Funerals serve an important purpose; they allow us to recognize a life that was lived and acknowledge that the life has come to an end. Funerals exist for the living, for survivors who suffer the loss of a loved one. We understand that every family is different. Influences such as religious and cultural traditions, cost concerns and personal preferences make each funeral as unique as the person who is being honored.
Browning Duffer Funeral Home responds quickly and efficiently when you need help right away or information ahead of time. We will meet with you in our office, your home, or elsewhere to accommodate you. Our staff will walk you through the logistics of planning, supervision, and notification. Meticulous attention to detail, providing choices, and uncommon thoughtfulness have shaped our mission over several generations. To take away the worry of countless details, we are a “one-stop” company, arranging for flowers, catering, choice of cemetery property, processing life insurance, and other benefits, and monument selections. In addition to funeral, burial and cremation services, we also offer the specialized services
As our population has grown, we frequently assist in the transfer of a deceased family member to their former community. We attend to all the local concerns, such as obtaining death certificates and placement of obituaries. We make the necessary flight arrangements when transfer is by air, coordinating details with the receiving funeral director.
Browning Duffer Funeral Home staff acts with particular care and sensitivity in the rare instances when we must help those who experience the death of a child. Our experience is most parents are not prepared for the expense of a funeral. For this reason, we substantially reduce our charges, while we hope, doing all we can to lighten the burden that already exists.
To accommodate the tastes and budgets of every family, we offer a broad selection of caskets, burial vaults and urns.
Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. They are made of wood or metal. We maintain a wide selection of wood caskets. Metal caskets vary in price and quality depending on the thickness (gauge) or composition.
A body must be placed in a rigid, leak-proof container for the dignity of the deceased and protection of our crematory personnel. The container is consumed during cremation. Many are decorative as people will often have some element of ceremony with the deceased present. Containers range from hardwood to more simple composite wood.
Memorial Urns are permanent containers for the cremated body. We offer a range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes, or placement at home. Your plans for the final placement of the urn will guide you in selection. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are more basic in style. Many of the urns can also be engraved.
Urn vaults are protective containers in which urns are commonly placed. Some cemeteries will require the use of an urn vault. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed and prevent the ground above from caving in over time.