Caskets

Saying Goodbye

It’s never easy, but saying goodbye is a natural and healthy part of the grieving process. At Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service this can take place in a number of ways. From a more traditional ceremony with your family and friends, to a private, meaningful service with your immediate family.

However you choose to say goodbye, we’re here ready to help when you need us.

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Premium Metal Caskets

“Courtney” Taupe Brushed casket

Pink Velvet (Rose on O/T) interior,
Copper 32oz

“Princeton” Lt Brush Copper casket

Champagne velvet interior,
Copper 32oz

 

Premium Hardwood Caskets

Antique Walnut casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Walnut

Melrose Cherry casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Cherry

“Wabash” Cherry, Interchg Corners casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Cherry

Trappist Caskets – Hardwood (locally handmade in Iowa by monks)

Handmade caskets from the monks of New Melleray Abbey, est. 1849 – Peosta, Iowa

 

 #1 Premium Rectangular Caskets

Our premier casket skillfully applies the highest arts of the woodworker’s craft: precision joinery, raised panels on mortised stiles and rails, and intricate compound miters. Alone in its class for expert workmanship and use of superior materials, this distinguished casket is the ideal choice for traditional wakes and funerals. Also available in an oversized model, this casket comes with a two-piece, hinged lid. This is our only hinged-lid casket.

Inside Dimensions: 78.5″ Long x 23.75″ Wide x 16: High

 

The Keepsake Cross, which fits inside a recessed cross engraving on the casket lid, is optional at no extra cost. Additional Keepsake Crosses, with or without a personalized engraving, are available on request.

Available in: Cherry (above), Walnut, Stained Oak, or Natural Oak

 

#2 Premium Shaped Caskets

This is a traditional old-world coffin. While still popular in Europe, we are nearly alone in making this style of coffin for the U.S. market. The classic design reflects age-old elegance without adornment, emphasizing the authentic beauty of natural wood over false ornamentation. This casket comes with a two-piece, non-hinged, screw-down lid. The removable Keepsake Cross is optional at no additional cost.

Inside Dimensions: 78.5″ Long x 26: Wide at the shoulder (16″ at the ends) x 14.5: High

Available in: Walnut (above), Cherry, Stained Oak or Natural Oak

 

 #3 Simple Shaped Caskets

This traditional-style coffin reflects unadorned monastic simplicity. It is an ideal choice for those wishing to express moderation and economy without sacrificing good taste. Dignified in its simplicity, this casket is similar to those we use here at New Melleray when one of our brothers dies. It comes with a two-piece, non-hinged, screw-down lid. The removable Keepsake Cross is optional at no additional cost.

Inside Dimensions: 78.5″ Long x 26″ Wide at the shoulder x 14.5″ High

Available in: Natural Oak (above), Variegated Walnut or Pine

 

 #4 Simple Rectangular Caskets

This casket started our business. As Trappist, we wanted to offer the public a graceful but inexpensive casket. This design met those goals. Made from flat, edge-glued panels, this model has a two-piece, non-hinged, screw-down lid. It is frequently used as a presentation casket as well as a cremation casket.

The removable Keepsake Cross is optional at no additional cost.

Inside Dimensions: 78.5″ Long x 23.75″ Wide x 14.5″ High

Available in: Natural Oak (above), Variegated Walnut, or Pine

 

 Child Caskets

Life is full of mystery. One of the greatest and most painful mysteries of all is the death of a child. The monks at New Melleray offer no easy explanation for so grievous a loss. In compassion and faith we accompany families into this mystery. By providing children’s caskets, made as if they were cradles, the monks’ prayer is that our children will be commended to God’s love and care forever.

All of our children’s caskets are made from wood grown in our own forest. As a loving memorial, we will plant a tree in honor of every child who is buried in one of our caskets. A special mass will be said in the child’s name.

Available in: Red Oak, Pine (above) or Natural Oak

Popular Selections Caskets

“Myra” Maple, gloss finish casket

Pink Velvet interior,
Maple

“Michael” Maple, gloss finish casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Maple

Silver Pearl Brushed casket

Silver Premium Velvet interior,
Stainless Steel

Newport Brushed casket

Blue Velvet SM interior,
Stainless Steel

Hermitage Hickory casket

Rosetan Velvet interior,
Hickory

Woodstock Oak/Veneer casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Oak

Southern Pecan IC casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Pecan

“Harvest” Dark Sage Brush casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Stainless Steel

Brushed Hyacinth casket

Pink Velvet interior,
Stainless Steel

Brushed Cashmere Copper casket

Beige Velvet interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

“Akron” Oak casket

Creme Basetweave interior,
Oak

Silver Rose casket

Pink Velvet interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Magnolia Poplar casket

White Eyelet interior,
Poplar

Lincoln Poplar casket

Rosetan Bellaire Crepe interior,
Poplar

“Liberty” Bronze Mist casket

Tan Herringbone IC interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

“Carrington” Champagne Mist casket

Beige Linwood GBM interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

“Bristol” Poplar casket

Rosetan Bellaire Crepe interior,
Poplar

Ebony Brushed casket

Silver Bellaire Crepe interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

“Savoy” Black Pearl casket

Khaki Beasketweave GM interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Washington Poplar casket

Creme Basketweave interior,
Poplar

Dakota Poplar casket

Khaki Basketweave interior,
Poplar

“23rd Psalm” casket

Khaki Basketweave interior,
Poplar

Coral Mist casket

Pink Bellaire Crepe interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Midnight Blue AS casket

Rosetan Bellaire interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Teak casket

Rosetan Bellaire Crepe interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

“Potomac” Ocean Blue casket

Silver Herringbone SM interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Enhanced Width Caskets

“Biltmore 32.75 Silver” 18GA casket

Ivory Crepe interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Marvel Ash 27″ casket

Rosetan Crepe interior,
Ash

Columbia Charcoal Brushed 18GA casket

Silver Velvet SM interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

Cedartone 18GA casket

Rosetan Bellaire Crepe interior,
Steel 18 Gauge

“Black Saphire” Ebony Gold casket

Rosetan Majestic Cr 20GA interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

 

Budget Conscious Caskets

Burgundy Silver casket

White Tremaine Crepe,
Steel 20 Gauge

“Morton” Midnight Blue casket

Blue Tremaine interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

“Lila” Soft Pink casket

Pink Tremaine interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

Goldtone casket

Eggshell Tremaine Crepe interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

Coraltone casket

Pink Majestic Crepe interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

Blue casket

Blue Kimberly interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

Light Copper casket

Rosetan Kimberly interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

Copper Hammertone casket

Rosetan Majestic Crepe interior,
Steel 20 Gauge

“Kloth” casket

White Satin interior,
Cloth

 

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