Planning & Designing the Service

Every day we have countless chances to show someone how much we care. Funeral services or memorial services are deeply embedded in one's culture and unique history. They vary in traditions and reflect a vast array of values and beliefs. With all the wide ranging variations around the globe, one thing remains true of them all; it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one, honor their memory and reflect on the relationship you shared.

Selecting the type of funeral, whether it’s traditional or a more unique and personalized reflection and celebration of one's life, we offer many options along with personal guidance from one of our experienced funeral planners. We will help you to choose the service which best reflects your family’s desires for a service to remember and a memory to cherish.

 

  • Complete funeral services for all faiths
  • We offer many different brands of caskets, mainly dealing with Batesville Casket Co.
  • Traditional Funeral Service
  • Cremations, with and without viewing or services
  • Immediate burials and cremations
  • Help in filling out insurance forms
  • Notifying Social Security
  • Help in all aspects of what needs done and who needs contacted. We will do as much as you want us to do.
  • Preneed planning and financing, offering burial accounts at your local bank for preneed financing.

 

Type of Services


Planning the details of a funeral service is a difficult task in a time of crisis. Beginning at the moment we receive notification of a person’s death, our professional staff will begin to assist your family with the many details of planning a funeral. We’ll take responsibility for the care of your loved one. A funeral director will make arrangements to meet with you to discuss your wishes, assure compliance with the law, provide assistance with floral selection and help coordinate the time and place of the funeral service.

 

Traditional Burial


A traditional burial has several options for caskets and grave markers. Our staff and facilities are available to your family to help coordinate the details of the service with the clergy, the cemetery, or other participants in the ceremony. Our caring staff will also aid your family in completing any necessary paperwork including obituary notices, Social Security forms, and Veteran’s and insurance benefits.

 

Cremation


There are some issues to consider when deciding between cremation and burial. Families may encounter some discomfort with cremation.  Some family members are disturbed at the thought of death itself, much less cremation. They may resist your wishes when the time comes. Address it with your family now if you want to be cremated. You can put their unease to rest, and have peace of mind knowing your wishes will be carried out.

Seger Funeral Home offers several types of cremation services:

Cremation after a traditional service -- this type of service is the same as a traditional service with the exception of cremating instead of going to the cemetery for earthen burial.
 

Cremation with a memorial service -- the cremation process is carried out and then a memorial service is provided afterward.  The traditions of the funeral service are the same the only difference being an urn containing the cremated remains are present instead of a casket.
 

Direct cremation is another option -- many people request to eliminate "all the bother of funeral services" for family members. Funeral services aren't provided for the deceased -- they're there to help support and comfort the living. Take time to consider family and friends and their need to work through the grieving process before you make this decision.
 

The urn may be either buried on a family plot in the cemetery, after any of these types of services, or the remains may be scattered.  Scattering requests should be given careful consideration.  Emptying the urn of all that remains of a loved one can be a traumatic experience -- carefully consider the feelings of your family before deciding whether or not to do this.
 

Restrictions on cremation are different from state to state, even from one cemetery to the next. Depending on the final resting place you choose, requirements may include an urn, urn vault, and other items. Making your choices now can help your family down the road.