Details on Cremation You Should Know When Considering It

By: Laura Sussman
Monday, September 24, 2018

Suffering the loss of a loved one is possibly the hardest experience that people are forced to endure. If family members have to take their grief and push it aside as they plan final services, it can be even harder to endure. The first decision to make is whether to hold a traditional funeral or a cremation service. If you go with cremation, you them have to recognize that not all Las Vegas, NV cremations are the same. 

If budget is a concern, you’ll want to know that the least expensive form of cremation is a direct cremation. Here, the body is cremated shortly after death. With this method, traditional funeral expenses, such as a casket, embalming fees, and visitations or viewings of the body, are avoided. You can have whatever type of service you want after the cremation takes place, but there aren’t any services before the cremation process. Avoiding buying (or even renting) a casket, embalming fees and other such products and services can save quite a bit on the final service costs. And you don’t miss out on whatever type of memorial service you want or need to get closure and to say goodbye. 

There are other options to consider as well and they are just as valid. Cremation can occur after services are held, for example. Some families rent a casket, hold a visitation, and even have a traditional funeral service before cremation takes place. After cremation, they can have an ash scattering or other memorials if they wish. 

Cremation offers families flexibility with the mourning process as well as financial savings. For example, direct cremation affords families the opportunity to hold a memorial service in a place that was special to the deceased, where they may then spread the ashes. Alternatively, the ashes can be kept close at hand. 

For families that aren’t attached to the ceremonies or ideas surrounding a traditional funeral service, direct cremation opens up options for a service that could be unique and special in a number of different ways. 

Nothing can ever ease the pain of losing a loved one, but it’s always necessary to be prepared for it with an understanding of what you want to do in the aftermath. Consulting with an experienced funeral director will always be helpful in that process. If you’re a resident and you’re thinking about a direct cremation or Las Vegas, NV cremations in general, don’t hesitate to contact the Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services. Give us a call at (702) 485-6500 and ask whatever you want to know about cremation or even traditional funeral services. We’re here to help in any way we can. We want you to get the kind of service for your family member (or yourself if you are pre-planning) that they deserve. The funeral home is located at 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147 and we’re happy to show you around if you’d like to see what type of memorial service space we have available. 

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