The staff at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service is committed to providing each family we serve with the utmost care, professionalism and integrity. Our funeral directors are experienced in guiding you through the process of planning the type of service that best fits and celebrates the life of your loved one.
A traditional funeral service incorporates a public viewing or visitation, a formal funeral ceremony (at the funeral home, a church or another location), necessary automotive equipment, memorial folders, register book, and acknowledgment cards. Floral arrangements are often displayed at the visitation and formal funeral ceremony. Many families find it helpful to celebrate the life of their loved one by assembling photo boards and other memorabilia for display during the visitation.
A graveside service is held at the place of burial. This may be a private or public service. Families may still choose to have a memorial service at the funeral home, church or other facility of choice. Items such as memorial folders and acknowledgment cards are often selected.
A memorial service is a formal ceremony without the body present. This type of service may incorporate many of the same elements as a traditional service: visitation, formal ceremony, burial (of cremated remains), memorial folders, register book, acknowledgment cards, floral arrangements, and photo tributes.
Our funeral homes offer the families we serve a variety of options which include the following:
• Traditional Service followed by cremation:
This incorporates all of the elements of a traditional funeral service followed by cremation of the body rather than earth burial of the body in a casket.
• Direct Cremation:
This includes removal of the body from the place of death and cremation of the body. Many families choose to have a memorial service with or without the cremated remains present. This type of service incorporates the elements of a memorial service listed above.
Aftercare is an important part of the services which the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service offers to its families. These services are FREE of charge. The weeks and months following the death of a loved can be very difficult and we want to help our families cope with their loss. There are many feelings one may go through, including anger, disbelief, guilt and feeling of depression.
Grief has no time limits. Every person’s grief is different. Never compare your grief to someone else. A grief journey can be like a roller coaster. Your life has changed and your healing process will be your own.
• Bereavement Support Group
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service offers a “Bereavement Support Group”. It makes no difference the type of loss you have had. Our trained and dedicated staff can help you.
Our group "Window of Hope" meets two times each year, fall and spring. Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. in various locations for six weeks. The group combines support, education and discussion to assist one in their grief journey. Topics are: Getting Acquainted, The Task of Grief Work, Understanding, Healing Grief, Accepting & Expressing Feelings, Stress & Coping, Remembering and Transition & Reconciliation.
Facilitators are Sally Brenny and Dianne Dahl. For further information contact us at (320) 632-4393.