The selection of merchandise that you are about to view below contain a small sample of what is available to you from our funeral home. The merchandise offered at the Diehl funeral Home & Cremation Center is some of the finest available. We pride ourselves in making available to you well crafted, unique, and stunning designs; designs that represent the life lived of your loved one. You will find numerous caskets, urns, vaults, memory glass and jewelry in our private selection room at the funeral home. We have manufacturers available from all over the world for you to make a choice that is yours personally. You can choose a necklace, charm bracelet, or a tie tack with the fingerprint of your special someone, or glass jewelry that holds the cremains of your loved one. Caskets can have a theme, such as a football team, garden scene or others, placed on the outside and a vault can have a picture of the deceased on the lid so when arriving at the cemetery it further personalizes the celebration of life service. The possibilities are endless. You personalize your service to represent your family member. We make ourselves available to assist and guide you in making choices and decisions that will assure you a perfect funeral service for your family member.
Caskets are manufactured in various types of materials. Examples of the different types are bronze, copper, stainless steel, wood and steel. Families would make a choice based on eye appeal or perhaps the material used might represent something in the life of the individual. By this I mean you might choose a steel casket because your loved one may have worked with steel during their lifetime or wood because they were a wood worker. Whatever the reason, you should be comfortable with your choice and it should represent your family and your loved one.
Urns are manufactured in various types of materials. Examples, but not limited to, are cast bronze, sheet bronze, wood, marble, stainless steel and bio-degradable. Some of the urns are of a very simple design while others are works of art that could be displayed in your home. The detail and design of many of the urns are so beautiful that friends and relatives wouldn’t know that it holds the cremated cremains of your loved one. Choosing an urn is a personal choice. Your selection should represent your style or perhaps it could be an expression of your life lived.
The urn is a vessel in which the cremated cremains are held securely until they meet their final disposition. Most cemeteries require an urn vault for earth burial when burying the urn. The reason for this requirement is to support the earth around the urn. Urns are not designed to support the earth or the heavy earth moving equipment that travels from grave to grave. You may also like to place your urn in a niche inside a columbarium. A columbarium is a building which holds cremated cremains above ground. Scattering is another choice of final disposition for the cremains. However, I would caution everyone to take a great deal of time in considering this form of final disposition because it is very permanent. Once you scatter the cremains they are not recoverable.
The Diehl Funeral Home and Cremation Center would like to educate individuals on the requirements of vaults and grave liners for burial of loved ones in your family cemetery.
Vaults and Grave liners are not a State, Federal or Local requirement. They are the requirement of the individual cemetery. Cemeteries require a minimum of a grave liner for each burial whether you are burying a loved one in a casket or an urn. The reason for a vault or grave liner is to support the earth around the casket or urn. Caskets and urns are not designed to support the earth around a casket. They also are not designed for the transportation of the earth moving equipment from grave to grave. The cemetery would like to maintain the level of the earth in the cemetery for maintenance purposes during the mowing season and also when family members are searching for the grave of a loved one.