These prices are effective January 1, 2019
They are subject to change without notice.
Payment is due in full at the time of the service unless prior arrangements have been made. We do not extend credit. No installment sales or other consumer credit statutes are contemplated by arrangement signed by our funeral home. Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Certified Check, or Verifiable Insurance Assignment for payment. If you have not paid the principle balance by the time of the service, a one-time default of 15% of the unpaid balance of the principle balance will be imposed.
Cash Advances are to be paid at the time of the arrangement conference. We will pay these on your behalf, if you pay us now, otherwise it is your obligation to pay each advance separately. These are just a few examples of Cash Advance Items. There are many more that you could relate to the service you select.
Prayer Cards/ Memorial Folders
Medical Examiner Fees
Certified Death Certificates
Obituary / Newspaper Notices
Musicians / Vocalists
State Regulatory Fees
Disposition / Burial Permit
Other Funeral Homes
Common Carrier Charges
Please notice that we offer Personalized Service Packages. The Funeral Director handling your arrangement will further explain our Personalized Service Packages.
The goods and services shown on the following pages are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangement you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must purchase any item you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium will not pay cemetery fees or charges.
Basic Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the arrangement you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burial, and forwarding or receiving of remains.) This is the basic charge to each family we serve for our professional expertise in assisting them. It includes, but is not limited to:
Personnel available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to initial call. Arrangement Conference. Coordinating service plans with cemetery, crematory, and/or other parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased. Clerical and administrative services, preparation and filing of necessary permits a proportionate share of the taxes, licenses, utilities and business expenses necessary to serve the public in a professional manner. There will be an additional charge for the direction and supervision of each service requested or required.
Embalming is a chemical process which provides temporary preservation of the body and eliminates certain health hazards. A person licensed by the State of Illinois must complete this procedure.
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if You select a certain funeral arrangement, such as a funeral with a viewing. If you do not want embalming you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as a direct cremation or an immediate burial or a green burial.
It is the policy of Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium to require embalming where funerals are selected which require a public viewing. If we charge for embalming, we will explain on the Statement of Goods and Services Selected.
Other Care Of The Deceased
Refrigeration of Un-embalmed Remains ……...$ 570.00
Washing and Disinfecting of Un-embalmed Remains …$ 195.00
Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetology ……$ 195.00
Dressing and Casketing Only …..$ 165.00
Religious Preparation ……...$ 270.00
This is a charge for use of a room for religious preparation purposes.
Post Autopsy Care (Per Hour) …..$ 135.00
Restoration Charge ($ 138.00 per hour – two  hour minimum) ………$ 275.00
This charge is incurred with organ and long bone donation.
Care and Custody while sheltering Remains (per day [after initial 3 days) ….$ 135.00
Hair Care…...$ 95.00
Directing Services and Use of Facilities
Use of Facility for Visitation and Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising Visitation
(includes one visitation period)…...$ 975.00
Each Additional Day of Visitation…$ 975.00
** Use of Facility for One-Hour Private Family Visitation / Viewing …$ 595.00
** Use of Facility for Visitation and Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing Funeral Service in Our Chapel…..$ 975.00
** Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing Funeral Service in Facility other than the Funeral Home…….$ 765.00
** Use of Facility for Memorial Service (3 Hour) and Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing Memorial Service in Our Chapel ………..$ 795.00
** Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing a Funeral Service or Memorial Service after 5:00 P.M. either at the Funeral Home or a Facility other than the Funeral Home (Hourly Rate)…...$ 225.00
** Use of Facility and Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing a Gathering Prior to a Service in Our Chapel ….$ 495.00
** Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing a Gathering Prior to a Service in a Facility other than the Funeral Home ...........$ 675.00
** Equipment and Services of Funeral Director & Staff in Supervising & Directing Graveside Service……$ 440.00
** Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing a Graveside Service of Cremated Remains ..…$ 440.00
** Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing a Dis-interment/Re-interment …...$ 1175.00
(Replacement casket and/or outer burial container additional fee may apply.)
** Services of Funeral Director and Staff in Supervising and Directing a Dis-interment/Cremation ………$ 1175.00
(Cremation Fee, Urn, Metal Casket Disposal, Shipping of Cremated Remains – are additional fees)
** Clergy/Celebrant Stipend Fee……$ 250.00
Special Hourly Rate ………$195.00
Holiday Charges Additional per Hour ………$ 495.00
** During Normal Business Hours (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.)
Automotive Equipment Services, and Other Charges
Removal and Transfer of Deceased to the Custody and Care of Our Facility …………$ 895.00
Use of Funeral Coach (Hearse) and Driver for Local Transportation …………$ 895.00
Limousine / Other Passenger Vehicle and Driver (per vehicle charge) ……………$ 725.00
Maximum of Seven (7) seat belted people per vehicle – excluding chauffeur
Hold / Wait Time at Restaurant - $ 85.00 per hour – two (2) hour minimum charge
Flower Car and Driver ………$ 725.00
Utility Vehicle and Driver ………$ 395.00
Additional Transportation Charges:
Use of Funeral Coach (Hearse) and Driver to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (Flat Rate) ………$ 945.00
Transfer of Remains to / from Airport and / or Transportation Facility within a 25 mile radius of
The Funeral Home ………$ 495.00
Transportation to the Anatomical Gift Association ……………$ 495.00
Transportation Beyond a Thirty (30) Mile radius of the Funeral Home
Loaded per mile rate …………$ 6.95/mi
Additional Transportation for Autopsy ………$ 495.00
Transportation of Remains and / or Cremated Remains to Local Cemetery
(Immediate Burial or Direct Cremation) ………$ 495.00
Casket Selection Range
From $ 795.00 to $ 8,500.00
We offer many different styles and prices of caskets, and alternative containers from which to select. Since many caskets appear similar in appearance, they may differ greatly in quality and construction, we offer the following in order to assist you in making an informed decision.
These caskets are designed by the manufacturer to resist the entrance of air, water and other outside elements. These caskets may be constructed of varying gauges of steel, stainless steel, copper, or bronze. There is no scientific or other evidence that any casket with a sealing device will preserve human remains.
These caskets are designed by the manufacturer to resist the entrance of air, water and other outside elements.
These caskets may be constructed of metal, hardwood, or wood products covered with fabric.
These caskets are designed to naturally return to the earth. These caskets do not contain metal or lacquered finishes. These caskets may be constructed of wood or woven natural materials. We also offer burial shrouds made of natural materials.
A Complete List Of The Caskets Offered Will Be Provided With This General Price List.
Adult Casket Selection Range .………From $ 795.00 to $ 8,500.00
Child / Infant Casket Selection Range ………….From $ 275.00 to $ 3,800.00
Rental Caskets ……..$ 495.00
Rental Casket Interior Insert **Taxable Item** .…Crepe Insert ………. $ 300.00
Alternative Container Selection ..……From $ 95.00 to $ 950.00
Outer Burial Containers …....From $ 795.00 to $ 12,500.00
Other Merchandise and Supplemental Service
Urns ……………From $ 75.00 to $ 4000.00
Outer Burial Containers (Vaults) …………From $795.00 to $ 12,500
Electronic Register Book ………$ 165.00
Personalized Acknowledgement Cards & Folders (Per 100) ………$ 75.00
Pallbearer Gloves Six (6) Pair ……$ 50.00
Interior and Exterior Crucifixes ……$ 95.00
Memorial DVD …………$ 75.00
Additional Copy of Memorial DVD ………$ 25.00
Combination Shipping Case …………$ 275.00
Air Tray (for shipment of a casket and required by all airlines) …………$ 250.00
Cremation Process Fee …………$ 375.00
Medical Examiner / Coroner Cremation Permit………$ 100.00
Overnight Rush Cremation Process Fee ………$ 795.00
Witness Cremation *Prior Authorization Required* ………$ 675.00
Mailing of Cremated Remains at current insured, return receipt Postal Rates.......$ 185.00
**International Shipment at Current Postal Rates.......$ 285.00
Mailing Receptacle for Cremated Remains …………$ 15.00
Disposition of Cremated Remains at a local Cemetery ………$ 370.00
Cremated Remains Storage Fee – Six (6) Month Maximum (Monthly Rate).........$ 195.00
Disclaimer of Warranty:
The only warranty of the casket or any merchandise sold in connection with this service is the express written warranty, if any, granted by the manufacturer. SAX-TIEDEMANN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE CASKET, URN, AND/OR OUTER BURIAL CONTAINER. (A complete price list of all items will be provided at the Funeral Home)
Although services may be selected from the itemized portion of the General Price List, the following list of commonly selected package services may help you select the appropriate arrangements. NOTE: The following packages include only the items listed. You may select additional merchandise and services; however, you may not delete or substitute any items from the packages. Cash Advance items are additional.
Burial Package A:
Traditional Visitation and Funeral Service
One Night Visitation with Funeral Service the Following Day
$ 6, 975.00
Does Not Include: Casket, Outer Burial Container, Limousine, Flower Car, Cash Advance Items, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes
Burial Package B:
Visitation and Funeral Service on the Same Day
Morning Visitation and Service
Does Not Include: Casket, Outer Burial Container, Limousine, Flower Car, Cash Advance Items, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes
Burial Package C:
Private (2) Two Hour Family Viewing with Graveside Service
Does Not Include: Casket, Outer Burial Container, Limousine, Flower Car, Cash Advance Item, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes
Burial Package D:
$ 5,395.00 and up
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium makes available several “Green Burial” options. We are proud to be included with the select group of funeral service providers certified by the Green Burial Council. The Green Burial Council is a non-profit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural areas throughout the United States.
This Green Burial Package provides everything necessary for a Graveside Burial within a Green Cemetery, Conventional Cemetery, and in certain instances on private property. Formaldehyde – based embalming is not permitted for Green Burial. A funeral with a private or public viewing can be arranged for an additional charge.
Other Types of Earth – Friendly Caskets and Shrouds are available at an additional cost.
Burial Package E:
Does Not Include: Outer Burial Container, Embalming, Electronic Register Book, Funeral Service at Funeral Home, Limousine, Flower Car, Cash Advance Items, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes
Immediate Burial with Casket Provided By Purchaser
Cremation Package A:
Traditional Visitation with Cremation to Follow
One Night Visitation with Funeral Service and Cremation the Following Day
Cremation Package B:
Visitation, Funeral Service and Cremation on the Same Day
One Night Visitation with Service and Cremation the Same Day
Does Not Include: Medical Examiner / Coroner Cremation Permit, Rental Casket, Urn, Limousine, Flower Car, Cash Advance Items, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes
Cremation Package C:
Two (2) Hour Visitation with Rental Casket and Cremation
Does Not Include: Medical Examiner / Coroner Cremation Permit, Urn, Print Package, Funeral Coach (Hearse), Limousine, Flower Car, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes, or Cash Advance Items.
Cremation Package D:
Cremation with a Memorial Service
Does Not Include: Medical Examiner / Coroner Cremation Permit, Casket, Urn, Print Package, Funeral Coach (Hearse), Limousine, Flower Car, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes or Cash Advance Items,
Immediate ‘Direct Cremation’
Does Not Include: Medical Examiner / Coroner Cremation Permit, Casket, Urn, Print Package, Funeral Coach (Hearse), Limousine, Flower Car, Pall Bearer Gloves, Crucifixes, or Cash Advance Items,
If you want to arrange a Direct Cremation you can use an Alternative Container. Alternative Containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The Alternative Containers we provide are made of cardboard.
1. Direct Cremation with Alternative Container made of Cardboard
2. Direct Cremation with Container Provided by Purchaser*
Your Funeral Director can explain to you the many options available with Direct Cremation. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
* Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium will not cremate Metal, Fiberglass or Plastic Caskets or Containers.
Hindu Pooja Cremation Service
Eastern Indian (Sikh Jain) Cremation Service
Receiving Remains from another Funeral Home
This Service Does Not Include: Use of Our Facility for Visitation or Funeral Service Ceremony, Cash Advance Items Other Funeral Home or Funeral Director Charges or Fees, Common Carrier Charges (Airfare or Mileage), Taxes or Additional Services
Forwarding Remains to another Funeral Home
This Service Does Not Include: Use of Our Facility for Visitation or Funeral Service Ceremony, Cash Advance Items, Other Funeral Home or Funeral Director Charges or Fees, Common Carrier Charges (Airfare or Mileage), Taxes or Additional Services
Donation to the Anatomical Gift Association
This Service Does Not Include: Medical Examiner/Coroner Cremation Permit, Additional Mileage charged outside 25 mile radius of Our Facility, Casket, Urn, Funeral Coach / Hearse, Limousine, Flower Car, Cash Advances
Three Expenses… normally occur at the time of a death, service and disposition
1. Services – performed by Sax-Tiedemann
Options on Pages 5 & 6
Options on Pages 8 & 9
2. Products – Funeral/Burial/Cremation products purchased from Sax-Tiedemann
When you have a Burial
Outer Burial Container
When you have a Cremation
Cremation Casket (Rental Casket / Alternative Container)
3. Possible Fees – From Other Places
Cemetery Grave Opening/Closing
Cemetery Outer Burial Container Setting Fee
Certified Death Certificates
Clergy Honorarium (Church Stipend Fee)
Musician (Church Organist/Soloist)
Newspaper Notice (Obituary)
Grave Marker and/or Engraving
Shipping Fees (Air Fare)
Death Care Planning. What a strange statement. Yet all of us will someday be faced with the realities of death care planning. Some of us will be planning for the death of a grandparent, a parent, an aunt, a sibling, a spouse, a significant other, a dear friend, a child, or even ourselves.
Many of us do not realize that we are the people that others are going to depend upon to carry out their final wishes.
Select a funeral home that you feel comfortable with. The funeral home should provide you with answers to the questions you may have regarding any and all aspects of funeral service.
All funeral service providers must give you a copy of their General Price List for you to keep. This is a federal law that is strictly enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. Each funeral provider must also show you a copy of a casket price list, an outer burial container price list, and an urn price list before showing and explaining any merchandise. Ask for these lists from your funeral service provider.
When inquiring about prices, ask about the ‘Entire Funeral Service’, from the time the deceased is taken from the place of death, all the way to the funeral luncheon. Any reputable funeral service provider should be able to give you the entire scope of the funeral service you wish to provide your loved one. Many families are not receiving full service if they only request a General Price List. We encourage you to explore all of your options before finally choosing the services you request.
The staff of Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium encourages you to take time to review this information, and discuss it freely with your family, your clergy, and a qualified funeral director / cremation counselor. The benefit of researching your options ensures that the personal wishes of your loved one will not be overlooked. Thank you for taking the time to carefully understand what options are now in front of you.
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