Cremation Services

Cremation Services in Des Moines, Waterloo & Cedar Falls

We assist many people people with their final wishes, and we know that people are often surprised by the number of decisions that need to be made. We offer free consultations pre-need as well as at-need so you have a reliable source for the information you need to make informed decisions when planning a service with cremation.  The staff at Iowa Funeral Planning is only a few clicks or a call away and our trained counselors can answer any question you may have regarding cremation and the options available to you.

Another good resource when trying to determine which option is best for you and your family is

We have many different ways that we can honor a life lived with a cremation:

  • Visitations: You can also have a public or private Visitation with the body of your loved one present prior to cremation. For many this is a very important time to receive the support of family and friends as they come to pay their respects as well as an opportunity for visitors to gain closure by viewing the decedent. Many of our families do not even realize that visitation is possible with cremation, and we would consider it a privilege to explain your options and the associated costs.
  • Memorial Gatherings Following the Cremation: An evening gathering, or Memorial Gathering, is possible following the cremation. The support of family and friends, along with the presence of photos and memorabilia of the person who passed away, can be very significant in the grief process.
  • A Memorial Service at our chapel or your place of worship is another option for the family who chooses cremation. We know that faith is the cornerstone for many, and recognizing the move from the physical realm to the spiritual realm and the support we receive from our fellow believers is of paramount importance.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can meet with you face to face at one of our convenient locations, by phone or via email. Our professional funeral planning counselors can help you work through the details of planning a funeral or cremation in the Des Moines, Waterloo and Cedar Falls areas. All of our Iowa Funeral Planning consultations are confidential and free of charge.

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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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