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What Our Families Are Saying...

Dear Frank and Staff,
On behalf of the Avery family, please accept our deep thanks and profound gratitude for your outstanding professional and personal care in the celebration of the life of our mother, Arlene. Your attention to detail was second to none. That level of service is such a gift when making final arrangements.
A special shout out to Rip and Pam! Thanks!
Mark Avery

Mark Avery


Basic Economy Direct Cremation Pricelist

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel

1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350


Direct Cremation $2,545
Director & Staff $1,855, Crematory Fee $495, Cremation Container $195, Plastic Urn.
This charge includes but is not limited to, 24/7 available staff to respond to initial request for service.
Local transfer of Loved One from place of death to the Funeral Home.
Basic services of Funeral Director and Staff.
Filing necessary authorizations and permits.
Shelter of remains for 48 hours.
Local transportation to crematory.
Crematory fee, (up to 300 pounds). An additional fee will be added if necessary
Arrangement conference with family and responsible parties
An online obituary on our Website and Facebook Page is free of charge.
Additional Fees Associated with Direct Cremation:
Prepare un-embalmed Loved One for private viewing $180
Removal of a Pacemaker $50
Use of Facilities for private viewing up to 30 minutes, within 36 hours of passing. 10-person limit. $300
Transfer of Cremains to Urn or Cremation Jewelry $75
Thumb or fingerprint $10
We offer a wide range of Urns, Keepsakes, and Jewelry that you may select for your Loved One’s Cremains $25 +
Death Certificates in La Porte County are $10 for the first copy and $8 for additional copies.
Must be paid in full at time of service. We accept Checks, Cash or Credit Card (4% fee added). We do not invoice Estates or accept Insurance Assignments for this service.

We offer Direct Cremation for less than any other licensed professional funeral home in La Porte.

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