Whether you are pre-planning for yourself or choosing for a loved one, a casket or urn selection is a very personal decision and an expression of your feelings. A casket or urn that reflects the personality and taste of your loved one can be your final tribute to their life. We understand these needs and offer a wide variety of funeral products that will help you make your decision. The necessary funeral products and any other desired memorial that you may have, can be purchased through Linden Funeral Home.
If the body will be buried, you will need to choose a casket. There are many types of caskets to accommodate varied tastes, sizes and budgets. They can be made of metals, woods, and fiberglass. The casket’s interior fabric can be of varied materials, colors and designs. Click here to see more caskets.
Most cemeteries require an outer burial container (i.e., burial vault) to place the casket in for burial. Their primary purpose is to support the soil. The minimum requirement is usually a concrete box. Burial vaults are more sophisticated enclosures that may be made of concrete and lined with plastic or metal. When the body will be entombed in a mausoleum, the cemetery does not require any container beyond the casket. Click here to view more.
When cremation is the choice for final arrangements, an urn is needed to hold the ashes. Even if the family plans to scatter the ashes, a container will be needed to hold the ashes until the scattering takes place. Urns are available in marble, wood or metals such as bronze or steel. They can be personalized with engravings, military medallions, and emblems. Click here to see our list of urns.
Some cemeteries require that urns be placed in an urn vault for earth burial. Lined urn vaults give urns varying levels of protection from subsoil elements and the weight of the earth and cemetery maintenance equipment. A lined urn vault is made of high-strength concrete and reinforced with durable plastic or a combination of durable plastic and metal (bronze, copper, or stainless steel). Click here for more.
Grave markers can be made of stone such as granite or marble or metals, such as bronze. Memorials lie flush with the ground. Monuments sit upright and vary in size. Before purchasing a grave marker find out about your cemetery’s rules and regulations governing marker placement and type. Click here to view more.