Cremation Service Packages

In some cases when a family chooses not to have a viewing before cremation takes place, the body is cremated 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).
  • Memorial Service (Body is not present at service).
  • Direct Cremation (No formal ceremony, minimum level of service)
  • 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, West 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.

Professional Services

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff

Our charge includes consultation with the family or responsible party; staff and facilities to respond to initial requests for service; coordinating service plans with cemetery, crematory and/or other parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased; securing official documents and necessary registrations and sheltering of the deceased. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving remains.

$2595.00

Embalming

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for it, such as a direct cremation or immediate burial. There is no additional charge for preparation following autopsy or organ donation.

$745.00

Other Preparation of The Body

Includes restoration, cosmetology, dressing and placement of the deceased in the casket.

$395.00

Staff Services

For directing funeral/memorial ceremony.

$295.00

Facilities and Equipment

Option 1 – A.

Use of facilities and equipment for viewing and/or prayer service at Boulger Funeral Home.

$445.00

Option 1 – B.

Use of facilities and equipment for funeral ceremony at Boulger Funeral Home.

$545.00

Option 2 – A.

Use of equipment for viewing and/or prayer service at church or other location.

$445.00

Option 2 – B.

Use of equipment for funeral ceremony at church or other location.

$545.00

Transportation

24 Hour Transfer of remains to funeral home

Unless otherwise noted, all transportation charges contained in this General Price List apply to local area only (within 25 mile radius of funeral home)

$435.00

Use of hearse for transportation to place of disposition

Unless otherwise noted, all transportation charges contained in this General Price List apply to local area only (within 25 mile radius of funeral home)

$435.00

Mileage charge

Unless otherwise noted, all transportation charges contained in this General Price List apply to local area only (within 25 mile radius of funeral home)

Transportation (one way) beyond local area is $2.25 per mile. Fargo to Minneapolis and back = $475.00

$2.25 per mile

Use of other automotive equipment

Flower Car, Sedan for Pallbearers, etc.  (No Charge if used with Traditional Funeral Service / Memorial Service)

$N/C if used with Traditional Funeral Service Pacakge

Traditional Funeral Service

Traditional Funeral Package A

  • Charge for all the services
  • Facilities
  • Equipment used in a traditional funeral
$4995.00

Traditional Funeral Package B

  • Everything Included in Traditional Funeral Package A
  • Color photo printing (Custom Funeral Program, Register Book, Thank You’s printed to the families specification etc.)
  • Acknowledgment Package
$5295.00

Traditional Funeral Package C

  • Everything included in Traditional Funeral Package A
  • Color photo printing (Custom Funeral Program, Register Book, Thank You’s printed to the families specification etc.)
  • Custom video tribute creation (100 Photo Limit)
  • Acknowledgement Package
$5395.00

Cremation with Traditional Funeral Service Package (Body Present at Service)

Traditional Cremation Package A

  • Body is present at service.
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$4995.00

Traditional Cremation Package B

  • Body is present at service.
  • Acknowledgment Package
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$5295.00

Traditional Cremation Package C

  • Body is present at service.
  • Acknowledgment Package
  • Video Tribute Creation
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$5395.00

Cremation with Memorial Service and/or Wake Service

Cremation Package A

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
  9. Includes 1 Life Celebration Memorial Candle
  10. Use of Celebration of Life Center for Luncheon – N/C
  11. Saturday – $195.00 / Sunday Charge if applicalbe – $295.00
  12. If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$4495.00

Cremation Package B

All services included in Package A plus the following:

  • Facilities
  • Motor Equipment
  • Acknowledgment Package
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$4595.00

Cremation Package C

All services included in Package A plus the following:

  • Total Services
  • Facilities
  • Motor Equipment
  • Acknowledgment Package
  • Includes Video Tribute Creation
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$4695.00

Veterans Traditional Funeral Service Packages

Veterans Traditional Package A

  • Veteran Memorial 20 gauge Casket
  • Concrete Outer Burial Container
  • Traditional Funeral Service*
  • Staff Services
  • Facilities
  • Vehicles
  • Printed Materials/Acknowledgment Package
$7,795.00

Veterans Traditional Package B

  • Veteran Memorial 18 gauge Casket
  • Monticello Sealing Burial Vault
  • Traditional Funeral Service*
  • Staff Services
  • Facilities
  • Vehicles
  • Printed Materials/Acknowledgment Package
$8,795.00

Veterans Traditional Package C

  • Custom Interior
  • Veteran Memorial 18 Gauge Casket (2 Color Options Shown Below)
  • Custom High-End Interior (Same fabric as uniform)
  • Stainless Steel Burial Vault
  • Traditional Funeral Service*
  • Staff Services
  • Facilities
  • Vehicles
  • Printed Materials / Acknowledgment Package
$12,995.00
*Please refer to our General Price List for a specific itemization of our traditional service. This program is available through Boulger Funeral Home, Fredrikson- Boulger Funeral Chapel, and Wildeman Funeral Home within 35 miles of Fargo/Moorhead.

Veterans Cremation with Memorial Service Package

Veterans Cremation Package A

  • Total Facilities
  • Motor Equipment
  • Acknowledgment
  • Package – Includes Video Tribute
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$3995.00

Veterans Cremation Package B

  • Total Services
  • Facilites
  • Motor Equipment
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$4195.00

Veterans Cremation Package C

  • Total Services
  • Facilities
  • Motor Equipment
  • Acknowledgment Package
  • If applicable, add Viewing Rental Casket $995
$4295.00

Immediate Burials

Immediate burial with container provided by purchaser

Our charge for an immediate burial without ceremony includes:

  • Initial transfer of the deceased from place of death to funeral home
  • Transportation of the deceased to cemetery in Cass/Clay counties
  • Basic services of staff

Our charge does not include coordinating a funeral service or providing cash advance items on the family’s behalf.

Does not include graveside service

This is an alternative to the traditional funeral service. Immediate burial involves initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass or Clay counties to the funeral home, transportation of the deceased to the cemetery, and basic services of the funeral director and staff.

$1895.00 + cost of vault

Immediate burial with cloth covered casket

Our charge for an immediate burial without ceremony includes:

  • Initial transfer of the deceased from the place of death to funeral home
  • Transportation of the deceased to the cemetery in Cass/Clay  counties
  • Basic services of staff

Our charge does not include coordinating a funeral service or providing cash advance items on the family’s behalf.

Does not include graveside service

This is an alternative to the traditional funeral service. Immediate burial involves initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass or Clay counties to the funeral home, transportation of the deceased to the cemetery, and basic services of the funeral director and staff.

$2695.00 + cost of vault

Immediate burial with casket as selected

Our charge for an immediate burial without ceremony includes:

  • Initial transfer of the deceased from place of death to funeral home
  • Transportation of the deceased to cemetery in Cass/Clay  counties
  • Basic services of staff

Our charge does not include coordinating a funeral service or providing cash advance items on the family’s behalf.

Does not include graveside service

This is an alternative to the traditional funeral service. Immediate burial involves initial transfer of the deceased from place of death within Cass or Clay counties to the funeral home, transportation of the deceased to the cemetery, and basic services of the funeral director and staff.

$1995.00 + cost of vault and casket

Direct Cremation

Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser (No Ceremony)

  • 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

 

$1245.00

Direct cremation with alternative container provided by funeral home (No Ceremony)

  • 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
$1345.00

Direct cremation with casket as selected from casket list (No Ceremony)

  • 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
$1345.00

Direct cremation (without ceremony)

  • 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
$1345.00

Private Family Viewing

  • Can be added onto a Direct Cremation Package
  • Deceased placed with a blanket and pillow and positioned suitable for viewing to the best of our ability without embalming
  • Private room at the funeral home
  • 10 people or less present
  • Space reserved for half an hour, more time could be arranged if needed (additional charges would apply)
$245.00

Alternative Services

Acknowledgement Package

This is the complete charge for the Guest Register, $45; Service Folders, $195; Thank You Cards, $3 per box; Pallbearer Cards, $2 per box; Cross or Shiva Candle, $18; Temporary Grave Marker, $40.

If this is purchased with our Direct Cremation Package, the price is $495.00.

$345.00

Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home

Includes:

  • Initial transportation of the deceased from place of death to our funeral home
  • Embalming
  • Basic services of staff
  • Local transportation (airline or other shipping charges not included)

*plus cost of shipping container

$2295.00

Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home Outside the USA

Does not include visitation or ceremony.

Includes:

  • Initial transportation of the deceased from place of death to our funeral home
  • Embalming
  • Basic services of staff
  • Local transportation (airline or other shipping charges not included)

*plus cost of shipping container

$5995.00

Livestream and Recording Options

This is a live streamed broadcast or recording of the service and is available on our website following the service.  There is no extra charge for this if chosen with one of our service packages.

$No Charge

Picture Tribute Video

Professional video tributes for display during visitation and funerals. We creatively blend your collection of photos with music to tell the story of the life of someone special.

Available with our Traditional Funeral Service and/or Memorial Service Package at a discount. If chosen without the package, the charge is $295.00.

$No Charge

Receiving of Remains From Another Funeral Home

Includes:

  • Basic services of staff
  • Care of the deceased
  • Local transportation of the deceased to cemetery or crematory (does not include graveside service, casket, or vault)

Note: This charge does not include any type of service at the Funeral Home or Graveside

$2445.00

Saturday Charge (If Applicable)

$345.00

Sunday Charge (If Applicable)

$595.00

Bequeathing Services

Bequeathing Services

Human bodies are at times willed, bequeathed, deeded or donated to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Human bodies are an indispensable aid in medical teaching. The basis of all medical knowledge is human anatomy; human anatomy can be learned only by a study of the human body. Without this study there would be no doctors, no surgery, no alleviation of disease or repair of injury. The giving of one’s body, at the time of death, for the betterment of humanity, is a truly noble and commendable act. By such action a person may accomplish much that will be of inestimable value to generations yet unborn, and perhaps even to direct descendants. UND’s new policy is a person who is interested in deeding their body to science make application prior to passing away.

To obtain answers to frequently asked questions or any additional information, please see our General Price List, contact, or fill out our contact form. Boulger Funeral Home, or the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037. Telephone (701) 772-2101.

You can reference the University of North Dakota deeded body programs website at: https://www.med.und.edu/anatomy/deeded-body-program-faq.cfm or please find a UND Deeded Body Program Brochure 2019 along with the 2019 application: UND Certificate for Bequeathing Body form – 2019