We want you to rest comfortably in the knowledge that every crucial aspect of the cremation process, from our acceptance of the deceased’s body to the delivery of the deceased’s remains in the urn of your choice, has been professionally attended to with the greatest care, attention to detail and dignity.
To ensure that your trust in Axelson is a wise choice, we have used our many years of experience with families and friends to develop systems which guarantee every important aspect of the cremation process from start to finish.
- Once we accept the deceased’s body, we make absolutely certain that it never leaves the safety and dignity of our care.
- To ensure that there are never any errors in identification, we use uniquely numbered bands that contain all relevant personal identification information. These bands are attached upon acceptance of the deceased. This information is also used to create a personal identification card, for later use. Correlating identification is attached to the deceased’s inventoried personal belongings before they are placed into a secure storage location. All personal belongings are returned to the family at the appropriate time.
- Each deceased’s unique identification number allows us to precisely track and record every stage and detail of the deceased’s care. Just some of the details we record include the time and date of our acceptance, the date of the cremation and the Funeral Director’s name.
- While many families do not wish to participate in an identification process, we offer the opportunity of identification and viewing to each and every family.
- To be perfectly certain that all necessary documents and permits are properly signed, logged-in and in correct order, we have a minimum of two staff members review everything.
- Upon arrival at the crematory, all of the required personal information of the deceased is carefully entered into the Cremation Records Book. The critical stages of the cremation process are entered and initialed as they are completed. The deceased’s personal identification band is removed just prior to placing the body into the cremation chamber.
- The previously created personal identification card, as well as a crematory checklist are placed next to the cremation chamber. They remain there during the cremation process.
- Upon completion of the cremation process, great pains are taken to collect all of the deceased’s remains from the chamber. After processing, the remains are carefully placed into the family’s previously selected urn or container. The identification materials are attached.
- One of the staff members who has been serving you will contact you and arrange to meet with you. At that meeting, you’ll receive the deceased’s remains. This is also the best time to return the deceased’s personal belongings. We have found that families prefer to do this in the quiet privacy of our funeral home, but the location is up to the family.
- We are always eager to assist you in planning and holding a celebration of the deceased’s life. This can be a funeral service, a memorial service, a visitation or anything you believe is best suited to the life it celebrates. Such celebrations of life run a full gamut of types and are always helpful in matters of healing for both family and friends.