"Tri County Crematory"   407 N Countyline, Fostoria, Ohio 44830.  

"Your loved one doesn't leave our care."

"To better serve the communities, we own and operate our own crematory."

Cremation is the technical process that reduces human remains to bone fragments.  This reduction takes place through heat and evaporation.  Our crematory completes a cremation in just over 2 hours. This 15 foot long unit is comprised of two chambers. The lower chamber is larger and houses the main burner, which actually completes the cremation. The upper chamber is smaller and holds the afterburner. The purpose of the afterburner is to complete any further evaporation as necessary. Both chambers heat to over 1800 degrees. After the cremation, the remains are gathered, then processed in a unit that reduces the bone to fragments. These cremated remains are then placed in a container or urn.

Ohio law requires that 24 hours pass before a cremation takes place; we do own a body cooling unit to hold the body, when embalming does not take place.

Most historians generally agree that cremation began in any real sense during the early stone age, most likely in Europe.  Since the invention of the cremation chamber in 1872 by Professor Brunetti of Italy, cremation has become and expanded means of disposition.

Below are common questions relating to Cremation: 

How Long Does The Actual Cremation Take?
It depends on the weight of the individual. For an average size adult, cremation takes from two to three hours at normal operating temperature between 1,500 degrees F to 2,000 degrees F.

What Happens After The Cremation is Complete?
All organic bone fragments, which are very brittle, as well as non-consumed metal items are "swept" from the cremation chamber and into a stainless steel cooling pan. All non-consumed items, like metal from clothing, casket hardware, joint implants, and bridge work, are separated from the cremated remains. This separation is accomplished through visual inspection as well as using a strong magnet for smaller metallic objects. Items such as dental gold and silver are non-recoverable. Remaining bone fragments are then processed in a machine to a consistent size and placed into a temporary or permanent urn, selected by the family.