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Cremation Services


Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case - when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.


Graveside Services
are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.


Scattering
allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for internment or another form of disposition.


Placing cremated remains in multiple urns
allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.


Should I join a cremation society if cremation is my choice?
 No, you do not need to be a member of a society to have cremation as your final disposition. The various cremation societies in Minnesota are simply extensions of existing Funeral Homes. Locally owned and operated, McNearney Schmidt Funeral and Cremation offers a variety of service options for our families who choose cremation as their final disposition.

 

Alkaline Hydrolysis: A gentle, eco-friendly alternative to flame cremation.

Also known as Aquamation - this is a water-based,eco-friendly method of final disposition that is available for both our loved ones. It is the same process that occurs as part of nature’s course when a body is laid to rest in the soil.  A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials. For more information on this process, please click here.

 

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