What are the different types of funeral service?

Answer: There are three basic types of funeral service: traditional, memorial, and immediate disposition. Traditional services usually include embalming, viewing if the family wishes, body and casket present at the funeral service, stationary, vehicles, funeral staff, and equipment.  Memorial services assume the body and casket are not present although an urn may be.  The funeral service itself is conducted similarly to that of the traditional service.  Immediate disposition usually has no funeral service.  The deceased is either buried or cremated as soon as possible following the death.  Although these are the three basic types of services, individual needs and requests can usually be incorporated into the service to make it a truly personal experience.