How do I Pre-register, become a member, and how do I go about starting the process?
1. Call (888) 273-3553 for the Membership Packet
2. Complete the Statistical Information Sheet & include the one-time membership fee of
$35.00 - Single Membership
$50.00 - Couple Membership (two individuals joining at the same time)
May check or money order payable to Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan (CSMM)
This one time fee is for record set-up, is non-refundable,
and does not apply toward final service costs.
3. Mail documents to our office at 700 N. Monroe Street, Bay City, MI 48708
4. You will receive Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan Registration Certificate & Wallet Card
once your documents and check are processed.
5. Your Membership Registration is complete!
At the time of death:
1. Immediately notify Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan at (888) 273-3553
2. We will coordinate with the family and provide the transportation of the deceased to our facility
4. We obtain physician's signatures and required documents (death certificate & cremation permit)
5. The deceased is taken to the crematory for the cremation process
6. The cremated remains are returned in a solid container suitable for storage to the
survivors or managed according to specific written instructions we have been provided.
Is it necessary to pre-plan?
No, though many find it helps survivors make decisions that are in accordance with your wishes.
Is it necessary to pre-pay the total amount?
No, though it does guarantee against higher prices due to inflation. Member prices are lower than for non-members.
Can the cremation cost be pre-paid?
Yes, and with it, a lifetime guarantee that it will not increase.
Is my money safe?
Yes, by stature, the State of Michigan requires all pre-paid funds be placed in a Qualified Trust Account to accrue interest. These accounts are transferrable and are 90% refundable.
What service is provided?
At the the time of death we transport the deceased to our holding facility, we obtain required legal documents, we notify Social Security, assist with applications for assistance from the State of Michigan, and assist with applications for Veteran's benefits.
What happens during the cremation process?
The body is first placed in a cremation container, then into the cremation chamber, and subjected to intense heat to reduce it to is original elements.
What happens to the cremated remains?
Cremated remains are returned to survivors or managed according to the specific written instructions we have been given. An urn may be purchased if desired, however, it isn't always necessary.
What happens if I die out of state?
A Travel Protection Plan is available which would provide financial coverage for additional charges that could be incurred when you are greater than 100 miles from your residence in the contiguous U.S. (Alaska, Hawaii, and international travelers may contact our office).
Your wishes or instructions may be changed by submitting them in writing to our office.