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When death takes a loved one, it can leave a wake of emotional heartache and grief. They say time heals all things, but the scars still remain for many families and friends who must adjust to life without the person in it. But long before healing can occur, families must plan and bury the deceased. That’s where a trusted funeral home and cremation provider in Corvallis, OR can be a pillar of support in a difficult time. But who should you rely on for help?

In your family’s loss and time of need, finding a funeral home that will care for and respect your loved one in death as much as you did in life is important. With a little thoughtful research, you’ll be able to locate the right care provider. To help you in your due diligence, take time to evaluate the following details:


  • Pricing: All funeral homes are mandated to publish a general price list for the public to view upon request and visit. This transparency allows customers to compare the cost of services across area funeral care providers, and to choose one that is competitively priced. Many firms are better priced in some services than others, depending on their expertise and specialties. This is completely normal. You can use these details to help you identify which firm is more cost favorable to your needs.
  • Services: Not every funeral firm is capable or equipped to provide all potential service requests by the public. Some firms try to cover as wide a swath of funeral care styles as possible in order to maximize their business offering and income. Others niche down into subspecialty care, such as only performing cremation services. When you’re looking for a care provider, be sure to inquire about their services provided before committing to hiring them for support.  
  • Experience: Like all professional undertakings, excellence takes time to learn through good training and hands-on experience. Younger funeral directors are very capable at what they do, especially when mentored by others with more diverse experience in funeral and memorial care. If you have less common cultural or religious traditions you wish to observe as part of funeral services, you may want to locate a funeral home with the experience to properly handle the practices you wish carried out.  
  • Funeral Home Venue: Families that intend to hold service at the funeral home should take time to review the funeral home venue before they sign on the dotted line. Are there enough seats to hold everyone who will likely attend the service? Does the funeral home have the appropriate theme and décor to match the character and personality of the deceased? Is there technological support for webcast services and audio-video displays? Will a kitchen and hospitality area be needed for a family luncheon after the funeral? 
  • Location: The venue should be relatively central to the local community of mourners that will come to the services. Make sure there is sufficient parking for all who will come, and that access is friendly for all. When possible, the proximity of the venue to the family member responsible to work with the funeral home and cremation provider in Corvallis, OR is also ideal. 
  • Personalization: Modern families are looking for more than just a rote ceremony for their fallen loved ones. They want to send their loved ones off in a meaningful, personal way. All major life markers tend to be unique to the person for whom they are held. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, etc. They are created specifically for the person. In like manner, funerals have become much more personalized. It helps those who grieve to focus their grief on the life of the fallen, and not on the proceedings. 
  • Compatibility: Working with a funeral director on commemorative service for a deceased loved one requires compatibility. If you discover during your search for a funeral home that you don’t mesh well with the professionals who represent the firm, it’s likely that you’ll encounter trouble over the course of the time you spend planning and carrying out the funeral or memorial. Do yourself a favor and avoid this scenario. When you visit and interview each funeral professional, ask yourself: Do you feel they have your best interests at heart? Are they listening to you attentively? Do they show they care about your needs?  

Professional Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Corvallis, OR

Whether you’re seeking burial or cremation support for the fallen individual, a quality funeral home and cremation establishment in Corvallis, OR will be able to help. At AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home, our dedicated service professionals hold themselves to the highest standards of excellence. Let us serve your family in their hour of need. Find us at 805 Ellsworth St SW, Albany, OR 97321. Call for immediate help and information at (541) 926-5541.

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