A very common type of service in the funeral industry is traditional public and family viewing with a cremation to follow. To facilitate this request, Skirpan Funeral Home offers a casket designed to allow for this service. The casket is a specially crafted unit that facilitates an inner simple cremation container to hold the body. The casket itself acts as a "shell" around this container making it suitable for public visitation and viewing.
After the funeral service - whether it is at the funeral home or at a church - the funeral director removes the inner container from the outer casket shell. The inner container holding the body is then transported to the crematorium.
The outer casket is reused for a number of services. Eventually the casket reaches a point of wear and it is destroyed. Because its usage is limited, the rental casket is replaced after a relatively small number of uses. However, due to the reusable nature of these units they can be also appreciated by families with environmental concerns.