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When considering cremation, today's families are concerned with many complex issues: how cremation affects the environment (especially when compared to traditional burial), the ability to have an affordable cremation service, and faith being amongst the top three.
Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."
He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."
If you, or a family member, are curious about cremation or wondering if cremation is the right option for your situation, we invite you to read the articles in this section. And of course, if you have concerns or additional questions, we ask that you connect with us by calling 402-289-2222. We will be pleased to take part in your cremation conversation.
Detailing the reasons why cremation is the preference of a growing number of families, this page also covers additional questions to ask once the cremation decision has been made.
Our Crematory in Elkhorn
Reichmuth Funeral Home installed a new, state of the art crematory in our Elkhorn Funeral Home. This allows us to take full control of all aspects of a cremation service and your loved one never leaves our care.
What is Cremation? How Does Cremation Work?
Even now, when cremation is fast becoming the preferred alternative to burial. People still come to us to learn more about how the cremation process works. If you have ever asked "what is cremation", this page was written for you.
Cremation Service Planning Checklist
Choosing cremation doesn't mean there can't be a remembrance service. Learn how to plan for the memorialization of a loved one through ceremony and remembrance.
Frequently Asked Questions on Cremation Services
Are you struggling to answer the question "what is cremation"? Are you curious about what's involved in making the cremation decision; or wonder if you can be involved in your loved one's cremation? This is the right page for you.
Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".