Des Moines, IA Cremation Services

Serving Families With Cremation Needs For Over Two Decades

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From $695

Most trusted Cremation provider for over two decades. Compassionate and Professional service, Affordable & Dignified Cremation Services Serving all faiths & ethnicities.

Our Cremation Packages Include

  • Transportation of the deceased to the crematory
  • Obtaining certified copies of death certificate
  • Obtaining cremation approval from the medical examiner
  • Assistance in filing for VA benefits and insurance policies
  • Social security administration forms completed
  • Alternative container (The container the body is cremated in)
  • Rigid container (For the return of the cremated remains)

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How to Honor a Life

veteran benefitsOne thing you can do to begin the healing process is to pay your respects in a distinctly personal way: What did he or she stand for? Value? Teach you?

Ask us about all the ways we can help you to uniquely celebrate your loved one’s legacy: burial at sea, scattering of cremains, interment of the ashes, viewings, and memorial services. Each can be done with a personal touch.

Scattering at Sea

scatering seaThe popularity of scattering at sea is steadily growing as people look to the organic nature of the ocean to help them bring closure to their loss.

Scattering at sea combines a sense of finality with a new beginning, as it returns us to nature and our origins.

If you are considering scattering the cremains of a loved one, we have lots of helpful information.

Why Legacy?

ss benefits– Like family, we are here to help you in every way possible 24/7.

– Supportive, caring representatives who take your call the first time and are trained to answer all of your questions.

– All-inclusive service and guidance through each step of the process.

– Sensitivity to all your needs, both financial and spiritual.

– Local assistance that keeps you connected to community.

Hello, this is Legacy Cremation Services. How Can we Help You?

The cremation industry has a lot to offer,
and Legacy is the “must-have” cremation provider
for the Des Moines, IA community.

Let’s plan a memorial service that is a tribute to the life that was led.

Losing a loved one is inevitable, and we understand how devastating that can be. If you’re responsible for making the final arrangements, that can feel overwhelming. That is why your first call should be to Legacy – the premiere cremation provider assisting families your area – where our dedicated staff is available around the clock to help you through every step.

Legacy provides a caring environment where those who have lost a loved one can find the guidance and support to plan a personalized and meaningful cremation, creating a positive experience for all involved.

Anything but standard.

There are so many ways to remember a loved one, just in the selection of the final resting place. For example:

  • Metal, stone, glass, marble, and ceramic urns from simple to fancy, to suit the taste of a loved one and the family
  • Carved wooden boxes, elaborate artwork, pictures frames, jewelry, vases, and flag cases designed to contain the ashes
  • Markers that look like natural rocks, the planting of a tree in a park, the donation of a piece of art or sculpture to be displayed at a significant community location (school, park, hospital, courtyard) as a permanent reminder of a loved one
  • A statue in a home garden or family property
  • A monument of any size or shape, etched with significant images or sayings
  • Elaborate headstones into which cremated remains can be placed, marking the final resting place in a traditional way
  • Planting a tree in memory of your loved one
  • Scattering of cremains.

Memorial service? You’ve got options. Perhaps your loved one wants to make sure their legacy is not forgotten by friends, children and grandchildren and they want to be remembered for the positive things they did. Planning a cremation memorial service with Legacy can ensure that this occurs. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, although it can be.

Either way it will mark this important day in your family history and create a lasting tribute to the deceased whom you held so dear. A Legacy cremation consultant can help you with any of the following options:

  • Custom memorial stationary and prayer cards to welcome guests, designed and purchased through Legacy.
  • A loving and supportive environment through music, lighting, photos, video and flowers – a unique celebration of the life of your loved one. Imagine a video or slide show that portrays important moments in the life of the deceased, and which plays continually, as favorite music plays in the background.
  • A web site where friends and family can share their memories and their heartfelt condolences, from wherever they are. This is especially helpful when a cremation is delayed due to a number of factors out of the family’s control. An online memorial last forever, and can be added to each year.
  • A memorial program, a small pamphlet or booklet which captures the life and personality of your loved one through photos, the obituary, poems, highlights of your loved one’s life, the names of family members, and special Bible verses or sayings. This will become an important memento for all who attend.
  • Memorial donations to charities, causes, environmental projects, or education scholarships – whatever was meaningful for your loved one.

A Legacy cremation counselor will help with the obituary, eulogies and contacting friends and family.

Think about pre-arranging a cremation package with Legacy.

Especially in the case of a terminal illness, you may want to plan ahead and purchase a cremation package that honors the wishes of the loved one. This will reduce the stress and worry associated with making all those decisions when that difficult time comes, and when you and your family just want to grieve. Instead of stress, the primary focus will be on a memorial service.

Our experienced cremation staff has even encountered families in crisis, when no plans were made ahead of time, channel the intense feelings of pain and grief into arguments about the final arrangements. Instead of beginning the grieving process in a healthy way, family members sometimes devolve into petty battles over minute details, causing rifts that can last for years. It’s no way to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Planning ahead ensures that the wishes of the deceased are carried out. What’s more important than that?

With the help of a Legacy cremation consultant, a memorial can be planned at a time of calm. The needed funds can be set aside. When death comes, the cremation process and service can proceed quickly and easily. Legacy can even arrange to ship the body to your hometown, should death occur elsewhere.

Many people prefer to keep things simple and economical
for their families when they pass on.

Contact Legacy Cremation Services, serving the Des Moines, IA community:

We’ll talk you through it.