Burial or Graveside Services
At Gill Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we want to make sure that you are well informed about the different types of burial services in Minneapolis. We think this is important so you can make the right choice about how to say goodbye to a loved one, or pre-plan your own funeral burial service.
First of all, what is a funeral? That might seem like a trivial question, but we find that even now there are people that come to us and do not know how a funeral is structured, or what its true purpose is. We have added some links below with helpful information. If you are considering funeral burial services in Minneapolis for either yourself or a loved one, it is important that you read our burial services page. This page covers the different graveside services that Gill Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services offers and gives you a breakdown of the various options for each.
In many ways, a graveside burial service is similar to a traditional funeral. The key difference being rather than holding the remembrance service at a church or funeral home, the entire service takes place at the cemetery. A graveside service can also be held after a traditional funeral service or prior to a memorial service.
How to Plan a Graveside Service
Whether the graveside service is going to be accompanied with another service or is a stand-alone event, the process of planning is quite similar. Much like a funeral, it is often led by a designated officiant or religious leader like a reverend or priest.
The first step in planning a burial service
is to select a cemetery. Depending on how you plan to care for the remains, there are many different locations within a cemetery from which to choose. The available spaces include graves, a mausoleum crypt, columbarium niche or scattering garden. Even if your loved one is cremated, burial and graveside services for cremation are possible.
The second part of planning a graveside service is planning the service. This is when you arrange for an officiant or someone to lead the burial service. You should select pallbearers and ask people if they would be a part of the service. Once this is done, you can select what readings or prayers will be said as well as who will deliver the eulogy. Gill Brothers' staff will guide you through this service planning stage.
The third part of planning a graveside service is inviting guests. Once the details have been arranged, you can start providing guests with the service information and other things they need to know.
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If you are interested in learning more about graveside burial services, we invite you to contact us. With three locations to serve you, Gill Brothers is committed to providing the communities we serve with quality and affordable services. If you have any questions, please do no hesitate to ask. Our caring staff would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. From start to finish, your family can rest easy knowing we will be by your side every step of the way offering guidance and support.
Once you decide what kind of burial service you want, the next step is to plan it. Our ‘how to plan a burial’ page is a great reference if you’ve never planned a burial service before. Please take some time to read through and make sure that a burial is the best choice for your loved one and your family. Cost is another major component of planning. If you would like to see our burial prices please visit our general price list.
If you have further questions regarding a burial service, we urge you to read through our frequently asked burial questions.