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Things You Can Do With a Loved One’s Remains

Published: August 22, 2022
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services

What is your family going to do with your loved one’s cremated remains after their cremation services in Zionsville, IN? You’re going to have a handful of different options that you can pick from. You should try to consider all of these options in advance so that you’re able to choose one before your loved one’s cremation services are actually over. Otherwise, you might end up going with an option that you aren’t 100 percent sold on simply because you’re in a position where you have to do something with your loved one’s remains. Here are several things you can do with a loved one’s remains. 

Place them in an urn and bring them home. 

Do you like the idea of keeping your loved one’s cremated remains close to you following their Zionsville, IN cremation? If you do, then you’re going to love this option. You can purchase an urn for your loved one’s remains and have them put inside. You can then take the urn home with you and display them in any room that you would like. You’ll be able to continue to feel your loved one’s presence all around you in your home when you have their remains close by. 

Put them into an urn and an urn vault and bury them. 

If you don’t want to be responsible for keeping your loved ones remains safe in your home, there is another option that you can go with. You can put their remains into an urn, stick the urn into what is called an urn vault for protection, and then bury the remains in a cemetery. You won’t have to worry about anything happening to a loved one’s remains when you take this approach to deal with them. You’ll also get the opportunity to create a permanent memorial for a loved one’s remains when you put them into the ground, which is something you won’t be able to do when you bring them home. 

Stick them in an urn and store them in a columbarium. 

If you would like to keep a loved one’s remains in a cemetery but you don’t want to put them into the ground, there is another option you can consider. You can have your loved one’s remains put into an urn and then place that urn into a columbarium. A columbarium is a structure that has a bunch of cremation niches in it. These niches can be used to store your loved one’s remains for as long as you would like. Most families choose to store them permanently in cremation niches. 

Throw them into a scattering tube and scatter them. 

Are you OK with the thought of parting ways with your loved one’s remains for good? If so, you may want to think about putting your loved one’s remains into a scattering tube and taking them to a special place so that you can scatter them there. You can scatter a loved one’s remains out at sea, up on a mountain, or even in many of the country’s national parks. Just make sure that your entire family agrees to go with this option if you move in this direction since you won’t be able to recover a loved one’s remains once you’re done scattering them. 

Our funeral home can lend a hand to families who want to carry out Zionsville, IN cremations services for their loved ones. We can also talk to them about the options they’ll have when figuring out what to do with a loved one’s remains. Give us a call to plan a cremation for a loved one through us. 

 

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