- Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures
- Perpetual Care
- Hours of Operation
- Cemetery Records
- Conduct in the Park
- General Care and Maintenance of the Park
- Gardens Lots and Interment Spaces
- Mausoleum Crypts
- Columbarium Niches
- Pricing Purchase and Ownership
- Interments, Entombments, Inurnments and Committal Services
- Monuments and Markers Ė Crypt, Niche and Memorial Lettering
Interments, Entombments, Inurnments and Committal Services
Interments, entombments and inurnments shall be restricted to the owners of those specific rights. An authorization designating a specific space must be signed by the owner/s and filed with the Associationís office in the event of multiple rights. If a person other than the owner of the right is to be interred/entombed/inurned, an authorization designating a specific space must be signed by the owner/s and filed with the Associationís office.
Selection of a specific space and the filing of a properly executed authorization is the responsibility of the owner/s. Authorizations must be received at least 24 hours in advance of the committal service, during normal office hours. Confusion resulting from authorizations received after the 24 hour requirement will be the responsibility of the owner.
All committal services are under the control of the Association General Manager or authorized agent while on the cemetery grounds.
All interments/entombments/inurnments will require the appropriate permit specified by the laws and statutes of the State of Michigan. Battle Creek Memorial Park Association assumes no liability for the identification of the deceased. Identification contained on the permit or certificate of cremation will be used to establish identity.
All committal services are to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the Association office during normal working hours. A specific time, location, appropriate authorization and a decision as to the tent/chapel option is required before a service is scheduled. All scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis. Traditional interment and entombment services may be given preference over cremation committals previously scheduled for holiday weekends and weekdays prior to or following holidays. Inclement weather may necessitate addition notice time.
All interment/entombment/inurnment work will be performed by employees of Battle Creek Memorial Park Association or contractors authorized by the Associationís Board of Directors.
Committal fees are set by the Associationís Board of Directors. Copies the Associationís fee schedule are available at the Association office or online at the Associationís website. Committal fees are due at the time of service. The General Manager may approve other methods of payment. Such requests must be made well in advance of the service.
Committal services may be scheduled for arrival between 9am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, holidays excluded, at the standard fee. Late afternoon arrivals, weekend and holiday services may be scheduled at a premium fee. Sunday and holiday service will require the advance approval of the General Manager or designated agent.
Only the interment/entombment/inurnment of human beings will be permitted at Memorial Park.
The interment/entombment/inurnment of more than one personís remains in one space will not be permitted. Memorial Park will permit the combination of a mother and infant child who are interred/entombed/inurned at the same time.
Cremated remains are not to be scattered on the grounds of Memorial Park. Cremains are not to be combined with the interment/entombment/inurnment of another. Except that cremated remains may be interred as a front half and rear half interment in a single interment space and cremated remains may be inurned together in columbarium niches that are designated and sold as companion units. The only container requirement for cremated remains is that it will fit into the interment space, crypt or niche.
Cremated remains may be entombed in a mausoleum crypt.
Each body interred or entombed must be contained in a casket. All caskets interred must also be enclosed in an outer burial container or vault. All vaults must be constructed of concrete or steel. Other suitable materials would require the advance approval of the General Manager or authorized agent. Damaged vaults will not be accepted. Vaults exceeding 40 inches in width will require the use of more than one interment space. The combination casket/vaults, 40 inches or less in length will be acceptable for the interment of an infant. Infant vaults, of any material, in excess of 40 inches in length will require the use of a full standard interment space. Caskets for entombments must be less that 31 inches in width, 26 inches in height and 90 inches in length.
The opening of an interment space, mausoleum crypt or columbarium niche for the purpose of inspection will require an appropriate court order or governmental action. Dis-interments/dis-entombments/dis-inurnments and re-interments/re-entombments/re-inurnments may be arranged at Memorial Park. All such services will be performed by Memorial Park personnel or an approved contractor. There are stated fees for these services. These services will require the written approval of the next of kin as well as any permits required by the County Health Department. The supervision of a licensed funeral director may also be required.
Battle Creek Memorial Park Association reserves the right to change an interment/entombment/inurnment location in the event of error without liability. Such a change will require the approval of the General Manager or authorized agent.