In all honesty, I think it can be a bit of a tough decision for people, to say the least.
One thing is truly 100% for sure, the person should make his/her wishes known legally and NOT leave
it up to someone else.
I've had to deal with that and it is extremely disheartening. When someone you love dies and you are
the one that has to go look at caskets, make casket decisions, vault decisions, buried placement decisions,
casket spread decisions, funeral arrangements, song arrangement, pastor arrangement, and even so far
as to contact friends and relatives NOT to mention writing up an Obituary. I have had to do all that and
more. THAT can really really take a toll on you. What I found myself doing at every decision I made, is
asking myself 'what would he want?'. That made it even more depressing.
So I strongly stress that no matter how old you are, you see to it as best you can, that what you wish
and want, be legally implemented OR at the very least, let your loved ones know your REAL wishes.
Also people have their religious beliefs and do not believe in cremation or perhaps vice versa or some
other ways. You know, the American Indian natives way back in the day, some had the rituals to bury
their deceased sitting up....primarily chiefs in some tribes.
I think that is about all I have to say about this insane topic.