Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Reading, PA
For funeral homes and cremation services in Reading, PA that fit your needs and values, consider Lutz Funeral Home. Our dedicated, professional staff can play an important role in helping you memorialize the life of a loved one.
Lutz Funeral Home has been providing funeral services to families in Berks County in their time of need since 1884. Five generations later, Lutz family members continue to have the privilege of serving the surrounding communities with a commitment to integrity, service and excellence.
How Lutz Funeral Home Can Help
The death of someone you love can leave you feeling lost, alone and confused about where to turn for guidance. One of the first calls you should make when death occurs is to the funeral home you will entrust with the care of your loved one.
Lutz Funeral Home can help you arrange for transport of your loved one to the funeral home and help you obtain a death certificate. An experienced Funeral Director will help you with all aspects of funeral planning, such as selecting a casket, urn and/or grave marker, arranging the funeral, memorial and/or burial service, preparing and publishing an obituary, and any other decisions you may need to make.
Whether you decide on burial or cremation, the funeral or memorial service you plan can be as personal as you would like it to be. Many families find it helpful to think about the personality, interests, and achievements of their loved one when deciding how best to commemorate their life.
If you decide on cremation, we can advise you on unique ways to memorialize a loved one using the cremated remains, including the creation of art glass objects. We also offer a wide selection of cremation keepsake jewelry and can also recommend firms in the area that specialize in scattering the cremated remains.
Should You Pre-Plan Your Own Services?
Whether you simply want your final wishes carried out, or want to protect your family from making difficult decisions in their time of grief, making your final arrangements in advance is one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones.
Today, many people prearrange their own funerals. When you make funeral pre-arrangements, you give your loved ones detailed instructions on how you would like them to honor your memory. This can make emotional and financial sense for these and other reasons:
1. Ensure that you will be remembered in the way you want
2. Make your wishes known regarding cremation or burial
3. Choose services that align with your religious or ethnic customs
4. Ease the stress on your family during an emotional time
5. Save money by locking in today’s prices
When you pass away, your family will work hard to honor you in your memorial service or funeral, but only you know exactly what you want. When you pre-plan your funeral, you make the decisions for yourself and can focus on the small details that may be overlooked if your funeral is planned by someone else after your death.
As you evaluate funeral homes and cremation services in Reading, PA, get in touch with Lutz Funeral Home at 610-376-7121. We are available for you 24 hours a day and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.