Laying a loved one to rest is a beautiful way to pay tribute to him or
her. When the day comes, it is important to know the options for
funeral services. Every family is unique and each funeral service should reflect a family’s
personal preferences. If you recently lost a loved one, knowing how to
make the proper funeral arrangements in Chicago, IL can be helpful. In
order to help you choose the right funeral service for your family, read
through this information about the different types of funeral services.
Traditional Funeral Service
A full-service funeral is usually called a traditional funeral. This service
typically allows for a viewing prior to the actual funeral service. This
allows family and friends to personally pay their respects to the departed.
After the formal service, a hearse will take the body to the burial site.
Here, the body will be placed to rest by burial, entombment, or cremation.
Working with a funeral director, you will first
sign and receive the necessary permits for cremation. The body of the departed will not need to be embalmed,
as the body is cremated shortly after the passing occurs. The cremains
can be kept in a variety of places, such as in your home, in a burial,
or in a cemetery crypt; ashes can also be spread at a special location.
A direct burial is different than a traditional service because there is
no viewing held. In addition, because the body is placed in a container
quickly after passing, no embalming is necessary. Oftentimes, a memorial
service will be held at the gravesite or another important location.
If you are looking to pay respects to your loved one, contact Leak &
Sons Funeral Homes today at (773) 846-6567. Our expert staff can help you
honor your loved one’s life in a service that is unique and includes your family’s preferences.
Losing a loved one is never easy, and our staff is prepared to help make
the process as simple as possible for you and your family. We look forward
to speaking with you.