Moanalua Mortuary provides a wide selection of merchandise to meet the personalized needs of all families.
Hardwood caskets along with caskets of bronze, copper and steel offer a wide selection and price range to select from. Our Casket Selection Room offers each family options to meet their budget & selection of choice.Priced from $895.00
Part of the funeral service involves the selection of a casket. The casket, which holds the deceased person, is part of the focal point during the visitation and funeral ceremony.
Most funeral homes offer a wide selection of styles and prices for families to select from. Basically there are two types of caskets, metal and wood.
Metal Caskets are offered in Bronze, Copper, Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel. Bronze selections are a naturally non-rusting material that is durable and the most valuable of all metal selections. Copper selections are, like bronze, very durable; however, not as strong as bronze. The Stainless Steel selections also resist rust and are more durable than carbon steel. They are available at a median price.
Wood caskets are available in a variety of species that offer natural warmth and beauty, much like the furniture found in most homes.
How does a family decide what type and style of casket to choose?
Several factors should be considered:
When faced with a purchase decision, be sure to get as much information as possible to help you make an informed decision, as well as, which selection offers the best value. Funeral directors are a source of information to help in the selection of an appropriate casket.
When cremation is selected for disposition a family should still consider the choice of the casket or unit the deceased family member will be placed in. The casket or cremation unit will hold the deceased during gathering of friends and ceremony time, as well as protect the deceased during transportation to the crematory. At the cremation facility the casketed remains are cremated. Therefore the following caskets are designed to be almost completely consumable.
Raised Top - fiberboard casket with satin interior
Beech - Hardboard casket with optical veneer, and crepe interior
Northern - Solid Pine casket with a crepe interior
Western - Solid Oak casket with natural rubbed finish and a creme crepe interior