The scenario presented below is provided to help you understand the estimated total costs for a typical casketed burial service. 

The expenses highlighted in blue are from our General Price List.  The non-funeral home expenses highlighted in black are common to most services we arrange.  These expenses are often referred to as "cash advance" or "outside" expenses.  The price of these services are not determined by the funeral home, thus the funeral home has no control over the price.


Below is an example of the costs typically associated with a casketed burial service.  Please keep in mind there are other options available which the family can choose and thus would modify this example.  Please contact us to discuss this matter further.

Basic Services of Funeral Director & Staff…$3,395.

Transfer of Remains to the Funeral Home…. $400.


Other Preparation of the Body…$455.

Casket ('Allen' 20 gauge steel)…$1,675.

Titan Concrete Burial Vault…$1,650.

Public Visitation (night before the funeral)…$485.

Funeral Service…$485.

Utility Vehicle…$245.


Graveside Service…$345.

                                                                                                          Subtotal:  $10,255.


The charges listed above are from our current General Price List, Casket Price List & Outer Burial Container Price List.     


The following estimated costs are also common to most services thus must be taken into consideration when discussing the total costs of a funeral.  Of note, these services/products are provided by other participants thus we have no control over these costs. However, we commonly pay for these expenses and in-turn charge the family their actual cost.  Therefore these costs are not marked-up, thus we do not profit from handling the payment of these expenses.  We offer this service to simplify the billing process for the family.

Clergy Honorarium…$150.

Organist Honorarium…$100.

Church Women's Group Honorarium…$100.

Casket floral spray…$180.

Catered reception meal…$675. (approximately $5.00 per person for a cold meal; $7.00 per person for a hot meal)                                                                                                                              

Owatonna Peoples Press obituary…$250. (actual cost based upon length of text)

Six Certified Copies of the Death Certificate…$43. (actual cost dependent upon the number of copies ordered:  $13 for first copy, $6 for each additional copy)

Cemetery Interment Fee…$400.

Grave Opening & Closing Fee…$600.

Engraving date of death on cemetery marker…$125.

                                                                                                      Subtotal:  $2623.

                                                                                                       Grand Total:  $12,878.