Cremated Remains Options

What To Do With Cremains? 

We can guide you if you are still unsure of the decision you want to make regarding your loved one's cremated remains. It is our commitment to you and your family to offer you a stress-free experience. We know this process is challenging and painful, and we want to facilitate every step of the grieving journey. Below you will find the most common and most comfortable options for cremains. 



Displaying the Urn at Home

Many people find comfort in keeping the remains close by displaying them within their home. Some people choose to display the urn in living or family rooms alongside photographs and other personal items. For others, they store the urn within a more private space like an office or workshop and visit it when they want to feel a connection to their loved one.

We can start by reviewing urns, and you may find an extraordinary one that makes you think of your loved one, perhaps a nice color or a peculiar shape that they would like. We can help you personalize it. Check our catalog by clicking below.


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Spreading the Cremated Remains

Choosing to spread a loved one's cremated remains in an area that was meaningful to the deceased is another popular way of caring for the remains. If your family is interested in planning an cremation scattering ceremony, a scattering urn would be the best choice. Before spreading the cremated remains, it is important to research local laws and speak with the proper authorities.


Bury in a Cemetery Plot

Some families wish to have a traditional burial once the remains have been cared for. Many cemeteries now offer community gardens where you can bury the ashes of your loved one alongside others.

Another popular option is to bury the urn itself. This requires you to also purchase an urn vault to help ensure the soil does not collapse the urn if people or machines pass over it.  If this method of disposition interests you, we recommend purchasing a wooden or biodegradable urn.  To learn more about urn vaults, please speak with a member of our staff.


Interment in Columbarium

For some people, they do not feel comfortable spreading the cremated remains but also do not want to store them in their home. Many cemeteries offer a columbarium, a structure at the cemetery where your family can store the urn.

This option also presents many different styles of urns to choose from. We recommend purchasing a ceramic, brass, wooden, or glass urn for this method of disposition.



Unsure About Cremains? Let Us Help. 

We know it is a difficult decision, and we want to help you to have all the information available. Please do not hesitate to call or visit us so that one of our professionals can guide you in the best way. We are qualified and licensed to support you. We are here for you. 


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Oak Cremation
Phone: (586) 224-3092
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George Rafaidus, CFSP
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

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