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Do I need a Cremation Urn?

Following the cremation process, many families choose to store remains in an a urn. An urn is not required by law. However, an urn may be desired if there is to be a memorial service or the cremated remains are to be interred in a cemetery. If an urn is not selected, the cremated remains will be returned in a temporary cardboard container after the cremation process.

Is a casket needed for cremation?

No, a casket is not required for the cremation process. All that is required by state law is a rigid container which is cremated with the body.

Is embalming required prior to cremation?

Absolutely not -- embalming is not a legal requirement of the cremation process, and it is against the law for a funeral home to tell you otherwise.

Can the body be viewed without embalming?

Yes. Immediate family members may briefly view the deceased prior to the cremation process in our private viewing room. The deceased is first washed and prepared for viewing. However, under certain circumstances embalming may be required, such as a public visitation.