Burials and Cremations

By: Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation
Monday, May 20, 2019

Burials are still one of the most common ways of body disposition, even after a cremation in Sterling, IL. If you’re considering a burial for after your own passing, or for the recent passing of a loved one, use this list of frequently asked burial questions and their answers for more information.  

  1. Why is Burial Necessary in the First Place? While there are many disposition options besides burial, a burial is a wonderful way to remember the deceased in a constructive way. A big part of the human grief process is memorializing the dead, and a permanent burial place serves as a focal point remembering your lost loved one. A permanent resting place also gives the deceased a dignified ending while still allowing his or her memory to live on. 
  2. Are There Laws About Burial Timelines? The short answer is no, there are no laws in Pennsylvania requiring a body to be buried within a specific amount of time. However, there are many steps that need to be taken before a burial can take place, so it’s a good idea to get started as soon as you’re able after a death so your loved one can have a dignified cremation service and burial.  
  3. Can I Bury Cremated Remains? Yes, you can bury cremated remains. Some burial options for cremated remains include a burial urn in the ground, or above ground in a columbarium.  
  4. Is Ground Burial the Only Option? There are several options besides traditional ground burial. These include mausoleums, lawn crypts, and cremation internments like urns and columbarium. 
  5. What Will Happen to My Loved One’s Grave in the Distant Future? Cemeteries are traditionally thought of as permanent, and the land designation is often in perpetuity. You can visit graves that are more than a hundred year old all over the country. It’s nice to think that your loved one’s grave will still be around and treasured by coming generations.  
  6. Will My Cemetery Close When It Runs Out of Land? Cemeteries do run out of land, but they usually do not close when that happens. They generally remain open for family members to visit graves, and can even have guided tours of historic resting places.  
  7. What Are Burial Vaults? And Do I Need One? Burial vaults are the outside container that holds a coffin or casket. Their primary function is to protect the casket and help maintain the grave’s integrity so the surface doesn’t sink in. Most active cemeteries do require burial vaults to keep the cemetery ground intact and safe.  

Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation offers a wide range of Sterling, IL cremation services. We would love to help you and your loved ones in your time of loss with our many years of industry experience and selection of burial services. Please pay us a visit at 702 1st Ave Sterling, IL 61081, or give us a call at (815) 626-1131 for more information on burials and cremations, or to learn more about what we can do for you.  

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