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What Our Families Are Saying...

All staff was helpful, caring and welcoming to all family and friends. Frank helped with remembering the little things and much patience. Kip is also very helpful. Generations have had such warming experiences with Esslings and so thankful Frank continues with the same professional and warming care for families.

Mary Sheppard


Basic Economy Direct Cremation Pricelist

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel

1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350


Direct Cremation $2,295
Director & Staff $1,605, 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 at approximately half the cost of other professional funeral homes in our area

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