A growing number of individuals are choosing cremation over traditional burial services.  As a result, we at Jansen Family Funeral Home have enhanced our cremation services so that we may offer families more commemorative options.

Some believe that choosing cremation means you cannot honor your loved one with a funeral, that is simply not the case. Having a funeral service and interment of cremated remains will help bring closure to family and friends just as a traditional burial would. In fact, cremation can actually increase your options when planning a funeral.

Types of Tributes

A funeral is so much more than a way to say goodbye; it’s an opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special.

Today, a funeral can be as unique as the individual who is being honored. From simple touches like displaying personal photographs to events created around a favorite pastime, funerals can reflect any aspect of a person’s life and personality.

Answering these questions can help you decide how to personalize a service:

What did the person like to do?
What was the person like as an individual?
What was the person like as a professional?
Was the person spiritual?
Was the person proud of their heritage?

These are just a few of the things to think about when planning a tribute to your loved one. When making arrangements our knowledgeable staff can help you discover even more options to personalize your service.

Traditional Cremation 

A service with the body present, followed by cremation, is now recognized as a life-affirming experience. And by allowing friends and family to view the body, families can be helped to deal with their loss in a positive and healthy way, acknowledging the reality of death, while celebrating the life that has been lived.

Contemporary Cremation 

This option allows for friends and family to gather together, to support one another, to remember and to share, but without the body present. 
The family is provided the opportunity to acknowledge the death and celebrate the life of the individual with a special gathering of friends and family, followed by a ceremony of remembrance.

Direct Cremation 

In cases where there is no desire to have a gathering or service of any sort, we provide for the direct disposition of the body.