Funeral Services

Planning a Traditional Funeral Service

A traditional funeral includes an evening of Visitation followed the next day by a funeral service at your place of Worship or the funeral home chapel.  Also, a traditional funeral may be held all in one day by holding the visitation a few hours prior to the funeral ceremony beginning.

Traditional Funeral Options in Des Moines and Central Iowa

All of our funeral homes in the Des Moines area offer traditional funerals. Merle Hay Funeral Home offers the finest funeral chapel in the area and ample parking for those who will be in attendance. Brooks Funeral Care offers the area the most affordable option for a traditional service, and this service is available at our chapel or your place of Worship.

Traditional Funeral Options in Waterloo and Cedar Falls

The Parrott & Wood Funeral Home and the Overton Funeral Homes offer traditional funeral services in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. The Parrott & Wood Funeral Home offers the newest funeral chapel in the area and can be configured to hold a small intimate gathering or expanded to seat 150 comfortably.

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To get started on planning a funeral or for more information on how we help our families customize funeral arrangements, don’t hesitate to ask Iowa Funeral Planning. Our team of experienced counselors can help provide you with all the information and resources you need while planning a funeral. We can meet with you face to face at a location convenient to you or we can contact you by phone or email. All of our consultations are confidential and free of charge.

Affordable Funeral Options: Graveside Services

Graveside service allows family and friends the opportunity to say goodbye in a simple and cost-effective manner.

Des Moines and Central Iowa graveside funeral services

In Des Moines we have Chapel Hill Gardens & Sunset Memorial Gardens cemeteries that can offer you the ability to perform a graveside service without the need to involve another funeral home. We provide all the services required and pass the savings on to you.

If you already have a cemetery, or are using another cemetery, Brooks Funeral Care provides all of Des Moines and Central Iowa with affordable graveside service options.

Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Eastern Iowa graveside funeral services

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories provides the area with affordable options for graveside services at a cemetery of your choosing. If you do not have a cemetery, we can assist you in finding a final resting place which fits your needs.

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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