Kindly review the "Traditional Funeral Arrangements" section. All types of traditional services are available to those choosing cremation.
Cremation defined: Cremation is the process of reducing human remains to their original elements by the application of intense heat or burning. A body must be placed in either a casket or cremation enclosure prior to the cremation process. Following the cremation, the cremated remains are typically placed in an urn for final disposition.
We offer an extensive selection of urns to choose from, including many that are 100% biodegradable, and we also offer a large selection of cremation and fingerprint jewelry.
Many families are relieved to learn that several options are available when cremation is chosen. The Cremation Service Options are:
- Public or Private Visitation and Funeral Service (prior to cremation)
- Public or Private Viewing Only
- Public or Private Visitation and Memorial Service (after the cremation)
- Immediate Cremation with no other services
Visitation is typically held at the funeral home and allows family members to receive condolences and support from family, friends, and the community. It can be private (by invite only) or open to the public. The specific time period is scheduled at the convenience of the family and depending on the availability of our facility. Visitation can also be held in church or another venue of the family's choosing.
Private Viewing is also typically held at the funeral home and the guests are chosen by the family. It is not a public event and privacy is respected. Both types of viewing (public and private) allow the opportunity to say good-bye in a respectful, peaceful setting.
Funeral Services and Memorial Services may be either religious events or contemporary in style. They allow the opportunity for the family, friends, neighbors and colleagues of the deceased to express their feelings, share memories and lend support to those most affected by the death. Funeral Services are typically conducted with the deceased present in a casket, while Memorial Services often include the presence of the urn containing the cremated remains of the deceased.
Immediate Cremation is available for those who prefer no gathering or structured type of religious or contemporary service. The deceased is cremated promptly after death and the cremated remains are returned to the family.
Following the Cremation Process, the family must decide where the cremated remains will be laid to rest. While many urns are attractive forms of art and may be retained by individuals at home, many choose permanent placement either in a cemetery or mausoleum. Others choose to scatter the cremated remains. The knowledgeable staff at Lansing Funeral Home can discuss all of these options and answer any questions you may have.
The options listed above are simply for your consideration and reference. At Lansing Funeral Home, we excel at being flexible, creative and most importantly, attentive to your needs and desires. Feel free to contact our funeral home at anytime at 607-533-8600 to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding cremation.