Our Cremation Costs and Options
Gill Brothers Funeral and Cremation Services offers Simply Cremation®, the affordable cremation costs for the Minneapolis, MN area, as an alternative to a funeral service, cremation helps families remember their loved ones.
The Cremation Process
Cremation is the process of reducing a body to brittle, calcified bones through the use of intense heat. The process begins by placing the deceased inside of the cremation chamber. Once inside, the heat rises to more than 1800° F. After about 2-3 hours the remains have been reduced to brittle, calcified bones. They are then cooled before being pulverized and processed into an ash-like substance.
After the cremation process has been completed, the ashes are placed in a temporary urn or one that the family has purchased. Finally, they are returned to the funeral director who then delivers the remains to the deceased’s family.
Families should always be mindful of cremation costs when caring for a loved one’s remains. It is important to establish a budget early on in the arrangement process and do your best to stick to it. Typically, cremation costs are about one-third of the cost of a traditional burial.
For many families who are looking to honor a loved one with a meaningful celebration of life or memorial service; choosing cremation allows for more of the budget to be allocated to other memorialization costs. Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is important and can be achieved with a memorial service. Bringing family and friends together provides everyone with the opportunity to share memories and receive support.
At Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels, we pride ourselves on offering families affordable cremation services that do not sacrifice quality for the price. Our cremation costs are fair and designed to meet the budgets of most families.
Our Cremation Options
The affordable online, cremation-only, no-embalming, no-ceremony option
Simply Cremation® is a fast, easy, low cost cremation that you can order in just a few steps, which offers:
no ceremony or service
Since this option minimizes the involvement of our staff, we can offer this low priced cremation option. So, this plan is ideal for those who want a cremation-only option for an immediate Minnesota death. If you plan on having a service of any kind for your loved one, please see our other options.
Cremation With Memorial Service and or Gathering
Memorial Service at Funeral Home or Other Facility
Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation Process
the human body is incinerated in a cremation chamber
the remains are then retained by the family within a cremation urn or dispersed in various ways, such as:
being spread throughout their favorite place
being tossed in the sea
and many other ways based on the family's wishes