Green Burial

Green Burial Option

'Natural burial' is a term that describes the specific methods and disposition that are involved with the mission to have less impact on our environment.

The Behm Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. makes available several "Natural" burial packages and is one of a select group of funeral providers recognized by the Green Burial Council a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as, "...a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural areas throughout the United States."

For such arrangements, formaldehyde-based embalming is prohibited as is the use of metal or concrete graveliners, burial vaults, or other permanent burial containers. Caskets, coffins or alternative containers used to enclose and transport the deceased are made only of biodegradable materials and are available in a range of styles and prices.

Home wakes, public visitations, church funerals and graveside services are all options that may be arranged within the limited time frame that green burial allows. Additionally, specialized embalming procedures may be requested without the use of toxic chemicals.

As with all of our services and merchandise offerings, detailed price information for each component is itemized on our General Price List and Casket/Urn Price Lists.

Our pricing information for our Green "Natural" Burial Service is list here:

Please ask our team about Green Burial Options and Pricing.