Burial & Cremation Society of Iowa

Planning the funeral of a loved one is a complex task to deal with. We all come from a variety of different backgrounds financially, religiously, and culturally. This in turn makes the process of choosing an affordable funeral or cremation service different for everyone. At Iowa Funeral Planning, we aim to provide a cost effective way of carrying out a funeral service for those looking to save money on funeral costs. We like to call it “ Affordable Final Expenses”.

Costs of a Funeral

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median costs of a funeral in 2014 were over $7,181 and could reach upwards of $8,500 by the time you add in a vault. We at Iowa Funeral Planning believe that is too high for people to pay whose costs fall short of that range. Iowa Funeral Planning is able to provide a casket, outer burial container, and a traditional funeral at your place of worship for under $5,000. For more information, please check out our burial options flyer.

Affordable Cremations

We understand that not everyone can afford or even wants to have a casket funeral service. Cremations are a common option that many people choose instead of purchasing a casket. We offer three different pricing tiers for our cremation services for as low as $880. View or cremation options flyer for more details.

Clergy Referral Program

If a clergy refers us to a family, we offer 10% off of their service charges. However, it is worth noting that this discount only applies to Iowa Funeral Planning’s service charges and not to merchandise or third party charge for the service.

Des Moines Funeral Home & Funeral Planning

The Burial & Cremation Society of Iowa is only available at our locations in the Greater Des Moines area and to nearby communities within a 30 minute drive of Des Moines. Our Cedar Valley and Tama County locations currently do not have the Burial & Cremation Society of Iowa services at this moment. If you or somebody you know has lost a loved one, please contact Iowa Funeral Planning to figure out which funeral home and funeral services works best to honor their life.

24 Hour Immediate Service

Our main goal at Iowa Funeral Planning is to provide our customers with assistance and options when it comes to planning a funeral. We know how overwhelming this process can be, and we are here to help get you through it. Our counselors are trained, compassionate professionals and will work with you, your wishes and your budget to plan funeral services to best fit your situation. All of our initial consultations are free of charge and completely confidential. There is no obligation to purchase anything when you use this site or contact us with questions. In the case of imminent death of a loved one, Iowa Funeral Planning offers 24 hour immediate assistance to help you make decisions regarding funeral arrangements as easy as possible. Call us today at 888.682.7002 for a free and confidential consultation with no obligation.

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