Services

Services – Brown Funeral Home

 


Services Offered

Traditional Services
The following is a list of choices which represent the cost of our services. They may or may not include the casket or container required for visitation or viewing, burial, entombment or cremation.You are in no way limited to these service options. You may itemize services in order to select only those which are right for you.
Traditional Funeral Service
Package of services associated with a traditional funeral
This package includes:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • embalming, dressing, casketing, cosmetology and daily care
  • funeral ceremony
  • graveside service
  • visitation either at or outside of the funeral home
  • funeral coach
  • clergy/lead vehicle
  • flower car/utility vehicle
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home

 

 When you choose these items as a package and purchase the casket from Brown Funeral Home, the price is $4400.00.  The total for these items when selected individually is $5295.00.
Forwarding Remains to Another Funeral Home
This package includes:

  • basic service fee
  • transfer of remains to funeral home
  • embalming with normal care
  • transfer of remains to Des Moines and airtray.
Receiving Remains From Another Funeral Home
This package includes a sheltering remains and committal with no visitation, viewing or funeral rites.
Immediate Burial
This package includes:

  • a basic service fee
  • transfer of remains to funeral home
  • immediate burial
  • transportation to local cemeteryDoes not include embalming, visitation, veiwning or funeral rites. Cemetery equipment required at additional fee.
Anatomical Donation of Body to Science
Without Embalming
This package includes:

  • a basic service fee and transfer of remains to funeral home
  • transportation of remains to Des Moines or Iowa City quoted at an additional fee.

 

Notice: receiving school may reimburse a portion of the transfer fee.
 Cremation Services
The following is a list of choices which represent the cost of our services. They may or may not include the casket or container required for visitation or viewing, burial, entombment or cremation.You are in no way limited to these service options. You may itemize services in order to select only those which are right for you.
Cremation Following Traditional Services
This option includes all items listed in the Traditional Funeral Services Package:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • embalming, dressing, casketing, cosmetology and daily care
  • funeral ceremony
  • graveside service
  • visitation either at or outside of the funeral home
  • funeral coach
  • clergy/lead/pallbearers vehicle
  • flower car/utility vehicle
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • transportation to crematory, crematory fee and cremation permit.

Graveside equipment will be added as requested by family.

Cremation Before Traditional Services
Without evening visitation
This package include:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • daily care and disinfection
  • cremation container
  • transportation to the crematory
  • crematory fee
  • creamation permit
  • graveside services

 

Graveside equipment will be added as requested by family.

 

Cremation Before Traditional Services
With evening visitation
This package includes:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • daily care and disinfection OR embalming if selected or required by law
  • cremation container
  • transportation to the crematory
  • crematory fee
  • cremation permit
  • memorial service at the funeral home or other location
  • lead/clergy vehicle for procession to cemetery
  • service vehicle
  • graveside services
  • evening visitation

 

Graveside equipment will be added as requested by family.

 

Cremation Before Graveside Services
This package includes:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • daily care and disinfection OR embalming if selected or required by law
  • cremation container
  • transportation to the crematory
  • crematory fee
  • cremation permit
  • staff to oversee/direct graveside services
  • service vehicle

Graveside equipment will be added as requested by family.

 

Cremation Before Memorial Services
This package includes:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • daily care and disinfection
  • cremation container
  • transportation to the crematory
  • crematory fee
  • cremation permit
  • funeral ceremony at the funeral home or other location
  • service vehicle

Graveside equipment will be added as requested by family.

 

Direct Cremation
This package includes:

  • basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • transfer of remains to the funeral home
  • daily care and disinfection
  • alternative cremation container
  • transportation to the crematory
  • crematory fee
  • cremation permit