Cremation Services May Not Be The Best For Your Family

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, April 13, 2020

If you have looked into service options in the funeral industry lately, because you want to pre-plan your own services or because a loved one has passed away and you need services for them, you know that there are two types of services offered today. There are traditional burials and cremation services in Las Vegas, NV. While cremation has been around for thousands of years, it’s gained popularity in recent years. It is utilized 50% of the time today and experts are saying that it could grow to as much as 80% in future decades. But just because many more people are choosing it these days doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for your family.  


Here are a few reasons why you might want a funeral for yourself for your loved one over cremation service options. 


Reason 1: Funerals Are Your Family Tradition 

Most families have traditions. If one of these traditions happens to be planning a funeral service for loved ones who pass on, it’s perfectly acceptable to continue that tradition. You might have a family grave area where everyone is buried or you might have a certain cemetery that the family uses. It might be hard for you to sway people into doing something different and there’s nothing wrong with sticking to traditions. It’s neat to think that your latest deceased family member is going to be buried with other generations that came before them. 


Reason 2: It’s What You/They Want 

If you are organizing your own final services, you get to say what you want or don’t want. If you feel burial is the best route for you, that’s your prerogative. Likewise, if a family member who passes on made it clear that they wanted a traditional funeral and burial, then cremation services definitely aren’t the best answer. You want to follow their final wishes and give them what they asked for. 


Reason 3: Religion Prefers Burial 

Most major religions are okay with funerals or cremation services, and there are only a few that still prohibit cremation. It’s also true that some religious, while accepting of both burial and cremation, prefer the former over the latter. If you want your funeral to line up with your religion, or if you want that for a loved one, you might go with a traditional funeral to satisfy that preference. If you aren’t sure, ask the leader of the faith to clarify or do some research to find out what your religion teaches about different body dispositions methods. 


These are a few of the reasons why you might not choose cremation services in Las Vegas, NV -- but would rather go with a traditional funeral and burial. Whatever you decide, the professionals at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services are here to support you and to carry out your wishes. We understand that cremation is very popular right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for everyone. We’re here to help you honor your loved one however you see fit or to help you plan final services for yourself, if you so choose. 

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