Service Offerings

A caring professional at Soller-Baker will assist you in making arrangements for any type of service.  Services may be held in the funeral home, a church, or another location of your choice.  Traditional and contemporary services for all faiths are available.  At Soller-Baker, we have the experience and the understanding to provide services for many different cultures and faiths, and will make every effort to accommodate your family's customs and traditions.



Traditional

Visitation.

  • Usually the evening before and/or prior to the service.
  • May be held at the funeral home, church, or other location.
Transportation.  Soller-Baker's limousine service can provide transportation:
  • From your home in the Lafayette area to the funeral service.
  • To the cemetery.
  • Back home or to a local location of your choice.
Services are available with or without viewing.

Memorial Items.
  • Guestbook
  • Personalized service folders with photo and poem or verse of your choice.
  • Memorial DVD set to music or portrait of your loved one.
Soller-Baker may provide the following.
  • Minister or other individual to officiate the service.
  • Traditional to modern music.
  • Organist, pianist, and/or soloist.
Delivery of casket, flowers, and vault to the cemetery.

Graveside Service at the cemetery, including tent and seating.

Delivery of potted plants or flowers in vases to the family home, church, or area location of your choice.

Value Service Offerings

Important Funeral Decisions




Cremation

Commemorating the life of a loved one is an extremely emotional and personal experience. When making cremation arrangements, families have unlimited options for services and creating a lasting memorial. Of highest priority is to create a farewell event that is meaningful and satisfying to you and others who will participate, and to establish a permanent memorial that best suits your needs and your loved one’s wishes.

Several options are available for families selecting cremation.  Your Soller-Baker funeral director will assist you in making choices to honor your loved one.

Traditional service with cremation following.

  • Visitation, viewing, and/or service.
  • May be held at the funeral home, church, or other facility.
  • Cremation following services.
Memorial service without viewing.
  • Photos may be displayed.
  • Memorial DVD may be shown.
Direct Cremation also is available with no service.

Soller-Baker delivers cremated remains to the family.

Important Cremation Decisions



Green or Natural Burial

Soller Baker is pleased to provide natural burials for our customers who wish to minimize impact on the environment. While green or natural burial is not regulated and no certification is required*, the guidelines of participating cemeteries must be met.

  • No embalming is allowed, so public viewing of the deceased is not available. With respect for the family and funeral guests, Soller Baker policy does not permit open casket services with natural burial. Closed-casket visitation and memorial services are available.
  1. While some funeral homes offer what they call an “eco-friendly embalming fluid,” the advocates of natural burial do not support this practice due to possible consequences during viewing.
  2. The goal of a natural burial is to return the body to the earth in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition. The body is prepared without chemical preservatives or disinfectants such as embalming fluid, as it contains formaldehyde or other active agents that destroy the microbial decomposers necessary to break the body down.  
  3. Out of respect to our families and funeral guests, and in order to provide truly natural burial, we do not believe eco-friendly embalming to be a reliable alternative; therefore, Soller-Baker does not make it available.
  • The body may be buried in a biodegradable container or simple shroud. Natural burial does not allow a burial vault, as it would inhibit natural decomposition.
  • A natural burial may be less expensive than a traditional burial, although personal selections and cemetery charges will affect the total cost.
  1. Casket/burial container must meet cemetery regulations, and be made of biodegradable material.
  2. Because vaults/outer burial containers are not used, additional charges may be incurred from the cemetery.
* Some funeral homes claim to be approved by a council; however, there are no specific qualifications, with the only requirements being to include approved language regarding green funeral packages or services on the general price list, paying annual fees, and providing donations to support the council.



International Transport

Soller-Baker Funeral Home, offers knowledge and experience regarding international transport of the deceased.

Services offered include:

  • Preparation of all the necessary documents and permits.
  • Translation for documentation.
  • Preparation of the deceased's remains, whether embalmed or cremated, for transport.
  • Making arrangements with the airline and receiving funeral home.
  • Provide the necessary products based on the airline and destination country's requirements whether it be casket, outer shipping container, urn, etc.
  • Soller-Baker will make every effort to honor cultural and religious customs, within the confines of airline and international government policies.