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Contemporary Cremation


A contemporary cremation is where the cremation takes place followed by a memorial visitation and/or service. With a contemporary cremation there is no formal public viewing of the body and the date of the memorial visitation/service is flexible. Private family viewing or witnessing of cremation is available,
see below for additional information.


  • Professional Services of funeral director and staff - available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call
  • Transportation of the deceased from place of death to our crematory*
  • Care of remains and Worry-Free Cremation at Davenport Crematory
  • Required authorizations and permits - Cook County Cremation Permit is an additional $50 to package price
  • Coordination with church, clergy, cemetery and military as necessary
  • Use of facilities, staff and equipment for a memorial service held at the funeral home or other location
  • Quality memorial package including: visitors register book, memorial folders or prayer cards, and thank you cards
  • Personalized DVD
  • Preparing and submitting obituaries to newspapers,  if desired
  • Choice of urn (selections listed below)
  • Cremation receptacle of your choice that your loved one will rest in to be cremated
  • Complimentary items (listed below)

Package price dependent on receptacle selected.

FAYETTE ...........................................................................................   $4,995
FIRST STEP.......................................................................................  $4,615
ALTERNATIVE CONTAINER............................................................ $4,295

Cremation Receptacle and Urn Options

These are a sample of our most popular urns. We have many more options for you to chose from.

Please click on a package below to expand.

Fayette

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First Step

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 Alterative Container

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Other Casket Selections are Available

Avalon Bronze

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Boccateak

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Contempo

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Crescent Imperial

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Cultured Marble

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Empire White Enamel

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Athena Brushed Pewter

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Rosewood

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Tradition Walnut

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Grecian Pewter

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Platinum Gold

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Golden Hearts

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Chippendale

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If you choose not to select one of our package urns a $100 credit will be given.

Additional Items:
  • A visitation the night before the Memorial Service........................................................................................... $700
  • Procession to a local cemetery ............................................................................................................................. $350
Complimentary Items:
  • Coffee, tea, bottled water, Coke products, plastic flatware, cups and plates (only included for services held at the funeral home)
  • Online, web hosting of memorial page
  • Local delivery of flowers and remembrance items to the luncheon or family’s home after service

*The package  does not include cash-advance items, such as death certificates, sales tax, newspaper notice fees, flowers, cemetery charges, etc., or the following:
  • Chicago transfers .....................................................................................................................................................................................…................... $200
  • Rush service requested (Overnight Cremation) ...................................................................................................................................................... $200
  • Plus-size cremation (over 300 pounds) Includes oversize alternative container)…….................................…............................…................... $250
  • Mailing of cremated remains ................................................................................................................................................................….................... $150
  • Removal of pacemaker and/or defibrillator .....................................................................................................................................…..................... $75
  • Graveside service and/or procession to local cemetery from place of service .......................................................................…...................... $350

Private family farewell and/or witnessing of cremation (limited to 8 people). Includes washing, grooming, and other appropriate preparation of the body.  Please note that this service is available at the sole discretion of the funeral director and is not available in all cases (e.g. trauma, autopsy, cases of disease or extended delay in viewing from the time of death). Embalming may be required. Viewing will be conducted at the funeral home in a First Step Cremation Casket.

  • Private Farewell only or Witnessing of Cremation only during regular business hours - add to alternative container price ..............................................  $695
  • Private Farewell and Witnessing of Cremation during regular business hours – add to alternative container price ............................................................  $895
    For a Private Farewell and /or Witnessing after 5 p.m. add an additional $200

We want this to be a positive experience for your family and we will do everything possible to make that happen. If the private family viewing evolves into a public visitation, you will be charged according to our General Price List.


Veteran Benefits and Requirements 

A veteran’s family will receive a flag and a solid wood flag case. We will also assist a veteran’s family with the following:  coordinating military honors, arranging burial in a national cemetery, ordering Presidential Memorial Certificates, and completing the application for a grave marker from the Veterans Administration.

Families must provide DD-214 discharge papers.

Veteran benefits are available for eligible veterans who have been discharged or separated from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable, and have completed the required period of service. U.S. Armed Forces members who die on active duty are also eligible, as are spouses and dependent children of eligible living and deceased veterans, and of current and deceased armed forces members.  Families must provide DD-214 discharge papers. For additional information please contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 800-827-1000.

Prices effective May 14, 2020
(Subject to change without notice)

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