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Cremation Options

 Overview of Cremation

More and more families and individuals are choosing cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. Whether for personal, religious or financial reasons, Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Homes offers secure and dignified cremation services.

While many discount cremation services may offer lower prices, dignity and quality can be at stake. At Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Homes, we offer the best value while also honoring all state of Wisconsin guidelines and treating the deceased with the utmost care. Our licensed professional staff takes the utmost care of the deceased and our care and preparation center is clean and well maintained. We want you to be aware that not all funeral homes and discount cremation service providers operate this way.

From the moment we are notified, two of our professional, caring staff go to the place of death and bring the person that has died into our care. We oversee the entire process working with you and your family to create a meaningful tribute with cremation. We ensure that proper identification of the deceased is made by the crematory staff in their secure environment. We assist the family is creating a meaning tribute to their loved one. This tribute can take place before or after cremation and can be personalized to celebrate the life lived. We also offer specialized services for Veterans. Please call to talk to one of our licensed funeral professionals about our cremation service options.

 Cremation and Funerals

Choosing cremation neither eliminates nor does it require a funeral service. Traditional or contemporary services are often planned before or after the cremation process. A funeral service followed by cremation may be exactly the same as a funeral service followed by ground burial. They can be elaborate or simple and traditional or nontraditional. Arrangements and ceremonies tend to be as individual as the persons for whom and by whom they are made. They may be personalized specifically to reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning. Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home is able to assist in any and all of your Funeral Service needs. To obtain more information on funeral services click here or call (414)483-2322.

The Complete Cremation Service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or the use of a rental casket. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.

The Immediate Cremation Service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death then embalming will not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. If the viewing could not be done within 48 hours then embalming may be required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.

A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while limiting funeral services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care.

 Importance of Memorialization

Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.

Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the remains over land or water. Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home allows the following memorialization options, among others, for cremated remains:

 Memorialization Options for Cremation:

OUTDOOR NICHES - The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in one of our many above ground columbarium niches.

SCATTERING – Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea or the stars.

TRADITIONAL BURIAL – In ground burial on a family plot – Urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.

PERSONALIZED MEMORIALIZATION – Inscribe your family member’s name and a special saying on a tree plaque, park bench or other special memorial. We also have custom, unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our Merchandise pages, or contact us directly and we will help you with your needs.

 

Two Locations to Serve You:

Bay View Chapel, 3275 S.Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414)483-2322

South Suburban Chapel, 6080 S.27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221 (414)282-6080

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