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Ways to Memorialize a Loved One's Remains

If your loved one expressed the wish to be cremated after his death, you can still hold a funeral service or memorial service to honor his memory. You can also retain some ashes to utilize in a memorial to your loved one. Here’s a look at some of the ways that you can memorialize your loved one’s remains.

Memorial Urn

The most traditional memorial used after cremation is a memorial urn. Most traditional funeral homes offer a wide variety of cremation urns that can be personalized with your loved one’s name, and sometimes even a photograph. You can choose a memorial urn that reflects a particular passion of your loved one’s, and can even divide the remains into multiple urns so that other friends or family members can each have one.

Memorial Plaque, Bench, or Tree

Another option for memorializing a loved one’s remains is creating a memorial plaque or bench, or planting a tree. If you choose to have your loved one’s remains interred in a columbarium or buried in a cemetery plot, you can order a personalized memorial plaque to place at the site. If you choose to scatter the ashes in a meaningful location, you may want to arrange to have a memorial bench or tree placed at the site. This gives you and others a specific place to visit to remember your loved one.

Cremation Jewelry

A small amount of ashes can be memorialized in a piece of cremation jewelry. You can ask your funeral home director if this is a service that they offer. Remains can be incorporated into necklaces, rings, and almost every other type of jewelry that you can think of. You can then put the remaining ashes in a cremation urn, or scatter them after the funeral service.

If you’re looking for a funeral home near Chicago, IL, that can assist in arranging cremation services for a loved one, come see us at Leak and Sons Funeral Homes. We offer a wide variety of cremation urns, and can help you plan a funeral service for your loved one. To learn more about our traditional funeral and personalized funeral options, call us today at (773) 846-6567.


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