A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived and to determine the impact of that meaning for the family and friends. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

It is the goal of the Voran Funeral Home to offer closure for family and friends of the deceased by providing a climate of emotional support reflected through the funeral service. This affords an opportunity for loved ones to relate to each other and find mutual strength.

Complete Funeral Service

Traditionally, the funeral will be a complete funeral service which includes a family or public viewing of the deceased in a church or funeral home, followed by earth or above ground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets range in price from several hundred to several thousands of dollars depending upon your choice of materials. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.

Graveside Service

The graveside service can be another selection which would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.

Complete Cremation Service

The complete cremation service is another option offered. This service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (designed for cremation) or a rental casket may be used. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials like cardboard or plastic, or constructed out of more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and woods.

Direct Cremation Service

The direct cremation service or immediate cremation service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body. A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while limiting funeral services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care. A direct cremation with a Memorial Service is a gathering that pays tribute to the deceased. Similar to a funeral or visitation, a Memorial Service gives family and friends a time to come together in memory and celebration of life.This can take place at the funeral home or other location without the presence of the body, although an urn containing the ashes may be present. Celebrating the life a loved one through some type of service or ceremony is a key ingredient to a healthy recovery from grief.

Personalized Services

At Voran Funeral Home, we encourage families to create very personalized services. It is important to acknowledge the life that has been lived and to offer to the community a way in which to celebrate that life. By offering services and memorialization features that are personal and special, a unique life can be remembered and honored in an individualized way that is comforting to the family and friends.

How Your Funeral Director Can Serve You

When a death occurs, your primary responsibility is to yourself and the ones you love. There are a number of things that require attention simultaneously. Regardless of the day or hour, Voran Funeral Home is always prepared to respond to your needs quickly and competently. The funeral director's main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process. Among the services funeral directors provide are:

  • Arranging funeral plans
  • Securing necessary permits and death certificates
  • Care and custody of the body
  • Coordinating all details with the clergy
  • Organizing the music you have selected
  • Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
  • Assisting with burial or cremation preparations
  • Helping with plans for cemetery space, grave opening and closing, flowers and monuments
  • Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral upon request
  • Supervision of the funeral or memorial service
  • Making all the necessary provisions for transportation, funeral service, and burial if the deceased is to be sent to a distant location

For more information about our professional services, please contact us by e-mail or call at 313-928-2300. We're here to help.