View Full Version : Guess we need a smaller hearse

Richard Vyse
10-15-2017, 07:54 AM
About a third f the time we're transporting cremated remains to the grave. Maybe we need a smaller hearse.

Tony Karsnia
10-15-2017, 09:52 AM
It's nice to see you're using the hearse for this purpose. We use our hearse for cremation services also.

Kurt Arends
10-15-2017, 05:07 PM
Question for you F.D.s: Are you burying cremains in those types of vessels in a vault? I purchased this Clark cremation burial vault a couple of weeks ago from a funeral home's basement and I thought it was an odd concept.

Kevin M. Lyons Sr.
10-15-2017, 07:22 PM
We used to use the Clark cremation vaults many years ago. It boils down to family wishes and cemetery regulations whether or not urn vaults are used. Most of our urn burials go in MacKenzie urns which do double duty

Terry Lange
10-15-2017, 10:24 PM
Our mortuary/cemetery combo required any in-ground interment to have an outer burial container, whether it be for a casket or an urn. Wilbert Vault Co. had a selection of urn burial vaults which were aligned with their casket burial vaults. Other lesser known suppliers offered entry level options.

Tony Karsnia
10-15-2017, 10:45 PM
Ditto to the responses Kevin and Terry made. We use Wilbert urn vaults; some of our cemeteries require urn vaults while others do not. When presenting the urn vaults during arrangements, I always offer the family can place small, meaningful items in the vault with the urn. We do this in a ceremonious manner at the convlusion of the graveside service. People embrace this, so most of my families elect to use an urn vault even when one isn't required.

As for items placed in the vault, they are typically letters from family members, tobacco, cards, fishing lures, hobby items, and folded clothes.

Kurt Arends
10-15-2017, 10:51 PM
So, if you are buying an urn, and urn vault, and a cemetery plot......... what is the cost savings or the reasoning in going with cremation?

Darren Bedford
10-15-2017, 11:20 PM
plot can hold more than one person with cremation

and the vaults are a lot cheaper for a cremation

Paul Steinberg
10-16-2017, 07:07 AM
In this area, many of the cemeteries limit the plots to no more than 2 urns.

Chuck Kramer
10-16-2017, 07:09 AM
So, if you are buying an urn, and urn vault, and a cemetery plot......... what is the cost savings or the reasoning in going with cremation?

The urn is smaller, the vault is smaller and the hole is smaller.

Mike Weirauch
10-16-2017, 10:35 AM
I offer the Wilbert Universal Urn Vault along with the Clark 12 ga std, 12 ga galvanized and the Clark SST. On a full service funeral where a visitation and funeral precedes the cremation the only noticeable change in pricing will be the vault and cemetery expenses will be less. On a direct cremation, that will be noticeably less. We sell about 3 Clark urn vaults to the Universal urn vault and our prices are the same for the Universal and the 12 ga std.

John ED Renstrom
10-16-2017, 10:48 AM
they will do 6 in a plot here and we are sure that a vault is necessary by state law. I'll find that out today.