Cremation costs can vary depending on the services you select. To protect you against hidden costs, Minnesota - and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) - stipulate that you must have all funeral and cremation costs itemized.
Generally, the cost for cremation is less than the cost of a traditional funeral. Some variables to consider:
When we pass away there will be choices that our family or friends have to make. Having knowledge in advance can save them time, energy, and trouble in their time of sadness. Here’s some information you need to know about the costs of full burial vs. cremation that can help you make informed decisions.
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Full Burial vs. Cremation: An Infographic on Cost Analysis
No - you do not need to become a member.
Keep in mind that Minnesota cremation societies are licensed, for-profit funeral homes (like all cremation societies in the US). Gill Brothers funeral homes are also licensed funeral homes. So, you are able to get all of the options offered from cremation societies at Gill Brothers Funeral homes - without a membership.
Yes, Minnesota Cremation does have a plan administrated through Gill Brothers Funeral Home (612 861 6088). The “Simply Burial” plan, like “Simply Cremation” is a inexpensive or even what some would call a “green” burial plan. Please connect with Gill Brothers Funeral Home for pricing information on this service.
Simply Burial: While this is among our most straightforward and inexpensive options, services and support from our team are very limited. The Simply Burial plan includes: safe and secure transport of a body to one of our three funeral homes, and later to the cemetery of your choice; securing a required state burial permit; and death-certificate filing. Please note this plan includes neither burial casket nor shroud, and does not cover such cemetery services as plot-purchase or grave-opening.
The simple answer is yes. We offer affordable options for preplanning and prefunding your cremation. We also offer a guarantee. The simplest way to accomplish this is to contact us to set up a meeting at a time of your convenience.
These costs vary. At Gill Brothers, the costs of transferring the body within the 7 county metro area is included in our Simply Cremation package. If the body is over 400 pounds, or if the body is not located with the 7 county metro area, additional charges could occur. Please contact us for more information.
Funeral homes, such as Gill Brothers, can work with you to help you have a service at your church. If you want a viewing of the body, we can also help you with that. You might want to think about embalming. If you choose to not embalm the body, the cremation will need to take place within 72 hours after being released.