Our 10-Step Cremation Process

  1. Your loved one never leaves our care
    At Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, your loved one remains under our professional care and supervision at all times. One of our staff members will accompany your loved one to the crematory and oversee the cremation. We do this to ensure that your loved one never leaves our care.
  2. Safeguarding personal identity
    To ensure security, a personal identification band is placed on your loved one at the moment your loved one is transferred to our care.
  3. Unique tracking system
    Upon arrival, your loved one is logged into our tracking system and assigned an identification number. This number is used to track every phrase of the cremation process. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility and name of the funeral director. Personal belongings are logged and placed in a secure area for their return to the family.
  4. Family identification
    Our staff will prepare and dress your loved one in clothes provided by the family. Then, we will ask you, or a representative, to positively identify him or her prior to cremation.
  5. Check and balances
    Two individuals, a cremation technician and a funeral home staff member, will review all cremation paperwork and permits. This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and have been properly documented. Once all documentation is verified, the cremation superintendent will sign the cremation order prior to the cremation.
  6. Cremation log book
    Immediately prior to the cremation process, your loved one is taken to the cremation chamber and their personal identification is noted in our cremation log book. This log shows the name of the individual, date and time of the cremation, identification number and crematory operator's name. Our crematory log is dated and the start time is noted and initialed by a cremation technician before and after the cremation.
  7. Details during the cremation
    The crematory identification card is placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.
  8. Details after the cremation
    After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed into an urn. The identification card is placed into our permanent files.
  9. Return of the cremated remains
    Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains. At this time we will provide a dignified setting in which to receive the urn, where you may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.
  10. Celebration of life
    We will assist in planning a funeral or memorial service, either before or after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a lifetime.