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Designing Your Funeral

There are two facets of the design process. We here at Winegeart Funeral Home will walk you through these steps carefully and thoroughly. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor and celebrate the life. When those important decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to care for the physical remains.

How to Honor a Life

It’s about bringing those you love together, at a time of loss and leaning on each other for support and compassion. More importantly, a funeral or memorial service, whether traditional, or contemporary, is the first step in healing. You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung. We can arrange to have butterflies or balloons released at the close of the service. Keepsake gifts of different kinds can be handed out before the service to your family and friends to cherish such as wildflower seeds, lapel ribbons, special recipes, bandanas and more... just anything that is special to your loved ones life is appropriate. Or if your loved one does not wish to have a service or any of the above, we can accommodate their wishes and make sure that they are celebrated the way they wanted. We’re here to help you create the most memorable and meaningful remembrance of the ones you lost in anyway we can. 

Burial or Cremation?

Your next consideration focuses on choosing between traditional burial, cremation care, body donation to medical science and green burial alternatives. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you and those left behind.
       Once you decide, the finer details come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and desired cemetery follows. Naturally, we’re here to help you.
        If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried on the cemetery grounds.
        If body donation is desired, then you'll need to make the choice of which Medical University you wish for your loved one to go to.  
        In some communities, there's the option for a 'green burial.' If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll help you select an environmentally-friendly choice.

What's Next?

Now that we've given you the basics, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their feelings and desires.

Still looking for inspiration or guidance? From the big things to the little things we are here to help you and back you and your family every step of the way. Speaking with Alana will help to clarify your thinking. Reach us at (806) 486-1060.