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Simply Cremation

Simply Cremation

We created the Simply Cremation Plan for families who desire a simpler, more affordable cremation option. This plan provides for cremation only and includes no additional services except transfer of the deceased to our funeral home, electronically filing the death certificate, and cremation process. The cremains will be contained in a clear poly bag housed in a black plastic box, housed inside a white cardboard box. 


*Eliminating additional services allows us to offer you this low price. Thus, if you choose the Simply Cremation Plan, these following services are NOT provided: 

  • Scheduling of Funeral Services. If you desire a funeral service, memorial service, or graveside service, you must arrange it on your own with a church or other facility. You will also need to contact the cemetery to arrange the burial of cremains or their placement within a columbarium. 
  • Obituary Writing and Placement. The writing and placement of obituaries will require that you deal directly with the newspaper(s) of your choosing. If you would like our assistance, please see this option on our General Price List, under Obituary Services. 
  • Printing/Memorial Folders & Registry Books. To keep the Simply Cremation Plan affordable we are unable to provide printing services. 
  • Disbursement of Any Funeral Trust Funds. You will be responsible for obtaining funds set up with outside insurance agencies. The funeral home will claim funds set up by our funeral home. Any excess funds will be issued to you. You will need to write individual checks (or other forms of payment) for cemetery fees, clergy stipends, musicians, caterers, death certificate copies, etc. 

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The Simply Cremation Plan requires payment in full upon receiving cremains. For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment: check, cash or Visa, MasterCard and Discover. A 3% service charge will be applied to credit card transactions. 



Basic service fee


Transfer of remains to funeral home


Cremation Container


Cremation fee


Cremation permit - Olmsted County coroner authorization fee




Other possible expenses:

 Additional staff when necessary for a 2-person removal: 


Transportation surcharge when a deceased person is removed from a location beyond 25 miles from the funeral home:
 Transportation beyond 25 miles will also be subject to $2.50 per loaded mile.


An autopsy or Alzheimer's study may require 2-person removal/transportation charges:


Shipment of cremains by USPS Express Mail: 


The funeral home will not be held responsible for any delays or cremains lost in transit.
County Medical Examiner cremation permit fee, if that county charges more than $50.00:

Charges will vary from county to county

Other allowable services that can be added, without increasing our Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff charge: 

Preparing an un-embalmed body for reviewal: 


Private family reviewal conducted at funeral home (one hour or less): 


Autopsy/organ donation repair work:


Re-dressing of the body in different clothing other than a hospital gown, covered with a blanket:


Refrigerated Storage, holding remains for a private viewing prior to cremation:

$25.00 per day


Riley Funeral Home - Chatfield
800 Main Street South
| Chatfield, MN 55923
Tel: 1-507-867-4310
Riley Funeral Home - Lanesboro
304 Sheridan Street East
| Lanesboro, MN 55949
Tel: 1-507-467-2130

Owned by Riley Funeral Home, Inc 


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