Welcome to the Cremation Society of Michigan Mobile Website.

The Cremation Society of Michigan specializes in providing dignified cremation services without the cost of traditional funerals. We serve all of Michigan. Our helpful cremation information will assist you whether you have experienced the death of a loved one or are considering planning in advance of need.

We encourage people to visit our facilities, meet our staff and compare. As cremation service professionals, we have the opportunity to invest time and staff in family lives. We understand that when a great story needs to be told in a memorial format to bring tribute to the life of a loved one, it should be done with professionalism, respect and dignity.

Please call 313-839-4100 or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.


The Society

How does the Cremation Society of Michigan Work? 
The Cremation Society is notified immediately at the time of death. We will provide transportation from the place of death, and arrange shelter for the remains temporarily at our facility until the death certificate can be signed by the attending physician and/or medical examiner. The cremation permit is then secured and the remains are cremated.

Do the remains have to be embalmed? 
No. Embalming is not necessary in Michigan.

What happens to the cremated remains after cremation? 
Your cremated remains will be handled according to your written instructions, or returned to your survivors to do as they wish. The cremated remains are returned in a simple temporary container, but if you wish, a memorial urn may be purchased.

Is it easy to become a member of the Cremation Society of Michigan? 
Yes, it will take only five minutes of your time to register with the Cremation Society of Michigan. Just give us a call and we will send you out a statistical information form. Fill it out and mail it to our office with a one-time registration fee of $40 for a single membership, or $70 for a married couple. It is not refundable, nor an offset to final service costs. We will register you, and send wallet sized cards and a certificate of registration. You may change any arrangement instructions just by contacting us.

At the time of death, what is the cost for the complete cremation service? 
The cost of the complete cremation service, within the state of Michigan, is presently $1395 for members. However, there is an additional transportation charge outside of the five-county metropolitan area. (Presently, $2.75 per mile one way from our office.) There may also be city and county charges for cremation permits and certified copies of death certificates.

May I pre-pay the cremation cost of $1395, and is it refundable? 
Yes. And you receive a life time guarantee that this is all you will ever pay. One hundred percent of the funds are placed in a separate trust account in a federally insured bank. The account is between the society and you. In accordance with Michigan state law, all funds placed in funeral trust accounts, and the accrued interest, whether with a funeral home or the cremation society, are 90% refundable.

What happens if the death occurs while on vacation or out of state? 
The Cremation Society has an agreement with Assist America, Inc to make available a Travel Protection Plan for those members who have prepaid a $1395 fee. For an additional amount of $395, you will receive a guarantee that we will arrange the cremation in any location in the world, provided the death occurs more than 100 miles from your legal residence.

Are Social Security and Veterans benefits available if I am cremated? 
Yes, if you are eligible. There is a possibility of $255 from Social Security, $450 from Federal Veterans and $300 from the County Veterans. The Veterans benefits are reimbursed to whomever paid the cost of the cremation.



Our Mission

The Cremation Society of Michigan recognizes that its highest priority is to honor God in all that we do as a company and as individuals. With respect, dignity, and personal attention, our team of caring professionals strive to exceed expectations, offering options and assistance designed to facilitate healing and wholeness in serving the personal needs of family and friends as they experience a loss of life.

Our Value

The following are values of the Cremation Society of Michigan and its affiliates which enable us to carry out our mission.

Families

The bereaved families and friends we serve are always our primary consideration. We provide the finest quality services to families from all incomes, races, cultural and religious backgrounds, and we will consistently strive to meet their individualized needs as they adjust to the loss of their loved one.

Integrity

In all that we do, we will conduct ourselves with the highest possible integrity, adhering to the company’s ethical standards. Honesty and integrity will be our guiding consideration each time we make a decision and each time we communicate with our families.

Excellence

We will always achieve the highest level of excellence in providing for our families. This will be done through knowledge of company policies and procedures and of the regulations and laws governing our services. We will not compromise the standards of excellence we have set for ourselves.

Caregiving Professionals

Respecting the expertise of other care giving professionals, we seek to establish and maintain superior working relationships with them. In the best interest of family and friends, we work cooperatively together.

Community Involvement

We are committed to the well being of our community and dedicated to preserving the integrity of our environment. We strive to be a positive resource and good neighbor.

Suppliers

We strive to develop and maintain superior working relationships with our suppliers and treat them with respect in all situations.

Profession

As innovative and creative leaders in the profession, we strive to foster cooperative relationships within the industry. We bring to the profession the highest standards and a solid reputable organization.

Employees

The staff is our most valuable resource. Each individual is honest and trustworthy, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Needs to understand the purpose of his/her work and its relationship to the organization’s mission. Makes an important contribution to achieving the goals of the organization and is willing to be innovative and take risks to accomplish those goals. Strives to achieve his/her potential and is willing to work hard to realize it. Has a role in problem-solving, coordinating work with others, and participating in the decision making process. Is committed to honest, open, two-way communication. Is responsible and accountable for his/her work. Needs to be recognized for his/her accomplishments. Seeks to grow in knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Is committed to working cooperatively as a supportive team member.

“But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”

Matthew 6:33

 



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Make Arrangements Online

Thank you for your interest in choosing Cremation Society of Michigan for your, or your loved one's, final arrangements. Our full desktop website allows for you to choose your cremation package, complete paperwork, and pay for your arrangement from the convenience of your own home.

You may click the appropriate link below to visit our full website now, or visit us again when you are sitting at a computer for a more comfortable arrangement experience.

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Locations

Cremation Society of Michigan

15251 Harper Ave.
Detroit, MI 48224
313-839-4100
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15451 Farmington Road
Livonia MI 48154
313-839-4100
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31551 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-839-4100
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What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. Cremation Society of Michigan is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.

  1. After a death has occurred, notify Cremation Society of Michigan by calling 313-839-4100. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your Funeral Director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.






Welcome to the Cremation Society of Michigan Mobile Website.

The Cremation Society of Michigan specializes in providing dignified cremation services without the cost of traditional funerals. We serve all of Michigan. Our helpful cremation information will assist you whether you have experienced the death of a loved one or are considering planning in advance of need.

We encourage people to visit our facilities, meet our staff and compare. As cremation service professionals, we have the opportunity to invest time and staff in family lives. We understand that when a great story needs to be told in a memorial format to bring tribute to the life of a loved one, it should be done with professionalism, respect and dignity.

Please call 313-839-4100 or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.