Straight Talk About Funeral Pricing

Did you know that while inflation has been very low, many funeral homes have raised their prices 50% in just the last five years? Today it is common for neighborhood funeral homes to charge from $8,000 to $16,000 for a typical funeral. We believe these circumstances call for a lower cost alternative for the delivery of funeral services. Review our cost comparisons below for the details.

Why are Caskets so Expensive?

HIGH OVERHEAD.

Most Funeral Homes are a $2-3 million investment that are designed for one to two day Funeral Home visitation and Chapel Service.

Caskets: Historically, “funeral homes” have passed on their high overhead through the price of the casket. Our low overhead enables us to offer the identical, high quality caskets for substantially less.

Vaults: Some funeral homes have an additional delivery and installation charge. Our vault price includes this charge. Most cemeteries require the use of a vault or concrete container.

Bronze casket details Kriegshauser Brothers
Vault samples cost comparisons

Poplar casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 2539.00
Funeral Home 4200.00

18 Ga. Steel casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 2099.00
Funeral Home 3500.00

20 Ga. Steel casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 1199.00
Funeral Home 1950.00

Kriegshauser BROTHERS

LOW OVERHEAD.

We operate from our convenient office in Brentwood, MO; not a funeral home. Our low overhead approach enables us to provide services for up to 50% less than what most neighborhood funeral homes need to charge. For instance, an arrangement that would cost $7,500 at a funeral home would cost roughly $4,500 at Kriegshauser Brothers.

Specializing in:

  • Funeral or Memorial Service with or without visitation at:
    • Church
    • Retirement Community Chapel
    • Cemetery Chapel
  • Graveside Service
  • Cremation
  • Body Donation to Medical School
Front glass door at Kriegshauser Brothers

Cost Comparisons for Burial

Make sure you compare the total price, not just individual items. As the examples below indicate, we offer savings across the board.

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $4,800 $3,195 $1,605
Stainless Steel Casket $5,275 $3,624 $1,651
Fiberglass Lined Concrete Vault $2,775 $1,889 $886
Total $12,850 $8,708 $4,142

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $4,800 $3,195 $1,605
Cherry Hardwood Casket $4,975 $3,264 $1,711
Fiberglass Lined Concrete Vault $2,775 $1,889 $886
Total $12,550 $8,348 $4,202

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $4,800 $3,195 $1,605
Poplar Hardwood Casket $4,200 $2,539 $1,661
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,275 $1,549 $726
Total $11,225 $7,283 $3,992

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $4,800 $3,195 $1,605
18 Ga. Steel Casket $3,500 $2,099 $1,401
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,025 $1,415 $610
Total $10,325 $6,709 $3,616

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $4,800 $3,195 $1,605
20 Ga. Steel Casket $3,300 $1,806 $1,494
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,025 $1,415 $610
Total $10,125 $6,416 $3,709

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $4,800 $3,195 $1,605
20 Ga. Steel Casket $1,950 $1,199 $751
Concrete Container $1,010 $924 $86
Total $7,760 $5,318 $2,442

Cost Comparisons for Cremation

Rose colored cremation urn options

The typical funeral home charges from $1,500 to $2,700 for Direct Cremation.

Our charge for this basic service is $1,299 and includes all transportation, shelter prior to cremation, the cremation container, and the crematory fee.