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How Frank Nosek Jr. Addresses the Top 4 Cremation Concerns of Local Families


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Concern #1 – Understanding cremation prices

The total price of a cremation consists of multiple expenses including; the funeral home’s fee, the crematory fee, all necessary legal permits, an alternative cremation container and an urn for the remains.

Unfortunately, some cremation prices quoted over the phone only include one or two of the expenses. The additional fees are only disclosed once the family meets with the funeral director.

At Johnson-Nosek, we are the only funeral home in the area to offer all-inclusive pricing. Our quoted price is often lower than our competitors and always includes everything you will need for the cremation service.  


Concern #2 – Having the opportunity to say goodbye one last time

Saying goodbye to your loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, in today’s culture, many people try to skip this step. The sad reality is that failing to say goodbye to someone you love leaves emotional wounds that may never heal.

At Johnson-Nosek, when possible every family is given the opportunity for a private farewell in our beautiful chapel. If a public visitation is planned, the private farewell is typically scheduled to precede the public time.

On a practical level, this is an important step in our security procedures. On an emotional level, this private time helps family members as they mourn their loss.

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Concern #3 – Finding a place for a ceremony

Over 80% of cremations in the Brookfield area include some form of funeral ceremony or memorial service. Traditionally, families have turned to their local church for the ceremony. But today many families are seeking other options. 

To meet this need, Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home offers a large, newly remodeled chapel with comfortable seating, state-of-the-art multimedia equipment, a lounge area and ample parking.

In addition, we have carefully selected individuals who are available to lead the ceremony. Whether a family wishes traditional prayers lead by an ordained minister or a non-denominational ceremony lead by a funeral celebrant, we have trained professionals available to meet the need.


Concern #4 – Taking care of everything else

All too often family members receive the cremated remains and are left wondering...now what? At Johnson-Nosek, our unique After Care Program helps families in both practical and emotional ways.

To help with your practical needs, our team will provide you guidance on issues such as filing for death benefits and choosing a final resting place for the remains. We also have an exclusive partnership with Home Helpers® to provide in-home care if desired.

To support your emotional needs, our After-Care Specialist will offer a wealth of information to help you on your grief journey. We also provide referrals to local grief counselors.

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What You Need to Know About The Cremation Process

During the cremation process, human remains are broken down into bone fragments. Cremation methods include high-temperature combustion, the use of an electric furnace, and pyrolysis. Cremated remains are not ashes because they are composed of bone fragments and do not produce white ash. In contrast, the cremated ashes seem like ground coffee beans.

Because cremation takes less time and costs less money than traditional burial procedures, it is frequently selected as an alternative to burial. In comparison to typical burials, which require embalming chemicals that release enormous volumes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during their preparation for disposal in landfills, it is also more environmentally beneficial.


How long does the cremation process take?

That is very dependent on your weight and the location of your loved one's body being transferred to the cremation facility. Some may require longer time for their remains than others, so knowing these things before planning a cremation service for a loved one is critical.

The typically weighted remains require 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours to cremate at the optimal temperature (1400-1800 degrees). It may take several additional hours before the cremated remains are made accessible to the family. There's also the time it takes to process bones, which can take up to 15 minutes for every pound of remains.

If you have more questions about the cremation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home and Cremation Services if you’re considering cremation as final disposition for your loved one.


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