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Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville adds casket display area that is family friendly…

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You may click on any photo to enlarge it to see the detail of design and color.  All the caskets shown are Batesville caskets made in the USA in Batesville, Indiana.  Batesville is one of the oldest and biggest casket manufacturing companies in the country.  They are highly respected and admired for the quality and variety of their products, from simple to “how much?”  There is literally a design that meets all budgets.

Stop in for a free tour of the room and consider preplanning with Calumet Park using our interest free monthly payment plans, and do not forget to ask about our veteran program.

Call 219-769-8803, or stop by any of our locations as shown on our website http://calumetparkcemetery.com

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Funerals…as simple or as elaborate as you choose….

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Call us at 219-769-8803 for a personal and private meeting to get your questions on funeral planning answered.  If we knew the day of our death, almost everyone would become involved in the planning of their own funeral.  Luckily, we don’t know the when, but we can do something about what our final goodbye will look like and how much will be spent.

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Building new traditions at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel…

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The traditional backdrop for funeral homes in the United States has always been a drab looking wall or floor to ceiling drapes.  There is nothing wrong with the old ways of doing things.  However, what if there were a way to have a funeral experience that leaves a warmer memory?  Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (funeral home) in Merrillville has made an investment in the future by giving a little something extra to our families – a backdrop that adds a powerful image for our last goodbye.

Seen above is our veteran backdrop which may be selected by the family of a veteran or by any family that always likes to express their patriotism and their spirit of God, country and love.  Also available is a beautiful forest backdrop with a setting sun piercing the impending darkness and a scene of tall grass on a sand dune at dusk.  It will be the choice of the family as to which backdrop they prefer.

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Ever since Henry Ford introduced the horseless carriage, the horse and buggy as a means of family transportation disappeared rather quickly.  At Calumet Park, we believe that a funeral experience needs to be much more than a gathering of people to congregate because a person has died.  We believe that a funeral is a way to acknowledge that an important person in our lives has gone on to their just rewards, and that those who gather should celebrate the life that was lived.

By having the new backdrops, we feel that the final mental snapshot is far superior to anything that has gone on before and that we call tradition.  Every tradition started with an idea.   We feel the backdrop, combined with our production of take-home DVD’s of your loved one’s life along with the concept of having food at the funeral home as part of the ceremony allows all those who attend to truly share in the event in a unique and memorable way.  And, it follows…a new tradition is born!

We have parties for birthdays, graduations, weddings, super-bowl parties and the list goes on.  Why should we not continue the fellowship and support that humans share during the good times right on through to the end.  Funerals can be what you want them to be, and more and more, we find that people want more than to go look at a dead body in a casket.  People want, and might I submit, need a chance to celebrate the times that were shared.  Family members need to feel the love, to hear the stories about a husband or wife or child that would never be shared without a chance to gather together.

The next time you visit Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, take a moment to notice the change in attitude and response of all the visitors.  Feel free to contact Daniel Moran, General Manager at dmoran@calumetparkcemetery.com or stop in for a tour.  Call first to 219-736-5840 for a personal tour of the facilities located at 7535 Taft Street in Merrillville, just one half mile north of Route 30 on Taft.

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