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TOPIC: Private Family Burial Help Needed!!!!!!

Private Family Burial Help Needed!!!!!! 11 May 2009 09:04 #206

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I have a question about a private family burial I hope someone can help me with. A friend of mine is planning on burying his father soon. His remains have already been cremated and the family is not interested in using a funeral home or any type of minister but they are planning to bury his remains in a cemetary. I guess the main questions are:
Is there a specific/proper way of doing this?
What is the proper way of going about this?
Are there any guidelines/rules/etiquette that should be followed?
They want to keep this very simple and as private as possible.
We live in the state of Illinois if that helps.
Thank you for any help!!!!
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Re:Private Family Burial Help Needed!!!!!! 19 May 2009 11:35 #210

Hi there,

Remember in time-sensitive situations to send us an email directly by hitting the contact us button on the front page.

Good news - there's no requirement to hire a funeral director to bury the cremated remains. The family can arrange this any way they want with the cemetery and the minister, and there aren't any state rules they have to follow. I hope this eases your mind.

Josh Slocum
FCA Exec. Director
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