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Cremation Society of alaska

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7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
907-277-2777
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Cremation Society of Alaska Anchorage - Our Mission is to offer affordable cremation options without the burden of the modern funeral home system. By creating a consumer based society of members to lower the cost without sacrificing dignity.


~Grief is a journey we take. It is an intensely personal process. When we grieve, we rarely know what to expect, because each time we do, the grief is different. Grief will touch us all sometime in our life. Some, will even experience it many times. ~ Kelly Baltzell M.A. & Karin Baltzell Ph.D.


As difficult as it may be to face, most of us accept death as an inevitable part of life. The funeral remains an important ritual and an opportunity to say good-bye to the deceased. When choosing a funeral home you can compare costs, you can compare facilities, you can compare staff. But the most important factor to consider is the service. Our goal is to have a Counselor who is a member of our family, with your family every step of the way. As a family and as funeral directors, we have not chosen a job, but rather a way of life that centers on serving families during their time of loss. We are available for the families we serve at any time of the day or night. We are an independent family owned and operated funeral business with
many years of commitment.

We hope to make a difference for you during your moment in time with us. Love is something that never leaves a family. The love between a parent and child, husband and wife, grandparents and grandchildren, or brother or sister remains forever and needs to be remembered. The love of family never grows old. It just grows.


Our History

Since 1968, when my father, Michael A. Hasara began his funeral career with the Rost Funeral Home in Lakefield, Minnesota, the Hasara Family has guided families of all faiths through the process of grieving with neighborly concern and professional care. As an independent family owned and operated business, we will treat your family with the compassion, dignity, and professionalism that you will not find anywhere else. Our History in Alaska began in 2005, when my mother, Devone and I moved here. Seeing a definite need for professional family service, personalized and affordable options, the Cremation Society of Alaska was born and developed.

Our Philosophy

The Hasara family believes that every human life is precious and that the death of a family member is a time for family, friends and community to come together for support and commemoration. As family and community, we need to acknowledge our loss, give and receive support and participate in special ways to help us cope with grief. Our purpose is to help you plan and realize the services, ceremonies, rituals and events you choose to help mark the significance of a special person's life. Whether your wishes are for time-honored traditional services or a personally designed and created remembrance, we can provide experience, expertise and compassionate service to carry out your wishes and requests.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to offer affordable cremation options without the burden of the modern funeral home system. By creating a consumer based society of members to lower the cost without sacrificing dignity.

Learning about all of your options in advance is not only considerate, it is a gift of love you can leave as your final legacy. In this section, you will learn about our cremation package offerings and pricing and be able to view all of the merchandise such as urns and keepsakes related to cremation. We have also included answers to some of the most common questions people have asked us over the years about cremation. You can also read about some of our unique offerings such as DNA Preservation and Worldwide Travel Protection in the event that a death occurs while out of the area.

Simple Cremation
A very simple and dignified cremation. $1,295.00

Please add $200 for non-members. Pre-registration required for member price

Silver Selection
A private family only viewing followed by cremation $1,895.00

This package includes basic services of director/staff, transfer from place of death, utility vehicle, cremation fee, Add the cost of a cremation container and an urn. An additional cost will be added if the death occurred over 60 miles from our location.

Funeral followed by Cremation
A Traditional Goodbye followed by Cremation $3,795.00

This package includes basic services of the funeral director and staff; embalming; other preparation of the body; funeral ceremony (at the Funeral Home or another location); funeral vehicle; rental casket; initial transfer of deceased; memorial package; and cremation fee.


Veterans Benefits

The following benefits are available to an honorably discharged U.S. Veteran: A burial allowance of up to $300 will be paid to the funeral home if the veteran
was receiving V.A. compensation, pension or was properly hospitalized by the Veteran's Administration. A cemetery space at Fort Richardson's National Cemetery or in any other federally operated cemetery.

A $150 burial plot allowance is payable if the deceased veteran was discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, in receipt of compensation or pension at the time of death, was properly hospitalized by the V.A. or was buried in a state cemetery if the plot has not been paid for. If the plot has
been paid for, the allowance will be paid to the funeral home.

* A flag for the funeral services.
* A government grave marker where there is no family marker.
* Transportation costs, if the veteran died in a Elemendorf AFB Hospital or any
other V.A. Facility.
* A burial allowance of up to $1500.00 when death was due to a service connected
disability.
* Under some circumstances there are survivors' benefits for spouses and minor
children.

Cell Phones for Soldiers


The Cremation Society of Alaska are reaching out is by their participation in the Cell Phones for Soldiers project. More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. We are calling on all Americans to support these brave men and women by donating your old cell phones. Cremation Society of Alaska has become an official drop off site for Cell Phones for Soldiers to help troops stay connected with their families. You can support this project by donating your old cell phones at the Cremation Society of Alaska, any weekday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5p.m.

Old Glory Collection Center

Cremation Society of Alaska has become an Old Glory Collection Center. The mission
is to collect old, tattered, unusable flags to be retired in a dignified manner in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code.

As the United States continues to prosecute the War on Terror, across the nation, Americans continue to display their pride and patriotism to a degree not witnessed since the World War II era. Our nation's flag flies boldly from homes, offices, and automobiles. As time passes, however, many of these flags begin to show the ill
effects of exposure to wind and weather. As they are replaced, their owners are faced with the dilemma of what to do with them.

You can bring your old, tattered flags to the Cremation Society of Alaska, any weekday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5p.m.

Hours:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Evening Appointments Only
Sunday: Evening Appointments Only

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