When a loved one passes on, it can be hard to deal with your grief and their final services at the same time. If they didn’t leave plans behind, you have to decide what is best for them and you want to take care of their needs. The only good part of the situation is that you can rest assured that both funerals and burials and cremation services are perfectly honorable. You can’t go wrong, no matter which one you choose for your loved one. Cremation is more popular today than ever before and there are lots of reasons you might want to choose it. Here are a few to consider:
Reason 1: You Feel It’s What Your Loved One Would Have Wanted
The best reason to choose cremation for a loved one is if that’s truly what you feel they would have wanted. You want to honor their wishes as best you can and if you think that’s what they would have chosen, it’s the best way to go.
Reason 2: The Funds Needed Are Lower
There’s nothing wrong with choose cremation simply because it costs less. Cremation doesn’t have as many products and services involved as a traditional service does so that cuts out a lot of expenses. If you don’t have a very large budget for your loved one’s final services, choosing cremation is a way to get them what they need at a price you can afford.
Reason 3: The Timeline Options
If you were to have a funeral and burial for your loved one, that would have to happen quickly—within a few days. With cremation, there are timeline options. While the cremation happens within a few days after death, the memorial service you might have for your loved one, or the placement of them in their final resting place can vary. You have more time to think about what you want to do, organize everything, allow family to plan and travel, and so on. There’s no timeline whatsoever and that can be very helpful.
Reason 4: The Flexibly Options
While there are certainly options within funerals, there are way more options for cremation services. You can have the services wherever you want and they can be a service of any kind. You also have final resting place options, which can be nice if you don’t want to bury your loved one in a cemetery.
There are plenty of other reasons why you might go with cremation services for a loved one who has passed on and whatever reasons you have, cremation is a respectful disposition method. The professionals at Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home can’t make decisions for you, but we can show you the options and give you ideas to make the choices easier. Then, when you know what you want for your loved one, we are there to support you through the planning process every step of the way. We want you to honor that special loved one in whatever way you see fit.