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 3212.00
Funeral Home 4875.00

18 Ga. Steel casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 2646.00
Funeral Home 4375.00

20 Ga. Steel casket in dollars

Kriegshauser Brothers 1639.00
Funeral Home 2275.00

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 $8,600 at a funeral home would cost roughly $5,300 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 $5,400 $3,745 $1,655
Stainless Steel Casket $5,800 $4,122 $1,678
Fiberglass Lined Concrete Vault $2,950 $2,061 $889
Total $14,150 $9,928 $4,222

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,400 $3,745 $1,655
Cherry Hardwood Casket $5,550 $3,884 $1,666
Fiberglass Lined Concrete Vault $2,950 $2,061 $889
Total $13,900 $9,690 $4,210

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,400 $3,745 $1,655
Poplar Hardwood Casket $4,875 $3,212 $1,663
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,400 $1,657 $743
Total $12,675 $8,614 $4,061

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,400 $3,745 $1,655
18 Ga. Steel Casket $4,375 $2,646 $1,729
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,150 $1,514 $636
Total $11,925 $7,905 $4,020

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,400 $3,745 $1,655
20 Ga. Steel Casket $3,500 $2,009 $1,491
Polystyrene Lined Concrete Vault $2,150 $1,514 $636
Total $11,050 $7,268 $3,782

Typical Area Funeral Home Kriegshauser BROTHERS Your Savings
Professional Services $5,400 $3,745 $1,655
20 Ga. Steel Casket $2,275 $1,639 $636
Concrete Container $1,065 $979 $86
Total $8,740 $6,363 $2,377

Cost Comparisons for Cremation

Rose colored cremation urn options

The typical funeral home charges from $1,800 to $3,000 for Direct Cremation.

Our charge for this basic service is $1,449 and includes all transportation, shelter prior to cremation, the cremation container, and the crematory fee.