Services

Many people are unaware of their options when planning a funeral service. We at Mehl's are here to inform you of your options and to help you decide what is best for you.


Traditional Services

Each family has its own special and unique ideas of funerals. Each religion has different funeral services. Most people now agree that whatever these differences in ideas, beliefs, and customes may be, all of us need some way in which to share our grief with those we love. A funeral is a special time to say goodbye and to feel close to others.

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE
Is a service held in our chapel or your church with the body present. Burial usually follows the service. Visitation at the funeral home is usually held the day prior to the funeral service.

A traditional funeral service does not have to take place in the city where the death occurred. Mehl's can help bring your loved one home or arrange to take your loved one back home. A traditional funeral service can take place both at the city of death and at your loved one's home town if that is your wish.


Cremation Services

Each family has its own special and unique ideas of funerals. Cremation does not need to take the place of a customary funeral service; it is merely another form of final disposition. A funeral or memorial service is a special time to say goodbye and to feel close to others.

CREMATION FUNERAL SERVICE
Is a service held in our chapel or your church with the body present. Following the funeral service the body is taken to the crematory instead of to the cemetery. After the cremation the cremated remains may then be inurned in a cemetery, scattered at sea or inland waterway or stored at home.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
A memorial service is a service that takes place without the body present. This service may take place before or after the cremation has taken place. The cremated remains may be present if the family chooses. The memorial service may take place at our funeral chapel, your church, or any other place that has special meaning or relevance to you or the deceased.

DIRECT CREMATION
Is cremation that takes place without any services.


Additional Services

A full service funeral home, like Mehl's, is designed to remove as many logistical details from the process as possible, allowing families to process their grief. After speaking with your family at the funeral arrangement conference, we will contact your church and coordinate the funeral with them. We will contact the doctor and arrange for the death certificate to be signed. After the doctor signs the certificate we will complete and file it with the county of death along with all the other required paper work. At that time we will order as many certified copies of the death certificate as you have requested. We will help write the obituary and notify any newspaper you wish the obituary notice to appear in. If your family member was in the military or any special organization, we will explain any benefits that you may be entitled to and help complete the necessary paperwork to apply for those benefits. If you would like the military or any special organization to take part in the funeral service , we will contact them and arrange it. We will help you complete claim forms and apply for benefits if you have insurance. We are here to assist you through this most difficult time. To do this we are prepared to help in any way necessary.