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General Price List


We believe in complete transparency in all we say and do. That is why we are the first, and at this time, the only professional funeral service provider in La Porte County that provides it's COMPLETE pricing online.

 

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.


View our “Online Cremation Package Pricing” Here 

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Cremation Packages

Packages do not include additional keepsake merchandise that may be selected, sales tax(*) , or other cash advanced items: cemetery charges, flowers, newspaper obituaries, or honorariums, etc. The package price is offered, as is, without deletions or substitutions. You may, however, choose to select these same services from our General Price List. 

These prices are effective February 8, 2021 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.

The Non-Ceremonial Cremation Package $3,600
A Direct Cremation with Urn returned to family.
This package includes:
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $3,100
Transfer of Deceased to Funeral Home (30 miles) $450
Refrigeration of Un-embalmed Remains (2 days) $50
Filing of Death Certificate
Cremation Container $100
Transfer of Deceased to Crematory $345
Cremation Fee $200
Total Charges $4,245
Package Savings $645
Package Total $3,600
Our Gift to you:
Rosewood Urn, Online Obituary, 12 Laminated Obituary Bookmarks
The Private Informal Goodbye Cremation Package $4,100
A personal and private opportunity for your family to say goodbye.
This package includes:
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $3,100
Transfer of Deceased to Funeral Home (30 miles) $450
Preparation of Un-embalmed Remains $225
Use of Facility for Private Viewing (10 people / 30 minutes within 36 hours of the passing) $300
Refrigeration of Un-embalmed Remains (2 days) $50
Filing of Death Certificate
Cremation Container $100
Transfer of Deceased to Crematory $345
Cremation Fee $200
Urn selection from The Brass/Metal Collection $189*
Assist Family with Social Security, Veterans Paperwork, Insurance Claims, Grief Counseling, and other Death Related Claims
Total Charges $4,959
Package Savings $859
Package Total $4,100
Our Gift to you:
1 Stainless Steel Oval Life Print (32-370), CutlerCares Online Obituary, 12 Laminated Obituary Bookmarks
The Friends and Family Goodbye Cremation Package $5,000
A memorial service for family and friends to share memories and show their support.
This package includes:
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $3,100
Transfer of Deceased to Funeral Home (30 miles) $450
Preparation of Un-embalmed Remains $225
Use of Facility for Private Viewing (10 people / 30 minutes within 36 hours of the passing) $300
Refrigeration of Un-embalmed Remains (2 days) $50
Filing of Death Certificate
Cremation Container $100
Transfer of Deceased to Crematory $345
Cremation Fee $200
Urn selection from The Brass/Metal Collection $189*
Assist Family with Social Security, Veterans Paperwork, Insurance Claims, Grief Counseling, and other Death Related Claims
Planning and Coordinating Services
Use of Facility and Staff for Memorial Service (on or off site) $595
Remembrance Package $295*
Total Charges $5,849
Package Savings $849
Package Total $5,000
Our Gift to you:
1 Stainless Steel Oval Life Print (32-370), CutlerCares Online Obituary, 12 Laminated Obituary Bookmarks, Celebration of Life Photo Tribute (2 copies)
The Single Day Service with Viewing Package $6,700
A single day service with viewing to honor a loved one. Cremation to follow.
This package includes:
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $3,100
Transfer of Deceased to Funeral Home (30 miles) $450
Embalming $700
Dressing and casketing $250
Ceremonial Casket with Cremation Container $995
Filing of Death Certificate
Planning and Coordinating Services
Remembrance Package $295*
Use of Facility and Staff for Viewing and Service (on or off site) $595
Assist Family with Social Security, Veterans Paperwork, Insurance Claims, Grief Counseling, and other Death Related Claims
Cremation Fee $300
Urn selection from The Brass/Metal Collection $189*
Meeting with Family, after service, to deliver such things as Register book, Floral Cards, and to be determined if additional services are needed
Total Charges $7,219
Package Savings $519
Package Total $6,700
Our Gift to you:
1 Stainless Steel Oval Life Print (32-370), CutlerCares Online Obituary, 12 Laminated Obituary Bookmarks, Celebration of Life Photo Tribute (2 copies)
**FULL FUNERAL SERVICE PACKAGE $5,985
Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $3,100
Embalming $700
Cosmetizing, Dressing, and Casketing of Embalmed or Un-embalmed Remains $250
Use of Facilities & Staff for Visitation (per day) on or off site $495
Use of Facilities & Staff for Funeral Services on or off site $595
Use of Equipment & Staff for Graveside Committal $ Burial Oversight $395
Transfer of the deceased to funeral home $450
Service / Utility Vehicle $150
Funeral Coach $345
Total Charges $6,480
Package Savings $495
Package Total $5,985
**The package price is offered, as is, without deletions or substitutions. You may, however, choose to select these same services from our itemized price list. No other funeral merchandise is included in these packages: Casket Burial Vaults, Alternative Containers, Cremation Urns. Also not included are 3rd party cash advances: Cemetery or Crematory Charges, Flowers, Newspaper Death Notices, etc.

Services, Facilities and Equipment

BASIC SERVICE FEE OF THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR, STAFF, AND OVERHEAD (Non-Declinable) $3,100

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)

  • Attendants on-duty 24 hours a day to respond to the initial request for service
  • Arrangement conference with the family and responsible parties
  • Coordinating service plans with cemetery, crematory, churches, florists, newspapers, etc.
  • Clerical assistance in the completion of various forms and permits associated with a funeral
  • This fee also includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs such as facility maintenance, administrative and secretarial costs, insurance, utility expenses, equipment, inventory, and governmental compliance costs, etc.
  • Maintaining, preserving online obituary tributes at CutlerCares.com for our families
TRANSFER OF YOUR LOVED ONE INTO THE CARE OF CUTLER’S $450
If deceased weight is more than 300 lbs $700
*Travel outside local area of 25 miles: $3 per loaded mile.
PROFESSIONAL EMBALMING
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 Standard Adult $700
Embalming of Organ/Tissue/Bone Donor $995
Embalming of an Autopsied Deceased $995
(It is the policy of Cutler’s to require embalming for any deceased having a public viewing)
OTHER CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONE
Dressing, Cosmetics, Placement for presentation in casket $250
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 $225
Special Care for Autopsied Deceased $250
Special Care of Deceased Due to Organ Procurement $500
Reconstructive Restoration (per hour when necessary) $100
Refrigeration, Secure Sheltering and Care of unembalmed deceased (per 48 hours) $50
(It is the policy of Cutler’s to require refrigeration of an unembalmed deceased after 24 hours)
VIEWING / VISITATION / ROSARY / VIGIL (1-3 hours) $495
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
FUNERAL SERVICE $595
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.
MEMORIAL SERVICE $595
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.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE $395
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 $150
PRIVATE FAMILY VIEWING / FINAL GOODBYE $300
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 $250
Room may not be available due to scheduling. Catering is additional.
FUTURE WEEKEND SERVICE RESERVATION $300
When a family wants to wait ten or more days to have a service on a future weekend. If the normal time frame would be for us to have a service the first weekend after the passing, the family would not be charged this fee.
AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE LOCAL AREA*
Funeral Coach (Hearse) or Funeral Vehicle $345
Utility Car for Flowers/Equipment $150
Limousine 3 hours = $350
(Additional hours = $125/hr plus 20% gratuity )
Airport Delivery/Transfer from Chicago $300
Transportation of the deceased to the crematory $345
Transportation to and from place of autopsy $345
Out of town overnight trip (in addition to the mileage charge) $450
*Local Area – 25-mile radius; additional mileage will be charged at $3.00 per loaded mile

Cremation Options  

(Packages do not include Urns, Containers, Caskets, Stationery, or other Merchandise)

DIRECT (ECONOMY) CREMATION $3,945 to $4,045
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 $3,945
Direct Cremation with Cardboard Box Alternative Container $4,025
Direct Cremation with casket selected from our funeral home $3,945
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 $175
Receiving Cremated Remains/Urn from family or out of town funeral home $300
CREMATION CEREMONIAL RENTAL CASKET $995
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Families are increasingly requesting to rent a casket. To facilitate this request, we offer a casket designed to allow for this service. The casket is a specially crafted unit that facilitates an inner simple container to hold the body. The casket itself acts as a "shell" around this container making it suitable for public visitation and viewing.
After the funeral service, the funeral director removes the inner container from the outer casket shell. The inner container holding the body is then cremated. The cremated remains are then placed in an urn of the families choosing.

FORWARDING DECEDENT TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME $4,550
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) $275
FORWARDING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES additional administration charge $450
RECEIVING DECEDENT FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME $3,895
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).
IMMEDIATE BURIAL $4,170 – $4,965
(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 $4,170
IMMEDIATE BURIAL using flat top cloth covered casket $4,965
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.

Merchandise

CASKETS $2,025 to $8,995

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home or go to www.CutlerCares.com for complete pricing on all merchandise.

CREMATION CASKETS & CONTAINERS $100 to $2,300

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home or go to www.CutlerCares.com for complete pricing on all merchandise.

OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS (Vaults) $995 to $17,550

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home or go to www.CutlerCares.com for complete pricing on all merchandise.

URN VAULTS $80 to $595

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home or go to www.CutlerCares.com for complete pricing on all merchandise.

URNS $90+

A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home or go to www.CutlerCares.com for complete pricing on all merchandise.

PRINTING PACKAGE
Graphic Design Service $50
Memorial Folders / Prayer Cards $175
Register Book $20
Thank You Cards $30
12 Laminated Bookmarks $40
Tribute Candle $25
Tribute Photo $25
DVD Tribute (includes 2 copies) $40
Sub-total $405
Savings $110
Package Total $295
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
Monuments / Headstones $695+
Cemetery VA Flag Holder $50
Additional VA Burial Flag $150
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
Live Stream Service (can only be done for service held at the funeral home) $200
Digital Video Recording of Service at any location (copy placed on one USB 2.0 Flash Drive for Family) $75

CASH ADVANCE ITEMS

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:

GRAVEDIGGING FEE $700+
Varies from city to city and cemetery to cemetery.
CEMETERY TENT AND EQUIPMENT FEE
Varies from city to city and cemetery to cemetery.
Weekday $330+
Saturday $440
Sunday by Quote
CERTIFIED DEATH CERTIFICATES $10+
Certified copies may be ordered at any time in the future from the city or county in which the death occurred.
NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES $175+
Varies by newspaper
HONORARIUMS $200+
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)
Flowers $250+
Bagpiper $350
VA Honors Gift $100
VA Marker Installation at local cemeteries $200
Death Date Carving on Existing Headstone $200
Hairdresser $80

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Urn Vaults
Doric Athenian Black Urn Vault $595.00
Doric Titan Gold Urn Vault $495.00
Basic Concrete Urn Vault $250.00
Crowne Urn Vault Marquis $169.00
Crowne Urn Vault Regent $140.00
Crowne Urn Vault Coronet $80.00
I remember Urn / Vault Combo $129.00

Doric Daisy Infant - Combination Casket / Vault

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

Our funeral home makes no representations or warranties regarding the outer burial containers listed.  The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with the containers sold are the expressed written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof.  Our funeral home hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, relating to the outer burial containers, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

18” Daisy $380.00      24” Daisy $480.00      36” Daisy $650.00


* Indiana Sales Tax will be added to the cost of the outer burial container selected*

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“Doric Way” above ground sealing when gravesite location allows


Prearrangement and Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

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.


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