In order to ensure that our
clients have the highest degree of confidence in
our cremation services,
we have developed our own process here in Michigan.
Our exclusive Care-Free Cremation™ Process in which
your family may take an active part in, will reassure families that their loved
one is handled in the most professional and compassionate manner.
Please note that the state of Michigan has what we call an "anti combo law".
This means a funeral home is not allowed to own or operate a cemetery or
crematory, nor can a cemetery or crematory operate a funeral home.
believe this is a wonderful check and balance for the both the crematory and
funeral home providing services. The crematories our providers utilize are of the
highest standards and open to all families for inspection. In order to
provide privacy and dignity to those they are caring for, we ask that you please
contact us to schedule an appointment or notify us at the time of death should
you wish to fully participate in our Care-Free Cremation™ Process.
Important Steps of the Care-Free Cremation™ Process
1. At the time of death all identification bands are checked at any
and a loved ones identity is confirmed should the death occur at
An identification band is placed on the deceased when returning to
2. The cremation container is fully labeled with your loved
ones name and they
are placed into our secure holding area or
3. Your loved one is logged into our system
4. A licensed funeral director reviews all the cremation
paperwork and permit to
insure that proper authorization and permits
have been received.
5. If you wish, up to 5 family members are welcomed to meet us
crematory for a pre-cremation inspection. You will have the
if desired, to see the that the cremation chamber is clean
and empty and to
see the cremation container enter the cremation
chamber. You are then
welcome to wait in the family area until the
cremation process is complete
and receive your loved one's cremains
without delay the same day. A
crematory operator will be available
to answer any questions you may have.
6. Upon arrival to the crematory, the cemetery administration
authorizations and permit.
The deceased is then logged into their system
7. A non-combustible ID tag is placed with your loved one and
throughout the entire process until the cremation is complete.
At that time
the cremains are ready for the family to take, or returned
to the funeral
home to be picked up by the family, or to be mailed, or
to be placed into the
urn that a family chose.