What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present, although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display. A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after cremation and funeral care.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall. You may also choose somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Cremation and funeral care memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.


Memorial Service Ideas


Our experience has shown us that many of today’s families want more than traditional cremation and funeral care. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their lives?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage?


We’re Here to Advise, Assist, and Guide You


Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.


Simply Cremations
4500 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49508, USA

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