These prices are effective February 1, 2019, and are subject to change without notice. The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected. Please note that there may be additional charges for items such as cemetery fees, flowers, and newspaper notices.
We believe in complete transparency in all we say and do. That is why we are the only professional funeral provider in La Porte County that provides online pricing.
The itemized price list below is a requirement of all funeral homes nationwide. Upon request in person, a funeral home is required to give the consumer this itemized general price list.
BASIC SERVICE FEE OF THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR, STAFF, AND OVERHEAD (Non-Declinable)
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding/receiving remains)
TRANSFER OF YOUR LOVED ONE INTO THE CARE OF CUTLER’S
If deceased weight is more than 300 lbs $700
*Travel outside local area of 25 miles: $3 per loaded mile.
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.
Embalming of an Autopsied Deceased
Embalming of Organ/Tissue/Bone Donor
Embalming of Standard Adult
OTHER CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONE
Dressing, Cosmetics, Placement for presentation in casket
Alternative Care – if for religious or other reasons embalming is declined, a licensed embalmer will perform alternative sanitary care of the deceased, including washing, disinfecting and final preparation for cremation or burial
Special Care for Autopsied Deceased
Special Care of Deceased Due to Organ Procurement
Reconstructive Restoration (per hour when necessary)
Refrigeration, Secure Sheltering and Care of unembalmed deceased (per 48 hours)
(It is the policy of Cutler’s to require refrigeration of an unembalmed deceased after 24 hours)
Standard Visitation Hours: 3-7 PM Monday thru Saturday, 1-4 PM Sunday.
Providing and staffing a time of visitation and gathering at our Funeral Home or facility of your choice. Includes setup and use of viewing areas, lounge areas, display of floral arrangements and all personalization items, service attendant to assist the family and guests.
ADDITIONAL HOURS $150/hr
Standard Service time, includes 1 hour of visitation prior to service: 10 or 11 AM Monday thru Saturday, 12 PM Sunday.
Providing and staffing a traditional funeral service at our Funeral Home or facility of your choice. Includes placement of encased remains, display of floral arrangements and all personalization items, service attendant to assist the family and guests.
Providing and staffing a memorial service at the location of your choice or at our Funeral Home, display of floral arrangements and all personalization items, service attendant to assist the family and guests.
Providing and staffing a traditional graveside service at the cemetery, display of floral arrangements and all personalization items, service attendant to supervise graveside service and assist the family and guests.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRESENT AT CREMATED REMAINS BURIAL
PRIVATE FAMILY VIEWING / FINAL GOODBYE
Use of our Private Gathering Room for a private goodbye. We offer minimal preparation of your loved one for up to 20 family members (up to 30 minutes without embalming). Does not include cremation container or casket for viewing purposes.
LUNCHEON ROOM FOR UP TO 50 PEOPLE
Room may not be available due to scheduling. Catering is additional.
Includes any visitation, funeral service, or memorial ceremony that occurs on Saturday or Sunday.
AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE LOCAL AREA*
Funeral Coach (Hearse) or Funeral Vehicle
Utility Car for Flowers/Equipment
(Additional hours = $125/hr plus 20% gratuity )
Airport Delivery/Transfer from Chicago
Transportation to and from place of autopsy
Out of town overnight trip (in addition to the mileage charge)
*Local Area – 25-mile radius; additional mileage will be charged at $3.00 per loaded mile
FORWARDING DECEDENT TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
Includes services of Funeral Directors and staff, a proportionate share of overhead costs, transfer of deceased to funeral home, embalming, transport to nearest airport (Ceremonies, casket or shipping container is not included).
SHIPPING CONTAINER required by Airlines (Air-Tray or Combo Container) $250
FORWARDING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES additional administration charge $450
RECEIVING DECEDENT FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
Includes services of Funeral Directors and staff, a proportionate share of overhead costs, and transportation to local cemetery or crematory. (Local ceremonies, casket or urn, transportation from the airport is not included).
(Does not include ceremonies, casket, memorial products, or cash advance items)
Includes services of funeral directors and staff, proportionate share of overhead costs, transfer of your loved one into our care then directly to local cemetery at funeral home’s convenience with immediate placement into the grave
IMMEDIATE BURIAL with casket purchased from funeral home or provided by family $3,085
IMMEDIATE BURIAL using flat top cloth covered casket $3,880
DISINTERMENT (Minimum Fee) $945
Preparation of papers, securing permits, and funeral director supervision for local disinterment. Does not include state fees, grave digging/cemetery charges, mileage, ceremonies, or additional services.
(Packages do not include Urns, Containers, Caskets, Stationery, or other Merchandise)
DIRECT (ECONOMY) CREMATION
Includes, but is not limited to, services of funeral directors and staff, a proportionate share of overhead costs, transfer of your loved one to Cutler’s, obtaining necessary authorizations, consents, 48 hours refrigeration, transportation to the crematory. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials. The containers we provide are cardboard and fiberboard.
Direct Cremation with container Provided by the Family $2,300
Direct Cremation with Cardboard Box Alternative Container $2,400
Direct Cremation with casket selected from our funeral home $2,300
Cremation Fee (see below) will be added to the above cost.
OTHER CREMATION RELATED CHARGES
Cremation Fee up to 299 lbs $200
Oversized Cremation Fee (300-399 lbs) $400
Oversized Cremation Fee (400-499 lbs) $500
Oversized Cremation Fee (500-599 lbs) $800
Oversized Cremation Fee (600 +) by quote only
Pacemaker Removal $55
Mailing Cremated Remains: special packaging to meet USPS shipping requirements $150
Graphic Design Service $75
Custom Memorial Folders / Prayer Cards $175
Register Book $20
Thank You Cards $30
12 Laminated Bookmarks $40
Tribute Candle $25
Lobby Tribute Photo $25
DVD Tribute $40 (includes 2 copies)
Additional Laminated Bookmarks $20 per 4
Additional Tribute Candle $25
Additional DVD Tribute Copy $25
Additional Tribute Photo $25
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS
Tribute Blanket $150
Cemetery VA Flag Holder $50
Additional VA Burial Flag $150
Music Downloads - $2 per song
Personalized Temporary Grave Marker (refunded if headstone purchased through Cutler’s) $25
Crucifix or Cross $20
Fee for re-filling of death certificate due to incorrect information provided by purchaser $75
These cash advance items are billed to us from third-party sources. The actual charge for these items may be higher or lower than estimates provided. In some situations, we may charge for our services in obtaining these items. This represents items that may have to be paid in advance separately. These items include, but are not limited to:
Varies from city to city and cemetery to cemetery.
CEMETERY TENT AND EQUIPMENT FEE
Varies from city to city and cemetery to cemetery.
CERTIFIED DEATH CERTIFICATES
Certified copies may be ordered at any time in the future from the city or county in which the death occurred.
Varies by newspaper
Clergy, Soloists, Organist/Pianist, etc. You may choose any amounts you can afford to offer, but this is a suggested base cost that is the average minimum expected for providing this service for your loved one. (Some church musicians request a specified honorarium amount, not all are the same)
VA Honors Gift $75
VA Marker Installation at local cemeteries $200
Death Date Carving on Existing Headstone $200
Prearranging a funeral is a wise thing to do. We want to make sure that you fully understand the terms of a prepaid contract and how your funds are protected under Indiana law.
1. Your funeral director does not get to keep your money. By law, your preneed funds must be deposited and held in a trust.
2. Your preneed contract is irrevocable after 30 days. You cannot cancel your contract after that point and no one can take any money from the trust except at time of death.
3. The funeral services and merchandise listed on your contract are guaranteed. The growth interest and dividends) on the amount held in trust will remain on deposit to cover future price increases. If at the time of death, the amount in the trust is less than the funeral home’s current retail prices, they must provide the services and merchandise shown on the contract and accept the loss. In exchange for assuming this risk, if the amount held in the trust exceeds their current retail price, they may retain the excess funds. You and your family will not be required to pay any additional amount to obtain the funeral services and merchandise you selected.
4. Cash advance items (charges made by cemeteries, newspapers, and other third parties) on your contract are only estimates and are not fully guaranteed. A percentage of the earnings on the trust will be credited towards the amount on deposit for these items, but if there is a shortfall, your family will be required to pay any difference.
5. Your contract is transferable to another funeral home in the event you move or otherwise must change funeral homes. In order to accept the transfer, the newly selected funeral home must honor the terms of the contract and guarantee to provide the funeral services and merchandise you originally selected.
If you have questions, please contact us.
IF YOU HAVE MADE PRE-ARRANGEMENTS AT ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT, YOU CAN CHANGE TO CUTLER'S. YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING. WE CAN ARRANGE TO TRANSFER THE PRE-PAID TRUST BEFORE OR AFTER THE DEATH OCCURS. WE WILL HONOR OTHER LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL FUNERAL HOMES PREPAID FUNERAL PLANS WHICH ARE VALID AND ARE CURRENTLY IN FORCE.