Direct Burial Services Offer Simplified and Less Costly Funeral Arrangements for Grieving Friends and Families | Business and Economy



Earl Wendt, owner of Wendt Funeral Home, said it was important to meet the demand for services that offered “simplicity, transparency” and “stress and debt free”.

The National Funeral Directors Association predicts that 57.5% of Americans who die in 2021 will be cremated.

However, Earl Wendt and DeRoo, owners of DeRoo Funeral Home, wanted to make the newer options more accessible than traditional methods by offering comprehensive online planning.

“Instead of making an appointment and coming to a funeral home, and there maybe a little bit of anxiety that comes with that or someone doesn’t want to come,” DeRoo said, “all the arrangements can be taken with the family’s contribution according to their own schedule.

If customers have difficulty navigating the website,, they can contact the funeral director on duty who is available 24/7.

Pre-planning and immediate planning services are available on the website, along with quotes for either service. There are two options for advance planning services, one where the person will die within six months or the other where the person will die beyond six months.

Once a client has selected their schedule, they will be able to choose other funeral items – like a casket, number of death certificates, and scheduling a private visit – online. Guests do not have to prepay for pre-planned arrangements. The step-by-step process creates increased transparency and allows customers to see and understand all of the options available to them, according to DeRoo.


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