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A Full Range of Services for Funeral and Cremation in Howell, MI

If you are thinking about funeral or cremation and want your family to begin a healthy grief journey, then you may want to consider the services offered by Borek Jennings Funeral Homes in Howell, MI and the surrounding areas. For years, our focus is to help the living successfully navigate the Acute Loss Period, the crucial time between the event of death and the onset of grief. We offer a Family Farewell which is a private gathering intended to offer everyone in your family a quiet moment of reflection and an opportunity to say their goodbyes. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Call us at (517) 546-0100 for more information.

When the time arises that you require services for funeral and cremation in Howell, MI, consider retaining Borek Jennings Funeral Homes. As a full-service funeral provider, we are equipped to handle and support all of your needs during this time. We take care of the following kinds of details:

  • Transporting the deceased from the place of death into our care
  • Supporting the filing of paperwork for death benefits, notification to social security, and filing for certified copies of the death certificate
  • Publication of death notices and obituary in the newspaper and digitally on our website
  • Ordering flowers for any relevant services and arranging them at the appropriate locations
  • Coordinating with the clergy of various faiths
  • Coordinating with the funeral venue (such as a church) if not at our location
  • Embalming the remains as needed
  • Cremation services, including necessary permits
  • Helping you select necessary merchandise such as caskets, burial vaults, memorial markers, urns, etc

Having a full-service provider simplifies things for you since we take care of everything we possibly can on your behalf.

Howell MI Funeral Home And Cremations

Supporting the Living to Find Their Way Forward

The period of time between learning of the loss of your loved one and when grief sets in is called the Acute Loss Period. This time period is a critical time when many decisions need to be made regarding the disposition of the loved one’s remains.

We work with our clients to help them understand how these choices can affect the future. Many are not aware that their emotional well-being can be deeply impacted by the choices made in this window of time.

With this long view in mind, we will share the latest information about how these decisions affect future healing. Grief experts and counselors have a wealth of knowledge and ideas about facilitating closure and healthy grieving practices best. There is no one “right way” to go forward here! We are simply committed to helping you think about these extra considerations to avoid unnecessary regrets in the future.

Cost of Funeral Service in Howell, MI

Funeral services in Howell, MI can vary in cost depending on several factors. Some of the factors that may influence the price of a funeral service include the type of service, casket or urn selection, and the funeral home chosen. The average cost of a funeral service in Howell, MI ranges from $6,000 to $10,000. Additional expenses such as cemetery fees and flowers can increase the overall cost. It's important to compare prices and services offered by different funeral homes to find the best value for your needs.

Choices for the Final Disposition: Funeral and Cremation in Howell, MI

Let’s take a moment to consider if funeral services or cremation services are a better fit for your situation. Generally, funeral services are held with the body of the deceased present, usually in a closed casket. They can range from minimal private affairs to very public and large events. Funerals can be held with a viewing or visitation period prior to the service. There also may not be a viewing at all. There are circumstances when a graveside service and simple burial are chosen.

Cremation services can be handled with or without an attached service. When this option is chosen, we call it a direct cremation. A direct cremation can be helpful if a memorial service is being planned for a farther out date. Cremations can be held in conjunction with a memorial service. In some circumstances, a funeral with the urn bearing the ashes is also acceptable. It can be freeing for families to understand that funeral and cremation in Howell, MI, are not merely one option or the other.

Why Choose a Reputable Funeral Home?

Choosing a funeral home with the depth of experience to deliver just what you are wanting is paramount. The biggest reason for this is, there aren’t any do-overs in situations like this. We want to help you, and we will get it right. Did you know we were rated the #1 funeral home in all of Livingston County in 2020?

We have worked with hundreds of families and have received glowing reviews. Each interaction is vital to us. We don’t do it for praise. We feel honored to serve grieving individuals and families in this way. We have learned over time and with the valued feedback of our clients what works and what does not.

Pre-Planned Arrangements Available

There are some situations where the need for these services is upcoming but not immediate. When this happens, we might find ourselves thinking about our own death. Considering our own end-of-life arrangements through this lens can help loved ones and families facing such times.

Families won’t be left guessing what you might choose if you have already designated your choices. It is true that we will honor the next of kin’s wishes over the specified wishes of the dead if there is a conflict. Because of this, we encourage you to make this discussion a family affair. It definitely eases the burden on the remaining loved ones when these conversations have taken place, and affairs are in order.

Reach Out for Assistance Today

When facing the need to hire a provider for funeral and cremation in Howell, MI, don’t hesitate to contact us at Borek Jennings Funeral Homes. We are ready to assist you today, just contact us at (517) 546-0100.

Funeral & Cremation FAQs 

  •  What can I say instead of sorry for your loss?
    • I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
    • I'm stunned by this news.
    • My heart aches to hear this news.
    • I love you and I'm here for you.
    • Please know that your friends love you and are here for you.
    • I'm so sorry.
    • My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    • God bless you and your family.
    • Learn more on how to comfort someone.

  • What are funeral arrangements called? 
    • Funeral & Cremation Terms. The act of planning for final disposition, including a funeral, cremation, memorial, ceremony or other service/plans prior to death. Advance Planning can involve simply recording one's wishes (preplanning) or making financial arrangements (pre-paying). Also known as "preneed." 

  • How do you discuss funeral arrangements in advance? 
    • Do more listening than talking. The most meaningful conversations are ones in which the participants know their ideas are respected.
    • Put the conversation in context.
    • Adjust the discussion as needed.
    • Keep an ongoing dialogue.
    • Learn more about My Family Care Plan.

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