At-Need Funeral Services
- At-Need Funeral Services
At your time of need, we offer services for any religious faith, from our chapel, churches, or other locations of your choosing. We serve all Christian faiths, as well as secular services.
- Dale Aftercare Program
At the Dale Funeral Home, we provide a staff of people available to support you. We know that soon after the funeral, the family returns to their homes, the phone stops ringing and you are alone. This is when the reality of the death sets into your life.
You now need someone, who understands “what is loss?” How does this loss affect my life and me physically and emotionally?
The Dale Aftercare Program provides one-on-one follow-up. Our team of aftercare workers “The Dale Saints” is here to guide you through the process of recovery and into new understanding. Through our program of one-on-one visits, monthly meetings, and supportive fun activities, we share the pain and the process of recovery with you. Contact our Aftercare Program by calling our office.
With your new knowledge of the healing process, you may want to join our “Dale Saints” to support the next individual or family that needs the same love and support.
- Traditional Funeral Services
A traditional service is many times the service of choice. This service includes visitation and wake with funeral services. It may involve cremation or burial as the final disposition of the deceased. The service can be structured as the family desires with visitation the day before and wake services the day before or with the funeral service. Our services are customized to the needs and wishes of the family. We want to meet the family's needs and desires.
The traditional funeral service may include the following items:
- Vault or box
- Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
- Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
- Professional support and administrative staff assistance
- Use of visitation rooms
- General use of the facilities for the service
- Funeral service
- Use of funeral coach
- Utility car for flowers
- Register book
- Acknowledgment cards
- Memorial folders, Service Programs and/or prayer cards
- Newspaper Obituary
- Special musical offerings
- A selection of flowers and other tributes
- A selection of gifts, books and cards from our gift shop
The traditional service can be a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations.
Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service.
We offer services for the selection of flowers, special printed materials, and music. We want the service to be unique and special for your family. Video services are available too.
Special customized Video or DVD can be ordered and played during the visitation a selection of photos and music selected by the family.
- Website Memorial or Obituary
A tribute to your loved one on our Website is a very popular gesture in recent years. It is a great opportunity for friends and relatives to read a memorial or obituary about the loved one lost. It also provides an opportunity for people to respond in the form of an e-mail message with questions regarding services or with sympathy messages that can be saved for the family.
- Shipping Services
When death occurs away from home, call Dale Funeral Home, first. This will help to avoid paying a service charge to two different funeral providers.
- Application Services
Included in our professional service charges is our application service in which we fill out all the necessary forms, such as:
- Veterans Administration
- Marker Applications
- Lump Sum Death Benefit (if applicable)
- Social Security
- Death notification
- Insurance Benefits
- Victims of Crime Benefits
- Retirement Account Death Notification
- Veterans Administration
Memorials is a service very similar to a traditional service. The exception is that the body is not present for the visitation or the funeral. A private family viewing may be arranged prior to the disposition and memorial service of the loved one.