At Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory we have created packages for families which simplify the decision making of the types of services that may be selected. Within the packages are all the items needed for a traditional funeral that are supplied by Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory. You also have the choice to itemize from the price list only the services and merchandise you desire. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
DISCOUNTED TRADITONAL FUNERAL SERVICE PACKAGE
(Only available when a container/Casket and outer burial container is purchased from our funeral home.)
Our package includes the viewing/visitation, ceremony/service, and graveside service, along with a visitor's register book, 100 memorial folders/prayer cards, 50 acknowledgement cards, a 30 picture video tribute, tribute candle and use of a hearse. In addition, this amount includes transfer of remains to the funeral home, embalming, other preparation of the body, basic services of the staff, and other automobiles necessary for the funeral (with the exception of a limousine). This amount does not include the casket, outer burial container cash advance items or other necessary charges or fees that will be explained to you.
CASH ADVANCE ITEMS are third party cost that we will forward for the family. Examples of cash advances are: Certified Death Certificates, Flowers, Death Notice or Obituary in a newspaper, Honorariums/Fees for the Minister/Priest/Church/Organist/Soloist, Opening and Closing of the grave/crypt, Funeral Luncheon, Final Inscription of the grave marker.
Every individual is unique in their own way. The staff of Mueller Funeral Home is dedicated to planning funeral services, which reflect individual preferences. We want families to make selections that are meaningful to them and fit their needs and desires. The following are just a few suggestions that can help us personalize the funeral for you. You may of course think of several other unique ways to reflect upon the life of the person who has died, into the funeral service. If so, please bring them to our attention, and we will make every effort to see to it that your wishes are met. And remember, by having a funeral and reflecting on a life that has been lived, you will guarantee that everyone your loved one ever said hello to, will have a chance to say good bye!
- Having a video tribute made by the funeral home and played during the visitation or receiving of friends.
- Put together pictures or collages to be displayed on easels at the visitation/funeral service. These can be photos with family, friends at work, fishing, hunting, golfing, knitting, baking, serious or comical. No photo is in bad taste when it depicts the life of the one you are commemorating.
- Write a letter to the person who has died and express all of the feeling you ever wanted to say, but were afraid to or just never got around to expressing. Seal the letter in an envelope and place it in the casket. Your written thoughts will go with your loved one to his or her final resting-place.
- Bring in the favorite song of the person who has died on compact disc or cassette and we will play it for you during the visitation and/or funeral service.
Release helium balloons after the graveside service.
- If your loved one had a hobby of building things or was involved in the arts, crafts or photography, bring some of their works in to be displayed at the funeral. We can even take quilt work and drape it over the casket for example.
- If you have favorite scripture readings, let the Minister or Priest know what they are and they can incorporate them into the service.
- If your loved one composed poetry or essays, let us have a copy. We will reproduce several copies so that people might take it with them form the funeral home or perhaps they could be recited as a part of the remembering ritual of the funeral.
- In the Catholic Church during the presentation of gifts, family members may elect to bring them forward themselves for presentation to the priest. Even the youngest grandchildren are honored to act in this capacity.
- Eulogize the person who has died during the funeral or visitation. Often times the clergy person did not know the person who has died and since the funeral is intended to recognize a life that has been lived, it is important to recognize that life in a personal way. Who better can do that than someone who knew the person who died on a personal basis?
- Place cherished items in the casket like pictures of the grandchildren and other family member, a photo of the family pet, a favorite golf club, a pool stick, a well worn baseball cap, or a religious item. We welcome all of them as your way of saying good bye.
Immediate burial: includes removal of remains from place of death back to the funeral home, washing and disinfecting of remains with no embalming, arrangement conference, placement of death notice/obituary if family desires, local transportation to the cemetery, necessary authorizations, and basic services of the staff. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to burial.
Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home
Services included with this are removal of remains from place of death back to the funeral home, embalming, necessary authorizations, and local transportation to the airport. This charge does not include visitation rites or ceremonies prior to forwarding of the body.
Some families may choose to have a funeral service or visitation before forwarding there loved one to their final place of rest in another state.