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 2672.00
Funeral Home 4350.00

18 Ga. Steel casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 2201.00
Funeral Home 3900.00

20 Ga. Steel casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 1299.00
Funeral Home 2000.00

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 $7,700 at a funeral home would cost roughly $4,700 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 $5,000 $3,395 $1,605
Stainless Steel Casket $5,475 $3,820 $1,655
Fiberglass Lined Concrete Vault $2,925 $2,028 $897
Total $13,400 $9,243 $4,157

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,000 $3,395 $1,605
Cherry Hardwood Casket $5,075 $3,355 $1,720
Fiberglass Lined Concrete Vault $2,925 $2,028 $897
Total $13,000 $8,778 $4,222

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,000 $3,395 $1,605
Poplar Hardwood Casket $4,350 $2,672 $1,678
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,375 $1,639 $736
Total $11,725 $7,706 $4,019

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,000 $3,395 $1,605
18 Ga. Steel Casket $3,900 $2,201 $1,699
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,125 $1,499 $626
Total $11,025 $7,095 $3,930

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,000 $3,395 $1,605
20 Ga. Steel Casket $3,375 $1,886 $1,489
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,125 $1,499 $626
Total $10,500 $6,780 $3,720

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,000 $3,395 $1,605
20 Ga. Steel Casket $2,000 $1,299 $701
Concrete Container $1,055 $969 $86
Total $8,055 $5,663 $2,392

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.