Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
Valhalla has a beautiful chapel for your convenience equipped with a baby grand piano, an organ, a flat screen for video tributes, two fireplaces, and outdoor courtyard with fire pit; an historic statue from the 1904 World's Fair, an indoor water fountain designed by Paul Dubois "The Florentine Singer" and a reception area for coffee and cookies to make your family and friends feel most welcome.
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
Valhalla has in-ground burial sites [graves]; above ground burial sites outdoors [garden mausoleum crypts]; above ground burial sites indoors [grand mausoleum crypts]; indoor and outdoor cremation graves and niches; and five specialty gardens of lawn crypts [underground].
A Traditional Funeral without Limousine
*Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
*Removal from Place of Death
*Dressing and Casketing
*One Hour of Visitation [non-evenings/same day] at Valhalla
*Funeral Ceremony in Valhalla Chapel
*Committal at Graveside
*Transport of Casket to Graveside
*20 Gauge Steel Casket [5 color choices]
*Prayer Cards, Register Book, Acknowledgements
*Concrete Burial Vault
*Single Grave Space at Valhalla
*Grave Opening at Valhalla
*Flat Granite Individual Grave Marker..................................$6,995
Substitutions with Price Adjustments are Permissible.
"On-Site" Crematory Services
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
Valhalla is oldest active crematory in the Greater St Louis area, and we offer full viewing/visitation with rental casket, followed by cremation; immediate cremation followed by a Memorial Service here or at your Church; and direct cremation with no ceremony.
We are also one of the first funeral homes in St Louis to offer "Flameless Cremation" which is Cremation by water, not fire....call today for details
We also offer burial at sea; cremains into outer space; and scattering in the mountains.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.