Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home provides a wide and varied
selection of funeral merchandise to meet the needs of all families
we serve. We display Aurora, Batesville and Clarksburg caskets
which are the finest quality caskets made. We feel our families
deserve nothing but the best. We can also provide any type or make
of casket available in the nation.
Caskets are made of basically two materials. They are either metal
or wood. The finest metals are made of bronze. Following bronze in
quaility is copper followed by stainless steel. Then you have the
basic steels of 16 gauge, 18 gauge, and 20 gauge. 16 gauge is the
heaviest regular steel and 20 gauge is the lightest metal caskets
are made from. Bronze and Copper caskets are resistant to rust and
corrosion. Copper roofing material and Bronze statues have been
exposed to the elements for years and have never been affected.
Certain types of stainless steel are also resistant to rust and
corrosion. If you select a premium grade of stainless steel it will
resist corrosion. However there is a less expenisve grade of
stainless steel that is not impervious to corrosion.
There are also caskets made of Mahogany, Walnut, Oak, Cherry,
Hickory, Ash, Pine, Poplar and other types of woods. All of the
metal caskets we display are protective caskets (they will seal),
while the hardwood caskets are non-protective. Most families choose
to place the casket in a sealed burial vault, however this is not
required by law. It is strictly a family's preference.
We offer a wide variety of outer burial containers. Some people
refer to them as vaults, however, a vault is a sealed container
that is water tight and air tight. This is not required by law,
although most cemeteries have a requirement of at least a concrete
box or grave liner which is not air or water tight. We can acquire
any brand or type of burial vault manufactured in the United
States. However, we normally show Doric Burial Vaults and Clark
Steel Vaults which are the finest in quality available.