Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services provides personalized service. As death can occur within any given moment, we provide round the clock efficient care in your time of need. We are a complete full-service funeral home, providing counseling on all aspects and options of funeral services and merchandise. We offer choices to memorialize your loved one that give you the look and memories you desire.
We believe the best way to help is to listen and provide the choices you need. Our years of experience will help guide you in deciding your choices and needs. Whether you have questions regarding preplanning, cemetery requirements, or veterans and social security benefits we are always available to discuss those important issues with you.
Traditional Funeral Services
Anatomical Donation Services
Out-of-Town Arrangement Services
The Value of a Funeral
Acknowledge that a life has been lived
Allows survivors to remember and honor their loved one in a special way
Serves as a central gathering place for family and friends to give emotional and physical support to one another
Provides closure for the bereaved
Initiates the grieving process
Confirms the reality and finality of the death
Encourages mourners to face the pain of their loss and express their thoughts and feelings
Helps survivors to better cope with their grief and enables them to move forward with their lives
Cremation is the second most common form of disposition in the United States behind ground burial, and is selected for many reasons ranging from religious beliefs or ethnic customs to cost. Most families selecting cremation are believed to do so simply because of personal preference.
Some people are surprised to learn that cremation does not preclude a funeral with all the traditional aspects of the ceremony. Visitation or viewing with a funeral ceremony and church or memorial services are options to be considered. Such rites are for the benefit of the living, to help family and friends find support during their bereavement and to honor the life and memory of the deceased.
Cremation creates new options, and as with any funeral arrangements can be as individual as the people involved.
After cremation many people prefer to bury the cremated remains in an urn or urn vault. Above ground entombment, permanent possession or scattering are other choices for final disposition.
"What does preplan mean?" For the same reasons you write a will, make retirement plans, or buy life insurance, people feel that it is a good idea to plan for the future and make their funeral arrangements.
Peace of mind…At the time of an actual funeral most decisions need to be made within a few hours. By preplanning, you can take your time and make the decisions in an unhurried and thoughtful way.
You can save money…You can select the type of service you would like and how much you would like to spend. By paying for a service now, you can protect your assets from future unexpected expenses and may qualify for Medicaid or SSI benefits.
Your personal touch…Many people have very specific ideas of how they would like their service to be conducted. Many have personal hobbies or interests that they would like incorporated into the service such as a quilt display, fishing gear, or favorite family photos. Many people have a special poem or bible verse they would like read or a favorite song played. Making a service that is a personal tribute is a lasting memory for the survivors and helps the grief process.
Our caring tradition for families does not end with the service. Attention to detail continues with follow-up calls, document processing, the continuing care series by Doug Manning and other family concerns. We have an annual Holiday Memorial Program during which we present a personalized angel ornament to each family.
Grief Support Library
If you would like information on grief support materials found in our facilities, or would like more information on local resources, please contact us.