What can I do with the cremated remains (ashes)?
That's a common, and good question. The options are many... and because of that, choosing a suitable final resting place deserves some careful consideration. In the state of Michigan, you can do anything you want with the cremains except:
- Put them in any body of water in the State of Michigan.
- Put them on private property without the property owners permission.
Many people have their ashes buried in a family grave. Most cemeteries allow the burial of two sets of cremated remains (ashes) or one full burial and one cremation in a single grave. Most of the cemeteries will require the use of a non-biodegradeable container (urn) or an urn vault.
Some families scatter the cremains (ashes) at a favorite spot. This option should be given careful consideration. Once the ashes are scattered, they can not be recovered. Also keep in mind that a memorial or grave marker may not be possible in the area.
Veterans have several options for the final resting place for their cremains. Our Veterans Page has the information.