Funeral Services With Burial
A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived. You and your family are in control of the events that take place during a funeral service. The participation of the family in planning a service is the key to creating a meaningful experience for those who attend.
At Bohlender Funeral Chapel, we encourage families to create very personalized services. It is important to acknowledge the life that has been lived and to offer to the community a way in which to celebrate that life. By offering services and memorializations that are personal and special, a life can be remembered and honored in an individualized way that is comforting to family and friends.
It is our goal to guide this planning process and help you complete your relationship with your loved one.
Bohlender Funeral Chapel offers several options for burial:
- Burial with Embalming and a Funeral Service – A traditional funeral service at Bohlender Funeral Chapel, church, cemetery or alternative location with embalming and viewing in a casket followed by a cemetery burial. Embalming is not required by law, except in special cases. However, embalming may be necessary with certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require this procedure, such as direct cremation.
- Immediate Burial – Embalming is not required and no service would take place. The family would have the opportunity for a private family viewing and could be present at the cemetery for the burial.
- Green Burial – Bohlender Funeral Chapel has several green burial options and is one of a select group of funeral providers approved by the Green Burial Council; a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition and stewardship of natural areas. For such arrangements, formaldehyde-based embalming is prohibited as is the use of metal or concrete grave liners, burial vaults, or other permanent burial containers unless required by a conventional cemetery. Caskets, coffins, or alternative containers used to enclose and transport the deceased are made of bio-degradable materials. Home wakes, public visitations, church funerals and graveside services are options that may be arranged within the timeframe green burial allows. If a green burial is of interest to you we would be happy to speak to you about your options.
If at any time you have questions about our services and/or our prices please feel free to contact us by phone at (970) 482-4244 or by email at . We are more than happy to meet with you at your convenience or send you our General Price List.