Konopka Funeral Home offers three kinds of funeral service: Traditional, Memorial and Cremation. The expressed wishes of the deceased as well as their kin determine what the best way to proceed with the funeral. Most often the body is the focal point of the funeral service, sometimes with an open casket, sometimes with a closed casket. The presence of the loved one, although deceased, seems to often bring comfort when it's time to say goodbye.
However, that does not always have to be the case. Sometimes, a body is not present. Other times the service can take place before or after a cremation.
Traditional Funeral Services
Traditionally, depending on the cultural and religious protocol, the body of the deceased is at the service. Sometimes there is an open casket where embalming is done. Other times, a closed casket is on display.
This type of service occurs when the deceased is not present. This can take place at the funeral home, religious institution or even at a more casual location, like at a friend or family's home and sometimes even in a park. When the deceased had more than one location where loved ones were left behind, a memorial ceremony can be held in a city or country that is not in close proximity to the actual funeral.
For some, cremation serves as the best option. The cremation can take place before or after a funeral or memorial service. And the final destiny of the resulting ashes can be burial, scattering at sea or on land or placement in an urn to serve as a continual reminder.