How to Choose a Casket for Your Loved One

An unexpected death can leave loved ones feeling confused and lost with direction. There are many funeral service options following a death, from burial packages to cremation plans. Holding a funeral service allows a chance for friends and family members to say one last goodbye, while rejoicing and celebrating the life lived.

A burial service with a tribute to honor the departed is a popular choice among family members. With a burial service can come a checklist of necessities such as choosing a beautiful casket, preparing photos and/or videos for remembrance, and selecting a type of flower arrangement. With so many casket options, you may be wondering how to choose a casket for your loved one. The casket serves as a final resting place for your loved one making it important to explore all options available.

Research Various Casket Styles

Caskets vary in size, material, price, and color. One should spend time researching an appropriate casket, as this is a very personal decision. The material used in constructing a casket determines the cost, with stainless steel being the most popular and economical choice. Other casket material options include:

  • Metal
  • Bronze and copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Wood

At Diehl -Whittaker Funeral, we offer a stainless steel casket with up to 8 color pallets, depending on the burial package you have chosen.

Determine Your Funeral Budget

It is always recommended to work with a funeral home director to determine a budget when arranging a funeral. Being a family owned business, Diehl-Whittaker values offering affordable funeral service care. We will assist you in selecting the best burial package that suits your needs, and help you choose a casket that is appropriate for your family’s needs and budget. For those who prefer an alternative on pricing, perhaps consider our cremation services as this option is easier on the budget. A memorial service can still be arranged to honor the family member, and burials are still an option for cremation.

Browse Caskets in Person

Once you have determined your budget, take time to browse caskets in person. This allows you to view details and colors up-close to confirm you are making the right selection. Be sure the casket expresses high quality by feeling each item and asking questions along the way. Diehl-Whittaker offers a variety of caskets on display at our facility and we can direct you to a catalog if you don’t see the one you want. We’re here to help make the process easy for you and your family, so don’t hesitate to ask questions of our knowledgeable staff.

Diehl-Whittaker is a funeral service in Columbus, Ohio who makes every effort to reflect the quality of your loved one’s life.

The care your family deserves, at a cost your family can afford. Contact us today for burial packages, cremation packages, and pre-planning assistance.

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