Traditional funeral services typically include a visitation, public or private, the day before the funeral service. The visitation may occur at the funeral home or a church depending on the family’s wishes. The next day, the funeral service, public or private, takes place at either the funeral home or a church.
A graveside service, public or private, typically involves a service at the graveside.
With immediate burial, there is no service. The individual is taken to be buried.
Macz Funeral Homes is a leader in the profession when it comes to green practices. We were one of the first to receive the NFDA Green Funeral Practices in Illinois. Green in funeral service means practicing environmental consciousness and being eco-friendly. Green Burial is a decision made by families that are concerned about environmental impact and leaving behind less of a carbon footprint. We are also fortunate within Marion County to have a Green Section in a local cemetery.
When a veteran passes, we coordinate with the appropriate local and/or national military unit for a veteran’s memorial graveside service. We also provide the necessary paperwork for a veteran’s flag, Presidential memorial certificate, and government headstone or marker.
We will contact Social Security when processing information for the death certificate.