offer such services as a viewing, visitation, or funeral services.  Sometimes families’ opt for a direct cremation but then choose to add on a private family viewing or a short goodbye service.

It can help to contact more than one funeral home to inquire and check cremation prices and services.  This will help to give you a better idea of how providers compare and give you a feel for what kind of service level you can expect.

How can you save money by arranging a cremation?

A cremation WILL save you money!  Generally, a cremation costs at least half the cost of a traditional burial service.  There is no need for a casket, embalming, a burial vault, or a full-size cemetery plot.  A cremation with a full service can usually be conducted for between $3,000 – $5,000, depending upon casket choices and other ancillary services.  However, as outlined above, you can arrange a simple cremation for under $1,000.  Other ways you can save money are to conduct your own memorial service and/or make your own memorial tributes.

Low-cost cremation in Orlando

There are a number of low-cost cremation providers serving the Orlando area.  DFS Memorials only works with a local licensed direct disposal establishment that offers a complete direct cremation service with no hidden extras.

DFS Memorials – Call (407) 710-8865 

Simple Cremation  $995

Is there any help with cremation costs in Orlando?

Sadly we are asked this question so often today!  There is limited financial aid to help families with funeral costs.  All states/counties have different rules and budgets for the public aid level (if any).  If you are struggling financially and worried about how you can pay for a funeral, you may wish to try consulting your county social services or human services.   The state is responsible for dealing with indigent burials, but this is generally just for those individuals who become the responsibility of the state.

Social Security will pay a lump sum death benefit of $255 to those that qualify, and veterans are entitled to certain benefits.  Union, church, and charity organizations may assist a family with fundraising to pay for funeral expenses.  If finances are a concern – the most important thing is to try and keep your funeral costs down as much as possible.

Read our Complete Guide to Ash Scattering for guidance on How to Safely Scatter Cremated Remains and Discover Ash Scattering Options.

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Understanding funeral & cremation costs in Los Angeles, CA – $750 direct cremation

Funeral costs are a concern for many families today.  Not only can many of us not afford an elaborate and expensive funeral, but more people are deciding that they want something more simple and affordable.  It can seem overwhelming trying to work out exactly what a funeral will cost in Los Angeles, and work out your options, especially if you have just lost a loved one.  So we have put together this guide to help you understand funeral costs in Los Angeles and, more importantly, how to save money arranging a funeral or cremation.

How much does a funeral cost in Los Angeles?

This is a question that funeral directors often seem to sidestep answering!  Instead, they like to regale you with stories of how many generations they have been in business, or how excellent they are at providing ‘special’ ceremonies.  I have no doubt that this is true BUT this still does not always justify their pricing.  If a funeral director cannot simply answer a question about price…it should ring alarm bells!

The average cost of a funeral is $7,640 (according to the National Association of Funeral Directors 2019), and this does not include any cemetery costs.  So a traditional funeral is likely to cost you somewhere in the region of $6,000 to $10,000.  Today when 64% of families are now living paycheck to paycheck (CNBC March 2022), it is hardly surprising that paying out this amount for a funeral can seem insurmountable.

So how can you save money by arranging a cremation?

A cremation is likely to save you at least half the cost of a traditional burial funeral.  You immediately save on some of the largest outlays associated with a funeral.  With cremation, there is no need for a casket, embalming, a burial vault, cemetery plot, or full-size grave marker.  Eliminating these funeral merchandise items alone can save you a few thousand dollars!  Another way that cremation can save money is that it is possible to hold a memorial service (with the cremated remains present) without having to go ahead with a funeral ceremony immediately.  This can allow families time to make decisions.  Often this can mean that money-saving options can be more thoroughly explored.  Some families even choose to conduct their own memorial service, which can save on venue and staff costs, plus it also makes a service so much more personalized.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Los Angeles?

It is important to understand that cremation prices do differ quite considerably between different funeral homes in Los Angeles.  For this reason, an ‘average’ cremation cost has to be put into the perspective of what kind of cremation services are being assessed.  The average cost of a cremation is $2,250 [CANA] for a cremation with a ceremony and a mid-range urn.    However, cheaper cremation options are available as outlined below, and you can arrange a cremation in Los Angeles for as little as $750 complete.

Choosing a Cremation Package

A funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service.  In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price.

Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package.  There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service.  The difference is that with a direct cremation there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterward.  A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present and the cremation is conducted after the service.  A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first and a memorial service is held with the cremation urn present.

Arranging a direct cremation in Los Angeles

A direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option.  It is sometimes referred to as simple or basic cremation or called an immediate cremation.  It means that just a basic disposition service is offered.  The deceased is collected, prepared for cremation, all the necessary documentation completed, the cremation process goes ahead, and then the cremated remains are returned to the family (generally in a temporary urn).

How do I choose a cremation provider in Los Angeles?

Choosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require.  If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need a funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony and that is in a good location for your family.

If you have decided upon a simple direct cremation at the most affordable price, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers a direct cremation at a low cost.  The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held.  And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.

The DFS Memorials provider for Los Angeles is an established funeral home with facilities for ceremonies.  DFS Memorials offers families a low-cost alternative in Los Angeles.

DFS Memorials LOS ANGELES  (323) 798-9055 Call with any questions you may have

Direct Cremation $750 complete  – – Immediate Burial $1,250

How do cremation providers compare in Los Angeles

It is always wise to shop around and compare services and costs.  We do it in any other large purchase we make – so why not when purchasing end-of-life services?  You will no doubt be surprised by how much the cost of funeral services can vary between funeral homes in Los Angeles.  At DFS Memorials we conducted research to find the best cremation prices in Los Angeles to save you the task of phoning round to compare prices.  This way we can save you the hassle when you are emotionally fragile.

Visit our comprehensive Guide to Cremation Costs and Services in California for further reading on cremation near you.

What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with cremation costs in Los Angeles?

An individual passing without any insurance and surviving family struggling to meet funeral costs is becoming a more regular occurrence.  Public aid can be a little patchy depending upon where you are but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if there is any financial assistance near you.   The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of the State but there are general eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.

There is also the $255 Social Security lump-sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith, and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.

DFS Memorials Los Angeles serves families throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County.

Arranging a low cost cremation in Ft. Lauderdale $795

Cremation is a very popular disposition choice in Florida, and this brief guide aims to help you arrange a simple cremation for the low cost of $795 complete in Fort Lauderdale.

There are so many cremation service options and providers to choose from that it can be very overwhelming. At DFS Memorials we only work with licensed, reputable local cremation providers, and we specifically select a provider who can offer affordability and quality service.

How much does a cremation cost in Fort Lauderdale?

This is the million-dollar question. As cremation is so popular in Florida, and the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area is such a built-up area with a huge population, the cremation market is very competitive.

Cremation costs can vary quite significantly though, depending upon the type of cremation service you select, and the service provider. The Cremation Association of North America quotes the average cost of cremation at $3,200, although it is easy to arrange a cremation for much less. Cremation prices in Ft, Lauderdale can range between $795 and $2,200.

What is a direct cremation?

direct-cremationA direct cremation is the simplest (and most economical) cremation option. It is a cremation without any services or ceremony. The deceased is collected from the place of death, transferred to the funeral location, and prepared for cremation. All the necessary paperwork is completed, and the cremation is conducted. The cremated remains are returned directly to the family in a temporary cremation urn.

Can I still have a service with a direct cremation in Fort Lauderdale?

Yes, of course! You can add services to a direct cremation if you wish. So you could opt to add a viewing or a private family ID. Many families choose to conduct memorial services once they have the cremated remains returned from the crematory. You can use the services of a life celebrant or your minister to deliver memorial services, or (as more families are choosing) opt to arrange your own services. This obviously can save you a lot of money off the full cost of a funeral service in Fort Lauderdale.

If you are in need of a low-cost cremation in Fort Lauderdale or have any questions about arranging a cremation service in Fort Lauderdale, call now on (954) 281-7747. We are here 24/7 to provide assistance to your family.

What is the cost of a cremation in Milwaukee?

Are you looking for the most affordable cremation option?  Do you want to know what a cremation costs in Milwaukee?  Then read on to find out more about cremation prices and options in Milwaukee.

This brief article can help you understand how to save money when arranging a cremation and ensure you are not overpaying for a funeral.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Milwaukee?

The average cost of a cremation is $3,725* for cremation, which includes a service and a standard cremation urn.  Now average prices for cremation do not necessarily reflect the actual price you can obtain a cremation for, as cremation costs do vary between different funeral homes in Milwaukee.  You CAN obtain a basic cremation (without any services) for much less than this. A direct cremation can be conducted for just $1,395.

Comparing cremation costs in Milwaukee

It IS important to shop around and compare cremation prices between funeral homes today to ensure that you have obtained the best price cremation possible.  As I have just mentioned above, you will find that cremation costs can range in thousands of dollars from different providers.  Telephoning around or conducting online research on cremation pricing can be time-consuming and quite an overwhelming task.  That is why we have conducted our own cremation cost research, so you don’t have to!  A simple direct cremation can be arranged in Milwaukee for $1,395.00

cremation-milwaukeeDirect cremation in Milwaukee

A direct cremation is the lowest cost cremation option.  The deceased is cremated without any ceremony and/or services, and the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn.  This enables the family to ensure that their loved one’s disposition is handled in a simple, dignified, and timely way whilst not overspending on funeral costs.  The family can gather for a memorial service at a later date if they so choose or arrange a simple ash scattering ceremony.

Low-cost cremation in Milwaukee

If funeral expenses are a concern to your family, a simple direct cremation is the lowest-cost funeral option available.  Several cremation service providers specialize in offering families simple and affordable cremation services in Milwaukee.

Unfortunately, cremation permits can range significantly in price in Wisconsin.  Many funeral service providers add county fees such as cremation permits and death certificates as a ‘cash advance’ item to a package price.  Check this list of cremation permit fees in Wisconsin to check what fee is applicable in your county.  Prices range from $75 to $350.

I can’t afford a funeral: Is there any help with cremation costs in Milwaukee?

More families are finding themselves struggling to meet funeral expenses today.  Any financial assistance with cremation costs is managed at the county level and differs by state and county.  If you are struggling to pay for a funeral, there is the Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP), operated by the Department of Health Services (DHS).  There are eligibility requirements, and the WFCAP may reimburse the cemetery and/or funeral expenses of a person who, on the date of death, met the eligibility requirements. Up to $1,500 are reimbursed for funeral home costs and $1,000 for cemetery costs.  There is also a $255 death benefit from Social Security for those that qualify.  Some local organizations, such as charitable groups and union groups, sometimes offer financial support for the cost of a funeral.

You may also find this complete guide to arranging a funeral or cremation in Wisconsin useful, as it covers many more aspects of funeral laws in the state of Wisconsin and how understanding these can help you save on the cost of a funeral.

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$995 Simple cremation in Lakeland, FL

If you have an immediate or imminent need for a simple, low-cost direct cremation in Lakeland, then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $995. Cremation is a popular choice in Florida, and we understand that many families just want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.

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. Or, of course, cremated remains can be shipped to another state for those residents of Florida who are transplants.

When you can take care of everything for $995, dealing with a family-owned funeral business, why should you pay more than this?

The DFS Memorials provider in Lakeland – 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 $995 Simple Cremation Package?

Our simple cremation service includes:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the funeral facility
  • Shelter of the deceased
  • Filing of death certificate and cremation permit
  • The cremation process
  • Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn

Are there any extra costs?

The 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 $10 per copy at present.

lakeland-fl-cremation-servicesCan 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 the 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.

Comparing cremation costs in Lakeland, FL

As cremation is a popular choice for residents of Lakeland, there are a number of cremation service providers serving Polk County. The cost of a cremation can vary significantly, for the exact same service, so it is wise to ensure you do compare cremation prices between a few providers to ensure you are benefitting from a value for money cremation service package.

As a simple cremation is a popular choice in Lakeland, especially with so many retirees, there are a number of cremation service providers offering affordable cremation packages.   It is important to check that a direct cremation package includes everything.

How can you save money when arranging a cremation service in Lakeland?

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is. In Lakeland a direct cremation can be conducted for $995 complete, making this very affordable funeral option.   If you need to keep funeral costs down, then a simple cremation arranged through a cremation provider or direct disposer is your lowest cost cremation in Lakeland. You can then arrange your own memorial services once you have the cremated remains returned. This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.

What help is there with cremation costs in Lakeland?

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 off-set 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 Polk County Assistance Programs.

$795 complete: Low-cost cremation in Austin, TX

cremation-cost-austin-TXThe market for low-cost direct cremation is competitive in Austin, and to help families understand the cremation options available to them and the costs involved, we have compiled this short guide to arranging a low-cost cremation in Austin, TX.

Until recent years the cremation rate was low in Austin but the poor economic climate of recent years has resulted in a trend towards cremation as a lower-cost funeral alternative.

How can you save money by arranging a cremation?

Opting for a cremation service removes the need for a number of expensive funeral items.  Embalming is not necessary, nor is a casket, and cemetery fees can be eliminated altogether if the cremated remains are not interred in a plot or are scattered.  Even if the decision is made to inter cremated remains in a cremation niche, this can work out much cheaper than full burial and cemetery expenses.

All-in-all, you can save at least 40-50% of the cost of an average traditional funeral by opting for a low-cost cremation service in Austin.  The average cost of a funeral (according to the National Funeral Directors Association 2021 is $7,848 and this does NOT include any cemetery costs.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Austin?

The average cost of a cremation in Austin is around $3,500.  This is for a service replacing the traditional funeral and includes the full services of the funeral home to prepare the deceased, conduct a funeral ceremony, and the selection of a mid-range cremation urn.

Direct Cremation in Austin

If you require a funeral on a budget, or simply want a no-fuss cremation disposition, then a direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option.  A direct cremation can be arranged in Austin for a low cost of just $795.00.  A direct cremation involves the funeral home or crematory collecting the deceased, sheltering him/her for the required 48-hour waiting period, and then conducting the cremation.  There are no services or viewing, and a basic cremation container is used for the purpose of the cremation.  The cremated remains are generally returned in a temporary container.

cremation servicesComparing cremation costs and providers in Austin

Cremation costs do vary considerably between funeral homes in Austin, even for the very same service.  It is important to shop around and compare prices to ensure you are getting value for money.  Do make sure you compare like-for-like cremation packages.  Ensure you check EXACTLY what is included in any direct cremation package.  Often what appears cheap can work out more when you add in those hidden extras.  Is a copy of the death certificate included?  Is the cremation container included in the price? What fee would be charged for refrigerated storage if the cremation cannot proceed after 48 hours?  Are there any hidden fees for collecting out of hours or from a residential address?

Hopefully, this information can assist you to make an informed decision about which cremation service provider offers the best value cremation service in Austin.

The DFS Memorials provider in Austin offers the most competitive direct cremation price for a low cost in the Greater Austin area.

Direct cremation service $795   Call (512) 253-1110

Is there any help with cremation costs in Austin?

Financial assistance for funeral expenses is not widely available.  Each state/county has its own budget to deal with indigent burials (those that become the responsibility of the state) but any other assistance can be limited.  You need to contact your local Social or Human Services if you are in need of aid and find out if you qualify for any support.

There is the $255 Social Security death benefit for those that qualify, and of course, veterans are entitled to a free cemetery plot/cremation niche and grave marker.

DFS Memorials $795 cremation is available throughout Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Lee, Burnet, Blanco, and Hays Counties and Austin, Texas, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lake Travis, Georgetown, & Cedar Park.

How much does a direct cremation cost in Cleveland, OH?

The cremation trend is changing the way we think about arranging a funeral. Although the cremation rate in Ohio has typically been below the national rate, the demand for low cost funeral alternatives is changing the way many families today approach death care. With this in mind, this article will aim to answer some key questions you may have about arranging a direct cremation in Cleveland.

Changing death care rituals and economic reasons for choosing cremation

Deciding whether to bury or cremate is very much a personal choice. For some families, the decision is dictated by the budget they have for a funeral. A cremation service will cost much 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 leaning towards cremation as it does offer greater flexibility. The funeral service does not have to go ahead immediately. A cremation can be performed and then a service held at a later date convenient to the family.

The economy and the Covid-19 pandemic have certainly impacted on how we manage 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.

So how much does a cremation cost in Cleveland?

Firstly it is important to state that cremation prices in Cleveland 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 Cremation Association of North America (CANA) quotes the average cost of cremation at $3,200, however, it is possible to find much lower-priced cremation services in Cleveland.

A direct cremation can be conducted in Cleveland for as little as $625. 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.

What type of cremation services are available?

direct-cremationYou 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. What services you opt for will dictate cremation costs, and the change in the funeral industry today is a move towards ‘personalization’ and making a funeral service that fits the needs of the family, whatever they are.

Comparing cremation costs in Cleveland, OH

As mentioned the cost of a cremation can vary enormously – for the exact same service – but from different Cleveland 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. A direct cremation in Cleveland can cost as little as $625 complete.

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 has to 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, etc) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

Understanding the legal requirements for cremation in Cleveland

As mentioned above, there are laws in place regarding the cremation of human remains. A cremation cannot be performed until a cremation permit is issued by the medical examiner’s office. The legal next of kin must sign a Cremation Authorization Form. 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. If the cremation does not go ahead within 5 days, an additional fee for storage may be incurred.

ash-scattering-ohio-lake-erieWhat 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, birdbaths, and paintings.

Preplanning an affordable direct cremation in Cleveland

If you wish to preplan a simple cremation you can lock in a low-cost cremation price now. 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 make 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. Read “How to set up an Affordable Cremation Plan: Pre-arrange vs. Pre-pay” to find out more about pre-planning a cremation.

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 need to explore what help may be available to you. Social Security payout 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. To find out what may be available you should contact your County Human Services Department.

If the deceased is at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, you will need to employ the services of a funeral director to collect your loved one and take him or her into their care for funeral services.  Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the Medical Examiners’ office, once the deceased body is ready to be released by the coroner.

The ME for Cuyahoga County is located at 11001 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone (216) 721-5610

DFS Memorials’ low-cost cremation services are available to residents of Cleveland Heights, Detroit-Shoreway, Kamm’s Corners, Lakewood, Little Italy, Ohio City, Shaker Square & Larchmere, Tremont, University Circle, and Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, and Medina County.