Cremation Services




Cremation involves exposing the body of the departed to high heat, resulting in ashes, or cremated remains. Sometimes, people keep the cremated remains of their loved ones in an urn. Others choose to spread the ashes in a meaningful location. If you are considering cremation to honor the memory of your loved one, contact John F. Pfleger Funeral Home. We offer cremation arrangements at a reasonable cost. Call us to speak with a representative who can answer your questions.



Arranging a Cremation

Once the decision to cremate has been made, the responsible party will sign the necessary paperwork. From there, the funeral home takes care of the rest. While making arrangements to cremate a loved one, the family has the following decisions to make:

  • What do you want your loved one to be cremated in?
  • Who – if anyone – do you want to present at the crematorium during the process?
  • What will your loved one’s cremated remains be kept in? An urn? Who will keep the urn?
  • If not an urn, will you scatter the ashes? Where?
  • Do you want to place anything inside the cremation casket?
  • Do you want family members to view the body before it is cremated?
  • Will you have a visitation or funeral service before cremation?


It’s okay if you don’t have the answers to all these questions. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home will help you make these important decisions. We provide a planning checklist that outlines everything you need to think about during this process. Call us today to start making cremation arrangements.



What Happens During the Cremation Process?

The cremation process begins with the pre-heating of the cremation chamber. The body of the deceased is placed inside a combustible coffin or similar container. This container is then placed into the chamber. The chamber is heated to a high enough temperature to disintegrate the body of the departed, leaving only bone fragments behind. A magnet is used to draw out any remaining metal pieces. The fragments are ground into the fine whitish-gray powder we recognize as ashes or cremated remains. These remains are placed into an urn or other container for the family to keep.



Why Do People Choose Cremation?

Cremation is a popular choice for many reasons. Here are some of the most common reasons people choose to cremate their loved ones:

  • The loved one had requested to be cremated while they were living.
  • Cremation is typically cheaper than a traditional burial/interment.
  • Religious preferences lend to cremation.
  • There are more options when it comes to the deceased’s final disposition – their ashes can be spread at a location of their choice.
  • It is more environmentally friendly than a burial.


Choose John F. Pfleger Funeral Home for Cremation

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home can take care of the cremation arrangements for your loved one. We offer flexibility and personalization options that allow you to say goodbye in the way you want. We can arrange a graveside cremation service, where family members are present and the cremated remains are interred, or we can accommodate placing the remains in separate urns for family members. We know that cremation services can be costly, and we offer payment options to suit every budget.



Contact John F. Pfleger Funeral Home

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home is available to answer your questions and lend our support while you make decisions about funeral and cremation services. Call us today to discuss options with one of our representatives.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc.
Phone: (732) 671-1326
115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, NJ 07748
Evan F. Pfleger, Manager - NJ Lic. No. 4714

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