At Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care we work with families to create a special ceremony that can reflect the personality and
lifestyle of the individual while recognizing how they touched the lives of others. We can help you plan a ceremony that is just right for you.
Is there a way to keep the ashes at home in the garden?
Yes. Here are two examples of something special to consider. As an alternative to scattering, these options enable a family to take the ashes with them if they move.
Naturally non-rusting aluminum base with hand-painted patina finish.
Base contains sealed compartment for cremated remains or mementos (capacity up to 600 cubic inches can be used for three adults).
Can function as a family memorial or time capsule.
Includes ground anchoring device.
Living Memorial® tree planting program.
Where Would One Find A Scattering Garden?
Many cemeteries (and some churches) now offer special settings designed specifically for the scattering of cremated remains.
Scattering at sea can also be arranged, while keeping a portion of the cremated remains.
Eternal Reef™ Program
Ashes Become Part of Living Coral Reef, In just months after deployment, colorful living hard and soft corals begin to grow on the memorial reef module. Newly installed Eternal™ Reef surrounded by an abundant assortment of marine life.
For More Information About Eternal Reef™
go to www.eternalreefs.com
Smaller than traditional keepsake urns, these tiny treasures are particularly appropriate when several individuals desire a personal memorial to a loved one.
Each is cast in bronze from original artwork and can hold a very small portion of ashes.
All miniature keepsakes shown are available as full sizes urns.
Engraved names are available on the Jefferson™ and Fredericksburg™.
Each measures approximately 1" to 2" in height and weighs about 1.6 ounces.
Living Memorial® Tree planting program.
What Types of Urns Are Available?
You will find cremation urns offered in a wide variety of styles and materials. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in your selection process regarding the best type and most appropriate urn. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Pewter, bronze, hardwood, ceramic, porcelain, glass and marble are just a few of the materials used for urn construction. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engraving or laser designs.
Museum Quality Memorial Artwork
Capture your loved one's favorite pastime or special interest in a beautiful bronze sculpture. Each piece is hand-crafted and individually cast using the lost wax process, so that no two are exactly alike. The artwork is mounted on a solid base of marble or granite.
Bronze is called the metal of the ages because of its elegance and durability. Each sculpted cast bronze urn is a handcrafted work of art as well as an enduring memorial tribute.
Cast bronze urns are designed to withstand the test of time. The distinctive shapes and designs, captured in everlasting bronze, reflect individual tastes and personalities beautifully.
What is a Cloisonné
The creation of a cloisonné urn begins with a solid copper, bronze or brass vessel which serves as the core. On this an intricate design is formed using a precise copper wire netting. This design of copper netting is then bonded to the vessel forming compartments call cloisons. These cloisons are filled with multiple colors of enamels and then fired in a kiln. This step is repeated several times before the urn is hand polished and then gilded to create a lasting, bright finish.
Cloisonné is an ancient art dating to 2500 B.C. In the mid 14th Century, the process was passed on to China by missionaries from central Asia. The Chinese constantly enhanced the technique making it a distinct Chinese art. Since the mid 15th Centruy reign of the Ming Emperor Ching T'ai, Chinese cloisonne has become the worldwide standard by which all cloisonné is judged.
Except as otherwise noted, Cloisonné urns are available in 3 sizes with a matching photo frame. Approximate Size and Capacity:
Adult Full Size 9 - 10" H x 6.75 - 7.25 W 200+ cubic inches
Medium Keepsake 5" H x 3.5 - 4.5 W 40 cubic inches
Miniature Keepsake 2.5" - 3.5" H 2.5 cubic inches
Picture Frame 5.1" x 3.5
All Full Size Cloisonné Urns $365.00
Medium Keepsake Sizes $165.00
Miniature Keepsake $80.00
Picture Frame or Jewelry Dish or Vase $80.00
Terrybear Urns Available in Adult Full Size or Miniature Keepsake - See Approximate Size
Adult Full Size 10 - 11" H x 6 - 6.5" W 200+ cubic inches
Miniature Keepsake 2.5" H 2.5 cubic inches
Urns made from Solid Bronze, Cultured Marble, Ceramic, Pewter & Wood.