Cremation Services

CremationCremation is simply another method of disposition. Cremation can take place before or after a memorial service. Families that select cremation have a variety of choices including our Signature Service Plans. The cremated remains can also be inurned in a place of permanent rest such as The Garden of Reflection.

Signature Service Cremation Plans

Cedar Memorial Signature Service Plans are predefined packages for cremation services. These plans feature groups of services most often selected by family members. Your choices are easier and your total costs are known immediately for ease of budgeting. Plus, our Signature Service Plans are offered at a substantial savings versus selecting individual services. Of course you can personalize any of our plans by adding options and services.  Burial plans are also available.

Signature Service Cremation Plans

Cremation Center and Garden of Reflection

Cedar Cremation Center

The Cedar Cremation Center is Iowa's first state-of-the-art cremation resource center. It is built to blend with the natural beauty of Cedar Memorial Park and the surrounding gardens, and provides a place where families can gather in privacy and solitude. Licensed funeral directors oversee all aspects of the cremation including crematory operation.

Cremation Burial Options

Inurnment is the dignified and respectful act of placing a loved one's cremated body in a place of permanent rest. The park has a variety of beautiful and affordable options available for the memorialization of cremated remains.

  • The Garden of Reflection is the newest area in Cedar Memorial Park. A visitor to the garden is greeted by three ponds with fountains, meandering walkways and unique areas for reflection and meditation. The Garden of Reflection offers a variety of unique and memorable memorials in a natural environment that comforts and inspires.
  • The Cedar Memorial Mausoleum offers columbarium niches for placement of urns. The niches in the mausoleum may be made of bronze, glass, marble or a combination of both. Families may visit the niches in comfort, all year round.

    We are pleased to announce that, for the first time in over 20 years, there will be an addition to the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. Act now to get substantial pre-construction savings! ​The Corridor of Hope 2nd Addition will feature Italian marble companion and single crypts, accents of beautiful native black walnut paneling and large arched windows. Three Private Family Sitting Rooms will also be available for those who wish to have a stunning, personalized area of their own.

  • Any Cemetery Space can be used for cremation burial. Many cemeteries, including Cedar Memorial, require the use of an urn vault.

  • The Garden of Tranquility niches provide above-ground memorialization. Upon entering the garden, the visitor is greeted by bountiful gardens, grass walkways and a fountain of cascading water that evokes a feeling of spiritual quietness that calms and comforts the visitor.
  • The Garden of Meditation is a peaceful, recessed garden that is reserved for cremation memorialization. Families may select a memorial for the Meditation Wall or select a columbarium bench near the gardens and pool.


Memorial Urns are permanent containers for the cremated body. A wide range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or discreet placement in a home are available. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs. They range in price from $25 to $6,070. Please contact us at any of our locations for a private showing or you may request an informational packet be delivered to your home.


Funeral ArkCremation Urn Funeral Ark

The Funeral Ark provides a dignified way to display and transport the urn during a funeral service. It features pull-out shelves on each side for displaying flower arrangements, photographs or other mementos. The Ark also gives family and friends the opportunity to serve as traditional pallbearers.

To learn more about this new cremation option from Cedar Memorial, contact one of our family service counselors.

Cremation Options Packet

To request a complete packet of information about cremation memorial options, please contact us online or at any of our locations.