In addition to arranging the notification, visitation and funeral service, there are a number of items that you will need to choose.
Casket selection is a personal decision. You may select the beauty of wood or the brilliance of fine metal, tailored simplicity or a more elaborate design. Your funeral director will help you choose the right casket to fit your budget.
Burial vaults are lined and sealed outer receptacles used in cemeteries for underground interment. In most areas of the country, state or local law does not require that you buy an outer burial container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container to prevent the grave from sinking in. Either a grave liner or burial vault will satisfy these requirements.
Burial vaults provide the casket with lasting protection against subsoil elements such as groundwater and the weight of heavy cemetery equipment. Watch video on Why Families Choose a Burial Vault.
Wilbert Burial Vaults
Leading funeral directors across the United States and Canada recommend Wilbert burial vaults for their precise engineering, elegant designs and accompanying service.
Families choose Wilbert burial vaults over all other brands for the peace of mind provided by their unequaled construction and appeal.
High-quality structural concrete establishes the strength of Wilbert burial vaults. Bonded interior liners of high-impact thermoformed plastics supply additional durability. Interior linings of stainless steel, copper or bronze add extra resilience—and a touch of beauty. Watch video on Selecting a Burial Vault.
Your loved one had a unique personality. The selections you make for the visitation and service should communicate that singular spirit. Wilbert burial vaults can be personalized with photos and other personalized touches such as emblems, images and verses. These choices ensure a fitting committal service tribute to your loved one that will be remembered for generations to come. Learn more about personalization options.
Casket or Container
Many families choose a visitation and viewing at the funeral home prior to cremation, for which a casket will be chosen. Cremation caskets are designed to be burned as part of the cremation process, but are also designed to add beauty to the service. Cardboard containers are typically chosen to transport the body to the crematory if no visitation is chosen. Your funeral director can guide you.
An urn may be chosen from many materials and styles, from the richness of woods to the elegance of glass to the distinctiveness of metals. Engraving and other personalized touches are often added.
Burial of the urn is chosen by many families as it provides a permanent place of visiting and memorialization. Wilbert offers a wide variety of urn vaults to reflect the unique individualism of your loved one. High-quality structural concrete establishes the strength of Wilbert urn vaults. Bonded interior liners of high-impact thermoformed plastics supply additional durability. Interior linings of stainless steel, copper or bronze add extra resilience—and a touch of beauty.