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Est~ 1928

Funeral Merchandise


Hanlin Funeral Home makes available to our families a complete casket line offered by the Aurora Casket Co. Inc. Our caskets/alternatives begin at a price of $85.00 and go as high as $31,648.00. This offers to our families a wide range of selection in various types of hard woods, and a wide range of styles and types of metals. With each casket purchased we can offer personalization with regards to the lid panels. And if for some reason there isn't a casket that meets your needs we have a 24/7 hot line to the Aurora Casket Co. so we can meet your needs. You can visit the Aurora Casket Co. at

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Quality Caskets to Honor Your Loved One

Most families select caskets for their beauty and finish. But there are a lot of little things about high-quality caskets that most people never notice--and that frankly aren't meant to stand out. Details in design, construction, and finish are meant to enhance the display of the casket in an attractive and dignified manner and to keep the tasks involved in handling, closing, and transporting to a smooth minimum. These are details that all good caskets share.

Metal Caskets

There are many different types of metal caskets, and each type has its unique features and advantages. Bronze, copper, and stainless steel are considered semi-precious metals. Steel caskets are categorized based on the thickness of the material used (e.g., 16-gauge steel, 18-gauge steel, and 20-gauge steel).

Hardwood Caskets

The oldest material known to man makes it a natural and environmentally sound choice when selecting a casket. Hardwood is also strong, beautiful, and shock-resistant. And just as no two pieces of hardwood are exactly the same, each Aurora casket handcrafted of hardwood has its own, warming identity. Choosing a hardwood casket also leaves a legacy for the next generation because wood is a renewable resource.

The most popular species of hardwood caskets are:

  • Cherry
  • Mahogany
  • Walnut
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Elm
  • Maple
  • Poplar
  • Cottonwood

Professional woodworkers, skilled in the art of cabinetry, follow many steps to ensure that the quality of the final product is comparable to that of the finest furniture. These craftsmen apply a wide variety of exterior finishes that accent the graining pattern that is unique to each species of wood.

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