If you or a loved one is interested in Direct Cremation and would like more information, please contact us by phone or email. Please note, no out of town solicitor or salesperson will call or send information.

Total charge of $2,600.00 includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home (within a radius of 40 miles)
  • Service vehicle for transportation to crematory
  • Alternative cardboard container (required by crematory)
  • Crematory fee (extra fee charged by crematory for cases over 350 lbs.)
  • Medical examiner permit fee
  • Michigan sales tax

Cremation Useful Information

Michigan State Law requires that three documents be signed before any cremation can take place: a cremation authorization, death certificate, and medical examiner’s permit (authorizing cremation).

Neither a casket nor embalming are required by law for a direct cremation. However, the crematory does require an alternative container be used for the cremation process, this container is included in our direct cremation price.

In the state of Michigan, it is against the law for a funeral home to own or operate a crematory. All Michigan funeral homes must use a third party business for cremation. Hohner Funeral Home has used Central Michigan Crematory in Battle Creek for decades, and has a long-established relationship of trust and respect with their firm.

You are not required to bury cremated remains, however should you choose to, certain cemeteries do require the use of an urn and/or urn vault. Please note that our Direct Cremation fee does NOT include an obituary, rites or services, or certified copies of a death certificate.

Cremation Forms

Use the links below to access our forms.

Hohner Cremation Authorization

Vital Statistics Form

Can I see my loved one before he or she is cremated?

Yes! Many families choose to have a visitation and/or a funeral service with their loved ones present, prior to the cremation process (embalming required).

When possible, Hohner Funeral Home offers its Direct Cremation families a private, immediate-family only half-hour viewing (waiver required) prior to the funeral arrangement process at the funeral home. Contact us for questions.