Most families today choose to have earth burial as the means of disposition of their loved one. This usually includes embalming, a public viewing, a funeral service held either in the funeral home or the deceased’s church followed by interment in a cemetery or mausoleum.
At Solon-Telford Funeral Home we can help arrange a simple funeral service to an elaborate one. We will show you many options and ways to personalize your service that best fits your needs and your budget. A traditional service usually includes the purchase of a casket and a vault.
To view our caskets and vaults visit the Merchandise page.
Some families choose cremation as a means of disposition of their loved one. There are different types of cremation services available through our funeral home. Whether it is a direct cremation or a full service traditional type followed by cremation, we can help your family choose which type would best fit your needs and budget. Some considerations involving cremation include whether or not to have a memorial service and whether to bury the cremains, keep them or scatter them. Also many families are choosing to have a viewing and funeral service first prior to cremation.
We have a Cremation Options Room on site that helps families decide which type of cremation service is best for them. We have many different cremation caskets, urns and urn vaults to choose from located right here in our options room.
We use a local crematory located at Schultz-Wilbert Vault Company in Streator.
Donation to Science
Some people have made requests that their body be donated to science for further medical studies. We at Solon-Telford Funeral Home can help those that choose this method of disposition. We will arrange for the necessary paperwork that needs to be filed.
Even with this type of disposition a memorial service can be held for the deceased. In most circumstances the cremains can be returned after all research has been done. The time frame for cremain returns varies in each instance. Some facilities even allow for embalming and a public viewing and funeral service to be held prior to being transported to the research facility.
For questions concerning donating to science, please call or stop by our funeral home.