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Cremation Services in Grand Rapids, MI

Cremation Services at Gerst Funeral Home

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can’t be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of your loved one. 

There are many options open to you when it comes to cremation planning and honoring your loved one’s life. After the cremation and memorial services, there are a variety of choices for your loved one’s final resting place.

What is Cremation Planning?

If you’re considering cremation for yourself or a loved one, ensuring the entire process goes smoothly gives you comfort and peace of mind. Preplanning cremation allows you to communicate your final wishes and ensure they are appropriately fulfilled. Gerst Funeral Home assists families in cremation planning by elevating your final wishes in a compassionate and meaningful way.

As Gerst guides you through this process, get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions during cremation planning below:


Most frequent questions and answers

Whether you are preplanning a traditional burial or opting for cremation, Gerst is there to walk alongside families throughout the entire process. Simply call (616) 949-7350 or schedule a discussion here.

Most anyone can be cremated, but there are some things that need to be considered and understood before the decision is made. Gerst is knowledgeable on state and county cremation laws so that you understand the options available to your unique cremation plan.

Many see cremation as a more affordable choice and Gerst will work directly with you on your cremation planning to find the best route for your family. This includes prepayment and financing options that fit your budget and your timeline.

There are many ways to honor those who are cremated. From a full memorial service to specialized engravings, Gerst provides a variety of options for your family to remember and honor those who have passed.

There are many options available for post-cremation care. Gerst offers a variety of urns as well as other unique options. Our team is available to help walk you through your options to ensure you are honoring your loved one as you desire.