Many people overlook the importance of cemetery property for those who choose cremation, but permanent placement, or “final resting place,” of the ashes or “cremated remains” is an important part of final arrangements. Just consider:

  •  A permanent site gives loved ones a physical place for visitation and reflection.
  • The ceremony accompanying the placement of an urn in a cremation niche or a cremation garden in a cemetery provides family and friends with closure after the loss of a loved one.
  • When ashes of a loved one are kept with relatives, they can easily become misplaced or discarded through the years, as future generations may not feel a connection to the deceased.
  • A permanent placement provides future generations with a location to visit when researching heritage.


Some common methods of a final resting place of cremated remains are:

    • Cremation Niche: An above-ground space to accommodate a cremation urn.
    • Columbarium: Often located within a mausoleum or chapel and constructed of numerous niches designed to hold urns.
    •  Cremation Garden: A dedicated section of a cemetery designed for the burial, scattering, or other permanent placement of ashes.
  • Memorial Benches: Benches that either simply memorialize a loved one scattered or buries in a cremation garden, or actually contain the remains within.

Headstones: Some cemeteries allow upright headstones, called “monuments” to be used with ground burials. Headstones that are flat against the ground are called “markers.” In some cemeteries or sections of cemeteries, only flat markers are used to preserve the natural appearance of the landscape.

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Cremation is an alternative to traditional earth burial or mausoleum entombment. It does not limit the funeral in any way. Should you choose cremation, you will still have the same options for memorialization that any other family has. Cremation can take place before or after the funeral service. In this section, we’ve answered the most common questions we are asked about cremation. If you require further information, please contact us at any time, by telephone or email.

What is cremation?
Cremation is a process of reducing the body to bone fragments by applying intense heat for a period of two to three hours. The cremated remains, which are commonly referred to as “ashes,” are removed from the cremation chamber. They are then processed into finer fragments and placed in a temporary chamber. The ashes typically weigh between three and six pounds. An urn may be selected for the final disposition of the cremated remains.

Where does cremation take place?
Cremations occur at a crematorium in a special furnace called a cremation chamber or retort. Regulations allow only one cremation at a time.

Do we need to buy a casket?
A casket is not required however, law states that at a minimum, the deceased must be placed into a rigid combustible container. Many options of caskets and containers are available to you.

Can we place personal mementos in the casket?
Many personal items may be placed in the casket. However, some items may need to be removed prior to the cremation process. All items left in the casket will be destroyed during the cremation. Your funeral director can advise you on what items may stay and what items must be removed from the casket.

Do we need to have a funeral if we select cremation?
Cremation does not limit the type of funeral service that may be chosen. The same options that apply to earth burial are available with cremation. Some of these choices include: casket type, location of the service and visitation, music selection, open or closed casket, and the display of personal mementos.

Some families elect to have a complete service at the funeral home or place of worship. Others prefer to have a procession to the crematorium similar to that often done to the cemetery for an earth burial.

Is embalming required?
Embalming is not mandatory however; some circumstances may require it. If you prefer an open casket with a visitation prior to the service, embalming is highly recommended.

What is an urn?
An urn is a container designed to hold cremated remains permanently. It may be constructed from a variety of materials such as wood, bronze, copper, steel, pewter, granite, marble, clay pottery, or fine porcelain. We have a large selection of urns available designed to reflect the lifestyle of an individual. Urns may also be personalized by engraving. Urns also come in a variety of sizes that allow more than one member of the family to have a portion of the cremated remains.

Contact Wyuka

At Wyuka, we offer many different options for the cremation process. Depending on family traditions, final wishes, and personal preferences, we have an option that will work for you. Our funeral directors and staff will be able to walk you through each of the options and the costs associated with them. We help make the process as easy as possible for the family because you have other things to worry about. 

Call our office or visit us to start the planning process today.


3600 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE 68510