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Cremation Services

In some cases when a family chooses not to have a viewing before cremation takes place, the body iscremated immediately after death following a meeting and securing the necessary permissions with one of our licensed funeral directors (in person, or over the phone), which means that you may engage the services of a licensed Crematory/Funeral Home .  This can potentially save you a significant amount of money. The body is usually cremated in a simple container, rather than an expensive casket.

For the convenience of the families that desire cremation we have designed a few cremation options around the most requested types of cremation services. They are designed to assist you and your family when planning final disposition by cremation.

The local crematory (Riverside Crematory, Fargo) requires the use of an alternative container for handling and placement of a deceased person at the crematory. We offer a choice as to the type of cremation container you would like to be used. These range from the most simple container to those that more closely resemble a very simple casket. We also have a selection of Urns that may be used for final disposition. You will find all of these prices within the General Price List.

  • Traditional Funeral Service with cremation following the service (Body is present at service).
  • Funeral Home Chapel/Church memorial service without the body present at the service (Body is not present at service).
  • Direct Cremation – no service, minimal service offering
  • Within the categories listed above, there are a number of choices available to meet each family’s needs. Please don’t hesitate to ask any of our 6 licensed funeral directors in Fargo, Kindred or Hillsboro any questions you may have.

Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND, serves Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN, and surrounding areas in the Red River Valley with affordable cremation services. It is our mission to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your situation and to ensure you receive the highest quality of service. You may contact us via phone at 701-237-6441 or via email at info@boulgerfuneralhome.com for additional information regarding our services.

Cremation with Traditional Funeral Service Package

A. Traditional Funeral Service Package
$4645.00

Body is present at service.

B. Traditional Funeral Service with Acknowledgment Package
$4745.00

Body is present at service. Includes Crematory Fee

C. Traditional Funeral Service with Acknowledgment Package and Video Tribute Creation
$4845.00

Body is present at service.

D. Plus rental casket or cremation casket
$945.00-$1995.00

Body is present at service. Includes Crematory Fee

Cremation with Memorial Service and/or Wake Service

Total Services and Motor Equipment
$3945.00

A. Transfer of remains to funeral home. Additional mileage charge (one way) of $1.75/mile outside of 25 mile radius.

B. Preparation and care of body for identification.

C. Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff including:

  1. 24 Hour availability of Staff
  2. Securing and recording of vital statistics.
  3. Permits
  4. Arrangements with family
  5. Use of facilities and/or equipment at church/funeral home for Memorial Service
  6. Arrangements with crematory
  7. Transfer of remains to crematory
  8. Staff services for directing Memorial Service
Total Services, Facilites, Motor Equipment and Acknowledgment Package
$4045.00
Total Services, Facilities, Motor Equipment and Acknowledgment Package – Includes Video Tribute Creation
$4145.00

Veterans Cremation with Memorial Service Package

Total Facilities, Motor Equipment and Acknowledgment Package – Includes Video Tribute
$3945.00
Total Services, Facilites, Motor Equipment
$3745.00
Total Services, Facilities, Motor Equipment and Acknowledgment Package
$3845.00

Direct Cremation

1. Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser (No Ceremony)
$1145.00

 

  • Minimum level of services of staff which includes filing the necessary papers with the State, care of body until transport to the crematory (not to exceed 24 hours), and coordination with the crematory. (25 miles outside of Fargo – Max)
  • Container to transport the body to the crematory.
  • Initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass and Clay counties
  • Transportation to crematory
  • 1 meeting with the funeral home staff

 

2. Direct cremation with alternative container provided by funeral home (No Ceremony)
$1245.00

 

  • Minimum level of services of staff which includes filing the necessary papers with the State, care of body until transport to the crematory (not to exceed 24 hours), and coordination with the crematory. (25 miles outside of Fargo – Max)
  • Container to transport the body to the crematory.
  • Initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass and Clay counties
  • Transportation to crematory
  • 1 meeting with the funeral home staff

 

3. Direct cremation with casket as selected from casket list (No Ceremony)
$1245.00
  • Minimum level of services of staff which includes filing the necessary papers with the State, care of body until transport to the crematory (not to exceed 24 hours), and coordination with the crematory. (25 miles outside of Fargo Max)
  • Container to transport the body to the crematory.
  • Initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass and Clay counties
  • Transportation to crematory
  • 1 meeting with the funeral home staff
Direct cremation (without ceremony)
$1245.00
  • Minimum services of staff which includes filing the necessary papers with the State, care of body until transport to the crematory (not to exceed 24 hours), and coordination with the crematory. (25 miles outside of Fargo – Max)
  • Container to transport the body to the crematory.
  • Initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass and Clay counties
  • Transportation to crematory
Holding Charge
$50/day

Bodies held for longer than 48 hours will be charged a daily fee.

Minnesota state law requires the medical examiner to investigate any death where the body of the deceased is to be cremated….as a result funeral directors are required to call the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office for prior approval on all cremations.

If a delay is experienced in receiving approval the funeral home will charge $50.00 per day to care for the deceased until permission is received.

Private Family Viewing
$225.00

Our Direct Cremation charge does not include coordinating a memorial service with the church, providing cash advance items on the family’s behalf, obituary to newspaper, or storage of ashes after the cremation. 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 containers we provide are constructed of a wood base cardboard shell.