If your going to do cremation, just go direct from either the hospital or the bed the person died in right to the cemetary crematorium. No casket needed – you can get a free burn crate from the crematorium. And you can also haul the crated body yourself, a minivan works great for that. You just need the proper paperwork for pickup and delivery. None of my grandparents ever did the open casket thing at a funeral, all of them had rememberance ceremonies at the church that served in place of a funeral, and the body & casket were nowhere near the place. I’ve always felt the idea of viewing a dead body in a casket to be disgusting anyway. Remember the person while they were alive, not what is left behind after they die.