No two funerals are alike, nor should they be. Your Northwood Park funeral director can help you personalize a funeral within a budget you are comfortable with and in the way you want your loved one remembered. Be sure to share your ideas for personalizing the service and don’t hesitate to ask questions or make suggestions.
Fireside Chapel Service
A traditional or contemporary service may be scheduled in our funeral home’s Fireside Chapel. Traditionally, a pastor, chaplain or celebrant is selected to conduct the chapel service. Families can include music, flowers, video tributes, military honors (for those that qualify) and picture boards. Public or private visitation can occur in the chapel or in our private viewing room prior to or the actual day of the service. A hospitality area is also available.
Following the funeral service, the deceased is transported to their final resting place where there is a brief committal ceremony; or if cremation has been chosen, the body is transported to the crematory.
Typically a religious ceremony that takes place at a designated church. A church service is normally conducted by the church’s pastor. Musical selections can be made, but are generally limited to religious selections. A church service is conducted according to the guidelines of the selected church. Families can select flower arrangements and request military honors (for those that qualify). Depending on the church, public or private visitation may also take place.
An outdoor service at the cemetery with a tent and chairs set-up. This type of service is traditionally conducted by a pastor, chaplain or celebrant. Public or private visitation can occur in our funeral home prior to or the day of the graveside service. Families can select music, flower arrangements and request military honors (for those that qualify).
A complete graveside service is also available for those who prefer cremation. Burial of cremated remains, combined with an outdoor service is a common practice at Northwood Park Cemetery.
This is burial in a cemetery without family members being present. There are no formal or informal services at the gravesite. This type of burial is completed at the convenience of the cemetery staff and grounds crew.
Memorial Service (also referred to as a “Celebration of Life” service)
A service where the body is not present. This type of service can be conducted by a pastor, chaplain or celebrant. Families can include music, flowers, video tributes, military honors (for those that qualify), and picture boards. Other options available upon request include a hospitality area for use after the service.
Direct cremation is the removal of the body from the place of death and cremated as soon as the proper documents are completed. Direct cremation is just that—a direct cremation. There is no service whatsoever.