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Fort Collins Funeral and Memorial Services

Coming together after the loss of a loved one is an essential part of the grieving process. Funeral and memorial services that are personal and special can honor an individual in a way that is comforting to family and friends.

Create Healing Experiences

Create Healing Experiences

In the early stages of grief, it may seem easier to take care of your loved one’s funeral or memorial service arrangements as as quickly as possible. In terms of creating healing experiences, however, easier is not necessarily better. It’s important to set the stage for the future by giving your friends and family the opportunity to start the healing process.

Funeral and Memorial Services

Funeral and Memorial Services

Holding a funeral or memorial service to honor and remember your loved one, whether you choose burial or cremation, or your funeral or memorial service is more formal or casual, is essential. A celebration of life service allows friends and family the opportunity to acknowledge the loss of their loved one together, gather and share memories, express their feelings, and give one another comfort and support through the difficult loss of their loved one. At Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 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 their 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 funeral or memorial 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 Services

Cremation Services

Cremation is a process which is performed with the utmost respect and dignity and can honor your loved one’s memory 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 in Fort Collins, 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.

Burial Services

Burial Services

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 ServiceThis 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. While embalming is required for funerals with a viewing, there are other arrangements we can make, such as direct cremation, if you do not wish for embalming.

Immediate BurialEmbalming is not required and no funeral service would take place. Family would have an opportunity for a private viewing and could be present at the cemetery for the burial.

Green BurialGreen burial is also an option. With a green burial, there are some limitations to be aware of. Unless required by the cemetery, formaldehyde-based embalming, metal or concrete grave liners, burial vaults, and many other burial containers are prohibited, as the coffin, casket, or other container used to transport and enclose the deceased are made of biodegradable materials. In terms of public visitations, home wakes, church funerals, and graveside services, these options can be arranged, however, they must be arranged within the time frame that green burials allow. If green burial is of interest to you, we would be happy to speak to you about your options.

Do you have questions or concerns? We’re here to listen and share our experience to help you arrive at the perfect way to celebrate and remember your loved one with those who matter most.

You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

At Bohlender Funeral Chapel, our hope for you is to hold a beautiful celebration of life service for your loved one that honors and remembers them, as well as gathers everyone who loved them together to share memories and lean on one another for support for the ultimate healing experience. Our goal is to help you create a celebration of life service that you will look back on years from now and be feel joy and relief that you did the best you could to celebrate and honor your loved one’s life. You can’t go back and do it over. Celebrate the life of your loved one in the most gracious way and give everyone involved the gift of memories, healing, and peace of mind.