Natural Burial Plan – $2,495

A fitting choice for the person who lived their life concerned about the environment, natural or green burial is a method of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact on the planet and includes:

  • Local transportation of the deceased to our nearest location
  • Temporary sheltering of the body without embalming (up to two days)
  • Coordination of arrangements with others involved in the burial
  • Completion and filing of the necessary permits and authorizations
  • Requesting and obtaining certified copies of the death certificate
  • Free internet obituary at: including an online guest book
  • Reporting the death to Social Security and other agencies as needed
  • Transportation of the deceased to the cemetery
  • Committal service at the cemetery and supervision of interment (weekday between the hours of 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Merchandise credit of $495 towards a Green Burial Council approved casket (state sales tax is additional)
  • Our complimentary “Hope After Heartache” monthly grief support group that you can join from the comfort and privacy of your home via internet video conference or telephone
  • No other goods and services are included

Please note that Ridgeview Memorial Gardens in Grandville is the only Green Burial Council certified burial ground in Western Michigan and does not require an outer burial container or vault. Our packaged plan does not include any of the cemetery expenses, fees, or a monument and those costs must be arranged directly with the cemetery. Telephone: 616-249-8439 Website:

*** None of our packaged plans include the charges of other parties that may be involved such as cemetery fees, church, clergy, musician, and vocalist honorariums, paid obituary charges of the newspaper, certified copies of the death certificate, and state sales tax, unless specified. *** + Additional fees may apply for mileage beyond 25 miles, deaths requiring an immediate response (facilities without morgues or holding facilities), and/or home deaths or those in excess of 250 lbs. necessitating a two-person transfer team.

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