Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

When a family in the Cedar Rapids and Marion area is considering cremation, they may wonder what options are actually available.  When you choose Cedar Memorial you have available to you many different and unique ways to commemorate and celebrate a life lived. 

More people in Iowa and around the U.S. are choosing cremation than ever before, and our caring team will explain how we can provide to your family a caring and meaningful tribute.

Whether your preferences lean more toward the simple or the elaborate, Cedar Memorial offers many options that work hand-in-hand with cremation, including a celebration of life, a visitation, a memorial, a reception, and other comforting and healing rituals. The compassionate professionals at our locations will help you put a plan in place to celebrate the life of your loved one in the most personal way possible. Consider the following ideas to memorialize with cremation, while keeping in mind that we will assist you with your choices every step of the way:

One of the first options that is considered for memorialization with cremation is an urn. An urn is the vessel that contains the cremated remains. Urns vary greatly in shape, size, and material. No matter the request, the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Cedar Memorial is available to find the exact urn to meet your preferences.

Keepsakes and Jewelry

Cedar Memorial offers a wide variety of keepsakes and jewelry. Some keepsakes may hold a small portion of the cremated remains while others may not. One of the most personalized options available is our thumbprint keepsakes that offer the thumbprint of a loved one that is cast into a custom jewelry piece.

Cemetery Inurnment Options
With numerous options available, Cedar Memorial is the leader in offering our community solutions for permanent and perpetual places of rest for cremated remains. Placement of cremated remains is important for family and friends as it allows for them the opportunity to mourn, heal, and honor their loved ones. We offer traditional earth inurnment options and many unique sections that include inurnment within beautiful limestone repose memorials. With the traditional earth inurnment options, it is common that an urn vault is selected. An urn vault offers additional protection to the urn and the cremated remains, and can also contain personal items to create a memory chest that honors the deceased.

Mausoleum Inurnment Options
A cemetery serves as a permanent place of memorialization that anchors your personal history. For those that select the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, you have the ability to create a highly personalized final place of rest. With our exclusive glass front niche options, each family has the option of adding a durable cameo photo and a personal item. Our newest addition to the mausoleum will include numerous different glass front and marble front niches.

Glass Artwork
One of the more unique and artistic options now available is a memorial that suspends the cremated remains within a solid glass sculpture piece or a glass keepsake. With a variety of designs and color options, you are sure to create a one-of-a-kind remembrance of your loved one.

Whatever your memorialization choice, know that when you choose us, your loved one will never leave our professional care. Details about some of these services and more are available on our website, or by contacting us at our offices in Cedar Rapids. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.  


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