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Considering Your Options

When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.  

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A service most often chosen is the traditional funeral that includes pallbearers, visitation, and memorial service. John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home will transport the casket to the funeral location and cemetery for a burial or entombment.

This option can cost more than other options being that they consist of many details. There is a wide variety of services that include a casket, flowers, embalming, dressing, room rentals and extra vehicles to transport family members. Cemetery plots or crypt are extra options, but we can help with everything you need.

Important Service Details to Think About:

  • Casket selection
  • Transfer of the deceased to our funeral home. Call us anytime, day or night. We have staff on duty 24/7 and we can help.
  • Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
  • Professional support and administrative staff assistance. We’ve got answers, checklists and information to help.
  • Obituary information
  • Memory tables, bulletin boards and videos
  • Selecting the best fit for a visitation room and/or service
  • Utility car
  • Special music
  • Registry book
  • Memorial folders or prayer cards
  • Acknowledgment cards

You may want to have a special clergy or another family friend conduct the service. Family members often take part by giving a reading, singing or helping the clergy. It’s all part of celebrating a life well lived and a person well loved.

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Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home. 

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Direct Burial - You may prefer to have the burial shortly after death. We offer simple containers, and because there is no viewing or visitation, no embalming is required. You choose whether to have a memorial service. Costs include the basic service fee as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt.

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John L. Ziegenhein & Sons believes you should have the opportunity to choose from all the service options available. Today, more people are considering cremation as an alternative to customary earth burial--after the opportunity to say good-bye and to share grief with family and friends. Cremation is truly a personal decision.

We can tailor any cremation service to meet your personal needs:

  • Traditional visitation and funeral ceremony followed by cremation
  • Funeral ceremony with no visitation, followed by cremation
  • Funeral visitation with no ceremony, followed by cremation
  • Immediate cremation, with a memorial service and the urn present
  • Immediate cremation with no services
  • Final care of the cremains--burial, scattering, placing in an urn or other memorialization.

John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes South County Chapel
4830 Lemay Ferry Rd
| Saint Louis, MO 63129
Tel: 314-894-8444
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John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes South City Chapel
7027 Gravois Ave
| Saint Louis, MO 63116
Tel: 314-352-2600
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