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John Specht
B: 1936-09-01
D: 2017-04-21
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Specht, John
Waltraud Freund
B: 1923-02-11
D: 2017-04-19
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Freund, Waltraud
Michael Adcock
B: 1957-12-31
D: 2017-04-18
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Adcock, Michael
Ronald Groce
B: 1946-11-11
D: 2017-04-17
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Groce, Ronald
Kathleen Portwood
B: 1947-05-16
D: 2017-04-14
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Portwood, Kathleen
Doris Simunich
B: 1925-10-27
D: 2017-04-14
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Simunich, Doris
Ronald Ciampichini
B: 1959-09-30
D: 2017-04-13
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Ciampichini, Ronald
Randall Therssen
B: 1960-05-07
D: 2017-04-13
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Therssen, Randall
Duane Smith
B: 1938-06-06
D: 2017-04-08
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Smith, Duane
Bernard Holzhauer
B: 1933-07-24
D: 2017-04-05
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Holzhauer, Bernard
Mary Grzelakowski
B: 1932-02-05
D: 2017-04-04
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Grzelakowski, Mary
Matthew Duhaime
B: 1981-02-14
D: 2017-04-03
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Duhaime, Matthew
Linda Champion
B: 1952-10-10
D: 2017-04-02
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Champion, Linda
Janet Brooks
B: 1952-03-23
D: 2017-04-01
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Brooks, Janet
Lucille Frantz
D: 2017-04-01
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Frantz, Lucille
Sharon Ford
B: 1947-01-10
D: 2017-03-31
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Ford, Sharon
Francis "Bud" Gibbons
B: 1943-04-29
D: 2017-03-31
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Gibbons, Francis "Bud"
Alice Combetta
B: 1933-06-20
D: 2017-03-29
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Combetta, Alice
Robert Ahl
B: 1925-07-02
D: 2017-03-29
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Ahl, Robert
Peggy Kronberg
B: 1941-11-25
D: 2017-03-28
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Kronberg, Peggy
Mark Liske
B: 1965-06-06
D: 2017-03-26
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Liske, Mark

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32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
Fax: (586) 293-5837

General Price List

These Prices are Effective as of January 1, 2016

(Subject to change without notice)

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers.  You may choose only the items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead.   If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.

Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff       $ 1,975.00

Our charge includes arrangement counseling, necessary arrangements, recording vital statistics, securing permits, filing and obtaining death certificates and other forms and claims, preparation of necessary notices, and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.  (This fee is already included in our charges for forwarding or receiving remains and in part for direct cremation and direct burial).

Embalming       $  700.00

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.  Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

Other Preparation of the Body      $  250.00

Autopsy & or Gift of Life repair      $  150.00

Refrigeration of Remains (per day)        $  65.00

Use of Facilities, Staff and Equipment (Conducted at funeral home or other facility):

For Funeral Ceremony      $  550.00

For Visitation or Viewing      $  875.00

For Additional Hours (ea.)       $  150.00

For Memorial Service       $  875.00

For Graveside Service       $  350.00

For Disinter/Re-inter Supervision    $ 300.00

For Non-domestic Consultation     $ 350.00

For Anatomical Donations        $1,250.00

Automotive Equipment (within 20 mile radius)

Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home      $  375.00

Casket Coach (Hearse)       $  375.00

Limousine (From livery if desired by family)      $  350.00

Transfer to Crematory or Cemetery      $  175.00

Additional loaded miles:  $3.00 per mile

Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home      $ 3,225.00

This charge includes local removal of remains, basic services of staff, necessary authorizations, embalming, local transportation (Does not include shipping charges, visitation or funeral ceremony).

Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home      $ 2,625.00

This charge includes basic services of staff, local transportation to funeral home, casket coach (local) to cemetery or crematory. (Does not include shipping charges, visitation or funeral ceremony).

Interment and Cremation Service Options:

Full Traditional Funeral with Visitation-with casket purchase      $ 4,800.00

Full Traditional Funeral with Visitation-without casket purchase      $  5,300.00

Includes: services of Funeral Directors & staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (within 20 miles), embalming, other preparation of the body, use of vehicles, visitation, funeral ceremony, hearse to cemetery (with or without procession).

Concept Service-with casket purchase      $  4,000.00

Concept Service-without casket purchase      $4,500.00

Includes: services of Funeral Directors & staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (within 20 miles), embalming, 3 hours of visitation, funeral ceremony (same night), transfer of remains to cemetery or crematory, no procession.  Additional hours of visitation (per hour)  $ 150.00

Spartan Service-with casket purchase       $ 3,700.00

Spartan Service-without casket purchase      $ 4,200.00

Includes: services of Funeral Director & staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (within 20 miles), embalming, other preparation of the body, 1 hour visitation and funeral ceremony (same day) at funeral home or other location, transfer of remains to cemetery or crematory, no procession.

Immediate Burial or Direct Cremation (Range of prices)              $ 1,525.00-2,525.00

•Our charge for an immediate burial (excluding ceremonies & cemetery charges) includes local removal & care of remains, basic services of staff. Price will vary based on choice of casket or container.

•If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.  Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials and are rigid in construction.

Immediate Burial or Direct Cremation with casket (light weight corrugated flat top)    $ 2,125.00

Immediate Burial or Direct Cremation with rigid container, supplied by funeral home/client                     $ 1,525.00

Immediate Burial with 20 ga. steel casket  $ 2,525.00

Family Identification Viewing (when embalming is not selected)      $  160.00

Includes cleansing of the body, dressing and feature adjustment for a brief family viewing. A “Release of Liability” must be signed by next of kin for viewing an un-embalmed body.

Direct Cremation with Memorial Service, including Memorial Merchandise Package   $ 2,500.00

Funeral Merchandise

Caskets (Range of Prices/ Price list available)      $ 492.00 – 8,775.00

Rental Casket:  Solid oak, with liner      $ 995.00

Additional fee for use of rental casket outside of funeral facility      $ 100.00

Outer Burial Containers (Range of Prices/ Price list available)      $ 675.00 – 2,875.00

Rental Urn for Visitation or Memorial Service       $ 35.00

Urns (Range of Prices based upon selection)

Cemetery Markers (Range of prices based upon selection)

Additional items available with services:

Memorial Package 

(includes memorial folders or prayer cards, acknowledgment cards,

visitors register book and cross)      $ 300.00

Items sold separately:

Acknowledgement Cards (25 ct. with envelopes)      $ 15.00

Visitors Register      $ 35.00

Memorial Cards or Holy Cards      $ 265.00

Cross or Crucifix      $ 25.00

Cremation Options:

There are many options for cremation arrangements.  Selecting the most personalized option is a four-step process:

  1. Select the service:
    • Full service funeral with 1-2 days of visitation, a funeral ceremony at the funeral home or at another location the next day, with or without a procession, with or without a tribute service following the cremation.
  • Concept service funeral with 3 hours of visitation, funeral ceremony at the funeral home or another location the same evening, with or without a tribute service following the cremation.
  • Spartan service funeral with 1 hour of visitation, funeral ceremony at the funeral home the same day, with or without a tribute service following the cremation.
  • Memorial service following the cremation, at the funeral home or at another location.
  • A private,  un-embalmed casketed or un-casketed, family viewing prior to cremation with signing of a release of liability form.
  • A simplified, direct plan without ceremony or viewing.
  1. Select the container:
    • Casket suitable for cremation.
  • Rental casket made of solid oak, with a liner suitable for cremation.
  • Alternative containers constructed of rigid composition materials are suitable when no viewing or gathering is desired.
  1. Select the urn:
    • Urn suitable for niche placement.
  • Urn suitable for burial, with or without an urn vault.
  • Urn suitable for home display or scattering.
  1. Select personalization and keepsakes to honor the life of a loved one:
  2. Engraving
  3. Keepsake urns
  4. Jewelry
  5. Symbolic tributesSmart Link