Dirks-Blem Funeral Service offers many styles of services to honor the memory of your loved one. Funerals should be meaningful, reflect the individual, and celebrate the life they led. Personalized funerals are more involved, giving people a chance to remember what made that individual so unique.
As you consider funeral service options please remember that funerals are truly for the living….they help families and friends say goodbye, allow for sharing of memories and reaffirm our faith and beliefs through the rituals we obtain comfort from.
The body is prepared and present at the visitation and funeral, followed by cemetery burial. Many find comfort in this long-standing tradition centered around the visual affirmation of seeing their loved one at the service.
Traditional funeral followed by cremation
The body is present and can be placed in a “rental casket” then following the service cremation takes place, often followed by burial of the urn at cemetery of your choice. This allows blending the importance of the body present for services and those families preferring cremation afterwards.
Memorial services often involve having the urn present at the service along with photos and other mementoes. Burial often follows in the cemetery of your choice.
Occasionally a family prefers to simply meet at the cemetery either with the body in a casket or with the cremated remains in your choice of urn.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service offers a complete line of caskets in both style and price range whether you prefer a steel casket in a certain color, or you may prefer the warmth and natural beauty of solid hardwood caskets.
A complete selection of burial vaults is available from Wilbert Vault Co. and they deliver and set up at the graveside.
An unsealed grave liner is the minimum cemetery requirement to house a casket and selecting a sealed burial vault provides long-lasting protection.
Cremation Urns are made of wood, bronze, brass, marble and plastic and come in many designs. Many families bury the urn at a family cemetery plot allowing for a permanent disposition.
We also offer assistance in designing grave markers and monuments which are available in many shapes, sizes and granite colors. We have been affiliated with the Braham Monument Co. for over 50 years and we would be pleased to show you many of their memorials in local cemeteries.
We are often asked “What does a funeral director all do?”
In summary we pride ourselves on being arrangers of all the details, both large and small, to plan a funeral or memorial so the family can tend to their own private family needs. We answer our phones at all times to be available for your family when a death occurs, make the removal of the deceased from the place of death, prepare the body for viewing or the cremation as selected, coordinate with the church, clergy, musicians, cemetery personnel etc.. prepare all legal documents such as death certificates and Social Security notification, staff the visitation and funeral as well as prepare printed folders and register books for the service. Since no two services are alike, we will make every effort to assist in coordinating the details so the memory is as your family desires.
Feel free to call us anytime to visit about any of the services we can arrange to meet your needs.