Funeral and Memorial Services
Coming together after a loss is an essential part of the grieving process. Services and memorializations that are personal and special can honor an individual in a way that is comforting to family and friends.
Create Healing Experiences
In the early stages of grief, you might think that it would be easier to take care of things as simply, and as quickly, as possible. But easier, especially in this circumstance, isn’t necessarily better. Set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.
Funeral or Memorial Services
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is important. We can help you create a meaningful ceremony to express the individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a comfortable setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. A non-denominational chapel, located within our funeral home, is available for memorials and funerals and seats between 200 and 250 guests. But, you may certainly choose to hold a service in any other setting you wish. No matter where you decide to gather together, a service of remembrance can make a difference in the lives of those who attend.
Cremation is a process which is performed in a respectful and dignified manner and can be memorialized in many ways. Some families choose to keep cremated remains with them at home while others prefer to bury the cremated remains traditionally in a cemetery or a dedicated niche. Cremated remains can also be scattered over land or water. At Bohlender Funeral Chapel, all cremations are conducted on-site, in our crematory. We have found that the families we have served over the last 40 years are comforted by the fact that all of our cremations occur at our funeral home.
Bohlender Funeral Chapel offers several options for burial: Burial with embalming and a funeral service, immediate burial, or green burial.
Burial with Embalming and a Funeral Service - This traditional option can include a 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. Family would have an opportunity for a private viewing and could be present at the cemetery for the burial.
Green Burial - There is also the option for a green burial. 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 time frame green burial allows. If green burial is of interest to you we would be happy to speak to you about your options.
We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together to remember your loved one.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. We are more than happy to meet with you. Contact us today.