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What Is A Cremation Service

Depending on your loved one’s final wishes the decision made could be a cremation service. There are many reasons why you or your loved one may wish to choose a cremation service and Harder Funeral Home offers several service options for our families.


Traditional Service Followed by Cremation:

Harder Funeral Home’s traditional service followed by cremation begins similarly to a full traditional service. Family and friends are allowed visitation time followed by a funeral home or church service. Once these traditional services are complete, cremation takes place. The family will decide how to honor the cremated remains.

Cremation with Memorial Service:

The cremation with memorial service honors your loved one following the cremation process. An urn will take place of a casket at the church or funeral home service. After the day’s services, the family may choose in what way to honor their loved one’s ashes.

Direct Cremation:

Similar to our direct burial service, your loved one will be cremated immediately for burial or to be returned to the family. While this option leaves no time for visitation or funeral services, your family may hold a graveside or memorial service.

Memorial Service:

Memorial services honor your loved one even when their body is not physically present. It is a time to gather, celebrate and share memories of loved ones. This service may be held wherever the family desires.

Cremation Burial Options:

Whether your loved one left instructions for how to honor their ashes, there are many options families may choose from. Some examples include:

  • Burying the urn at the cemetery, either in the ground or in a niche.
  • Scattering the ashes in a natural setting such as a lake, woods, or ocean.
  • Placing cremated remains in jewelry or creating a diamond from a portion of the remains.
  • Incorporating a deceased’s ashes into paint to create a portrait of the lost loved one.
  • Creating a sculpture or glass art using ashes to honor your loved one’s life. 

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