Government & Other Agency Resources

The Department of Veterans' Affairs

The Department of Veterans' Affairs

Tel: 1-800-273-8255

The Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration

Tel: 1-800-772-1213

National Cemetery Association

The National Cemetery Administration

Tel: 1-800-827-1000

Caterpillar Company

Caterpillar Company Aon Hewitt (Retirement)

Tel: 1-877-228-4010

Caterpillar Company

Caterpillar Company MetLife

Tel: 1-888-228-1811

Caterpillar Company

Caterpillar Company - HR Service Center

Tel: 1-800-447-6434 or 1-309-494-2363

United States of America - Railroad Retirement Board

Railroad Retirement Board

Tel: 1-877-772-5772

Illnois Department of Public Health

IDPH Funeral Reimbursement

Have you ever wondered?

Can the family witness the cremation?

Yes they can; some cremation providers will allow family members to be present when the body is placed in the cremation chamber.  Some religious groups even include this as part of their funeral custom.

Can an urn be brought into church?

Nearly all Protestant Churches allow for the cremation urn to be present during the memorial service.  Most Catholic Churches also allow the remains to be present during the Memorial Mass.  It is encouraged that cremated remains be a part of a funeral as it provides a focal point for the service.