Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oak Forest, IL
Serving the area of Oak Forest, IL, Colonial Chapel Funeral Home & Crematory is the only funeral home in Orland Park, IL that has a private on-site crematory used exclusively for the families it serves. We offer traditional cremation services, cremations with a memorial ceremony and direct cremations. We also have a range of affordable interment options such as a simple burial or a graveside service. We are here to answer any questions that you have and to provide our assistance during this challenging time. In addition to addressing the needs of urgent situations, we also offer pre-planning services to the community.
Due to our growing concerns about using off-site crematories, we at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home & Crematory opened our own modern crematorium in 2011. Since our crematory is located within our facility, your loved one will never be released into the care of people you have never met. We can assure you that your departed will be cremated promptly and with the utmost respect. Also, we only serve one family at a time and there are no other remains awaiting cremation while we are caring for your deceased. Because we only serve one family at a time, we are able to return your loved one’s cremated remains to you quickly, usually in less than a week.
Similar to the traditional services that we provide prior to a burial, our traditional cremation services include a visitation and a funeral. Your loved one is placed in a cremation casket or a rental casket. Following the funeral, your departed is cremated on the premises. After this, you may choose to bury the cremains, place them in a columbarium niche, keep the urn in your home or scatter the ashes.
Many choose to have a memorial service or a celebration-of-life subsequent to the cremation of a loved one. For this gathering, the family may choose the setting and the date. Memorial gatherings allow you greater flexibility when planning and in accommodating the various schedules of your guests.
When assisting families that desire the burial of a loved one, we help with the selection of the cemetery, plot and the headstone or grave marker. We offer simple burials, where a member of our staff oversees the interment. We also offer basic graveside services at which a minister or celebrant officiates.
You can choose any of these services for yourself through the process of funeral pre-planning. By making these deeply personal decisions for yourself, you avoid that responsibility from falling on your loved ones. Pre-planning prevents disagreements among your family members over how to memorialize you and deal with your final disposition because your wishes are made clear. Pre-funding your funeral protects your family from having to pay for your final arrangements and also avoids the rising costs that result from inflation.