Funeral Home Cremations Plymouth Mi

Experienced Funeral and Cremation Planning in Plymouth, MI


Our family-owned funeral home has been serving the Plymouth area since 1904. Our expert team of funeral planners can make your funeral and cremation planning in Plymouth, MI, stress-free with just a few days of notice. We are skilled and accustom to last-minute planning, as death is not scheduled and happens unexpectedly.


Our trusted team at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home gives their full attention from the moment you walk in the door. All of the options are laid out for you. The list of required documents needed at the first appointment will help you to be prepared. It is uncommon to know what you are doing in funeral planning, as a person only plans two or three funerals throughout their lifetime. By choosing Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, you are choosing a team that you can trust to be transparent about pricing and take the stress of planning off of your hands.


Planning Funeral and Cremation Services in Plymouth, MI

When it comes to planning a funeral, what are the major decisions that need to be made? Whether you have suffered a sudden death in the family, or are planning a funeral years-in-advance, take a look at this list of frequently asked questions:


  • Should We Choose a Funeral with Burial or Cremation? The traditional funeral service can look like a viewing with an open casket reception and a funeral service held in a funeral home or a church. After that, the family members and close friends travel to the cemetery to have a graveside service. All of these aspects are optional. It is becoming more common to choose cremation, which comes with its own options.
  • What Is the Difference Between Direct Cremation and Cremation with a Memorial Ceremony? A direct cremation is a cremation without a service. Some families like to gather in an intimate scattering of the ashes at a special place of the deceased. You may also choose to hold a memorial ceremony with the cremation, which can look a lot like a funeral, but without the body present.
  • Should We Choose a Standard Burial or Green Burial? Green burials are offered, which use less toxic chemicals for the embalming. They also use biodegradable materials for the casket or container in which the body is buried. If you are environmentally conscious, a green burial is a great option.
  • What Is a Life Celebration? If dressing up and attending a church service doesn’t fit the personality of the deceased, then many families choose a life celebration instead. This event is more upbeat, casual and can be held at a community center or outdoor venue. You can play music and display sports memorabilia and hobbies of the deceased.
  • Are Veteran Services and Military Honors Available? If you are looking for a funeral home that can accommodate special services for veterans and military heroes, you have found the place. Our team takes great care to honor the life of the fallen.
  • What Products Can We Buy Through the Funeral Home? For your convenience, urns, caskets, vaults, memorials, and keepsake jewelry are all available for sale through the funeral home. If you would like to buy from an outside source, then we will use any product of your choosing that is transported in.
  • Are There Grief Resources Offered? Our expert team knows that grief can be an ongoing process, especially with a sudden loss. There are grief resources available, including recommended groups to share with others going through a similar loss. These groups, either online or in-person, have proven to be effective in healing and building a community of support.
  • Are Funerals Expensive? We are aware that end-of-life services can often be a financial burden to the surviving family members. Our services are affordable and available to everyone. The most economical choice would be direct cremation, which is part of the reason it is growing in popularity. With all of the options, you can trust that our team will be transparent about pricing and not come in with any last second, hidden fees.


At Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, you can rest assured knowing that you’ve chosen funeral and cremation facilities in Plymouth, MI, with your best interest in mind. Our planning team will guide you through all of these questions and more. If you are unsure of what option is best for your family, talk with our specialists to find the best fit for your loved one’s end-of-life services.



Contact a Funeral Planning Specialist Today

For preplanning services, you can meet with our team at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home to go through the preplanning checklist. If your funeral and cremation in Plymouth, MI, is years away, it is still helpful to make preliminary decisions to streamline the process when the time comes. Visit the gorgeous facility at 280 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170. Call to schedule a virtual appointment, if needed: (734) 453-3333.

Funeral & Cremation FAQ’s

Why are funerals so expensive?

Funerals are expensive because of all the services that are provided, and not only the funeral parlor fees, but the fees for where the burial is to take place, because that needs to be paid for, besides church services and flowers, caskets, etc. Learn More.


Why should I pre plan my funeral?

Prepaid funeral plans provide a way for people to pay for their funeral arrangements before they die. It's about those who want to save their loved ones from having to make choices and endure financial stress when they are mourning. Learn More.


What is talk of a lifetime?

The Funeral Service Foundation is proud to support Have a Lifetime Chat, an initiative developed by the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) to help families have meaningful discussions about what is most important to them, to discover unique life stories. Learn More.


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Phone: (734) 453-3333
280 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170

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