At Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation Service, we care about our families. We want to give them the best service. We are proud of our traditional, diversified, and innovative ideas. These are values that we at Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation Service uphold by offering you a wide range of funeral options, from memorial, burial to cremation services in Hernando, FL for 20 years now. We can give you a place to be with family and friends after your loved one dies. We will do our best to honor them. Give us a call at (352) 341-1288 if you need immediate assistance.
Suppose you are facing the difficult loss of a loved one and need to make plans for a funeral and cremation in Hernando, FL. In that case, you will want to look at what the expert funerary advisors at Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation Service can offer you and your loved ones. For more than two decades, these professionals and their staff have been serving individuals and families through the depths of acute loss when laying departed loved ones to rest.
Since we are a full-service funeral home, this can significantly simplify the process of designing final arrangements. This means we offer clients a wide array of service options that are customizable and meaningful for each unique situation. With our experience comes the understanding gained by working with people from every walk of life and religious affiliation. We embrace the opportunity to support diverse and traditional customs to meet your specific needs.
As you work with honest and competent professionals to create plans for this final goodbye, you will experience clarity, support, compassion, and guidance. A funeral home that offers all of the services you may need will oversee the process and take special care of your deceased at each step. Hundreds of families choose Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation Service each year for a reason.
If your experience with making final arrangements is limited, it might be helpful to know a little bit more about what service options exist. So let’s begin by defining some of the instruments often used to honor the departed and prepare them for their final resting place.
Funeral Services: Most of us have heard of funerals and have a pretty good idea of what they are. What may not be known is just how unique they can be if that is desired. A funeral is typically held shortly after an individual has passed away. The biggest reason for this is that the deceased remains are present for the service. The casket may be open or closed for this event. Funerals can include a family visitation or funeral wake service prior to the honoring event. After the funeral service itself, the body of the deceased may be buried or cremated.
Cremation Services: Cremation is different from a funeral in that it is not really considered an honoring ceremony. Instead, it is a means used to prepare the body of the deceased for their final disposition. The process is handled with respect and compassion by highly trained and licensed professionals. For the actual procedure, the funeral professional takes the deceased’s remains and places them within a rigid-sided cremation container. The filled container is then set into a heat-proof chamber. As high heat envelops the chamber, the contents succumb to flames.
It is possible to hold a funeral for one individual and then have a cremation procedure performed. This can bring the benefits of both types of services together. Funerals can be very healing in nature. The opportunity to have a level of closure and “goodbye” is generally thought to be a healing experience for many families. In addition, cremation opens up the possibilities for diverse final resting places beyond the cemetery. If having both a funeral and cremation in Hernando, FL, appeals to you, let the funeral director you are working with know.
Special Considerations for Veterans and Their Families
Paying tribute to the honorable service rendered by veterans is a beautiful addition to the final services when it is applicable and desired by the family. Military Funeral Honors that are offered include the folding of the American flag, the presentation of the folded flag to the designated relative, as well as the playing of Taps. This could be played by a bugler or with a high-quality recording. These simple but profoundly moving gestures can show our deepest gratitude and respect to the families and individuals who have given much to their country.
Those who qualify for military honors of various levels will be able to provide the necessary documentation to verify the eligibility of these specific services. The special services could apply to those who have died while in the line of duty, while currently listed as active status, or those who have been honorably discharged from their military service.
Contact us for Next Steps
Being parted in death from someone you love is unspeakably challenging. But, please know that you need not face this time without tremendous support from caring death care experts. For all of your needs related to anything surrounding a funeral and cremation in Hernando, FL, reach out to Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Our soothing and comforting spaces are available for your final arrangement needs. Visit us at 2507 Highway 44 W, Inverness, FL 34453, or call (352) 341-1288 to begin the process now.
Funeral Home & Cremations FAQs
What should you not say after someone dies?
Avoid statements like "You are so strong" or "You look so great," which place pressure on the individual to keep up appearances and mask their genuine sentiments. The anguish of grief may never go away completely. Be aware that life may never feel the same again. You never "get over" the loss of a loved one. Learn more about funeral etiquette.
What should you do immediately after a loved one has died?
Why is the Social Security death benefit $255?
The LSDB ceiling of $255 was imposed by law in 1954. The maximum PIA payable under Social Security had reached $85 two years prior to this legislative amendment. Thus, for these maximum circumstances, 3 X the PIA would result in an LSDB of $255. Learn more about Social Security Death benefits.