A traditional funeral is one in which the deceased is present for viewing. During the viewing friends and family members can pay their respects and acknowledge the loss. This is followed by a funeral ceremony, which may be conducted at the funeral home or a church.
A limited funeral service offers the same services as the traditional funeral service with the exception the ceremony concludes at the funeral home or church. Services at the cemetery are not held. In this type of service the family normally remains to visit with friends at the funeral home or church.
Grave Side Services
A graveside service offers the same services as the traditional funeral with the exception the ceremony are conducted at the cemetery.
Many people believe that by choosing cremation they are limiting their options. In fact, this is not true. Some families hold a traditional service with the body present. Only after the funeral ceremony is completed is the body cremated. Or cremation occurs first and a memorial service is held afterwards. When a memorial service is held the cremains are usually displayed in a cremation urn. The urn is placed in a place of prominence with flowers and pictures nearby. In either situation the community is able to participate and share the loss with surviving family members. It is the being of the grief process.
Grief Counseling & Support
Everyone reacts to the death of a loved one in his or her own way. Some are quite able to address the event then move on. Others require more time and understanding. At Luginbuel Funeral Home, we coordinate grief counseling for adults and children to help when necessary. We also know that for many people a funeral is a time to celebrate life. We help create a positive environment to bring joyous memories to the death of a loved one.
Planning for the future is always wise, especially when it comes to your funeral arrangements. By planning now, you can help relieve your family of this emotional activity and the associated expense at a time when they are in need of comfort and reassurance. Our professional funeral planners can assist you in making necessary decisions including options for prepaying. Funeral pre-planning is an excellent and economical opportunity for many families.