Cremation Society of Michigan


Cremation Options

These prices are effective as of March 1, 2017 but are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any direct disposition services you select will include a charge for our services. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the direct disposition goods and services you selected.

Services and Merchandise for Sale:

A. Our charge to arrange for simple cremation (without ceremony) include:

*Professional and staff services, family counselor for arrangements, administrative services including necessary authorizations (any cost is additional), automotive equipment (within 30 mile radius of a CSM facility) and temporary container for cremated remains prior to disposition.

*Cremation Fee at Crematory

If you want to arrange a simple cremation, you can use an unfinished wood box (CSM does not, however, offer unfinished wood boxes) or an alternative container. Alternative containers can be made of materials like heavy cardboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or pouches of canvas.

  1. Simple Cremation with no viewing or witnessing cremation, no date requested by family for cremation, delivery, or for disposition of ashes. Cremation is performed within 5 working days from receipt of signed death certificate. Cremated remains will be available within two working days after cremation has taken place. 
    Member $ 1395.00
    Non-Member $ 1595.00 
  2. Same as Option 1, with Memorial Visitation or Service, including Folders, Register Book and Acknowledgement Cards and is not to exceed 3 hours.) (Does not include clergy honorarium, flowers, or cost of death notice.) 
    Member $ 3040.00
    Non-Member $ 3240.00
  3. Priority Cremation: Same as Option 1 with cremation performed within 24 hours of the death certificate being signed and cremation permit secured. 
    Member $ 1495.00
    Non-Member $ 1695.00
  4. Priority Cremation: Same as Option 3, but over a weekend or holiday.
    Member $ 1695.00
    Non-Member $ 1895.00 
  5. Cremated remains available by a requested day, when no priority cremation is required. 
    Member $ 1495.00
    Non-Member $ 1695.00 
  6. Cremation, with witnessing the cremation tray being placed inside the cremation chamber. 
    Member $ 1495.00
    Non-Member $ 1695.00 
  7. Cremation, with private family gathering, limited to 1 hour. Remains are bathed, dressed and hair is combed. (This is sometimes not possible, due to autopsy, accident, etc.). This option provides an alternative viewing container. 
    Member $ 1890.00
    Non-Member $ 2090.00 
  8. Priority Cremation with witnessing at Crematory combines Options 3 and 6
    Member $ 1595.00
    Non-Member $ 1795.00
  9. INDIVIDUAL FAMILY OPTION Anything requested by a family that is not included in the above options, or a combination of 2 or more options. Prices will be quoted depending on the extra time and effort required.  


B. Private Family Gathering limited to 1/2 hour and 10 people. Remains are bathed, dressed, and hair is combed. Also includes use of facilities. $ 495.00

C. Other Services and Facilities

  1. Excess mileage charge for removal of remains (per mile) $ 3.00
  2. Arrange for use of facilities and staff for memorial service or visitation (including register book, memorial folders and acknowledgement cards (not to exceed 3 hours). $ 1645.00
  3. Arrange for a Director for Memorial Service at church $ 450.00
  4. Administrative fee for processing insurance assignments, if our total charges are not paid prior to cremation. Charge PER insurance assignment $ 250.00

D. Merchandise

  1. Memorial folders or Holy Cards (100) $ 95.00
  2. Special printing additional $ 25.00
  3. Adding picture to cards or folders $ 100.00
  4. Acknowledgement Cards (25) $ 5.00
  5. Register Book $ 25.00
  6. Cremation Urns from $ 25.00 to $ 9950.00

E. Arrange for Disposition of Cremated Remains

  1. Delivery (Local Area) $ 75.00
  2. Shipping Ashes (Plastic Urn Included) $ 100.00

F. Arrange for Sheltering/Refrigeration Charge beyond two days $ 50.00 per day

G. Travel Protection Plan $ 395.00

* You may elect not to use any item with the exception of any item marked with an asterisk. This list does not include prices for certain items that you may ask us to buy for you, such as cemetery charges, flowers and newspaper notices. The prices for those items will be shown on your bill or the statement describing the direct disposition goods and services you selected. 

NOTE: This firm is in the direct disposition business. We do not offer the following:

Caskets      Vaults       Viewing       Embalming       Hearse

We can recommend the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes if the above services are desired.


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