Burial and Cremation Society of Iowa

“Affordable Final Expenses”

Our Way:

  • According to the National Funeral Directors Association in 2015 the average funeral cost with a casket and vault was $8,500.  We provide the same services, but utilize your place of worship,  saving families thousands of dollars.
  • We specialize in conducting funeral services all in one day at a place of worship selected by the family. By avoiding having to utilize a funeral home facility, we can pass on significant savings to the family.
  • In coordination with the place of worship, the family can choose to have a visitation prior to the funeral. We do not offer an evening of visitation.
  • If a family does not have a place of worship, we offer our Tonini Chapel, which seats 80 people comfortably, with no additional cost.
  • If we are referred to a family by a clergy person, the family will receive a 10% savings on our services*.
  • We serve the greater Des Moines communities and nearby communities within a 30-minute drive.
  • Families receive all of the services that are normally performed by a funeral home. We handle all of the care for a deceased individual, as well as the coordination of the details surrounding a funeral ceremony.
  • Clergy persons and church staff will receive the same support as they would via a more expensive funeral home, as well as personnel to assist with the ceremonies at the place of worship.
  • The Burial & Cremation Society of Iowa is backed by four generations of service to Iowa families, as well as the operations of four funeral homes and two cemeteries.

We can provide a casket, outer burial container for the cemetery and a traditional funeral at your place of worship for under $5,000, providing a great deal of savings over funeral home facility.  Please see our burial option flyer for details.

We also can assist with a service of cremation followed by a memorial service at your place of worship, including printed materials and an urn for under $2,200.   See our cremation flyer for details.

*savings are on service charges, not merchandise or third party charges.


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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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