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Funeral Planning
Basic Information

Two printed guides are available to assist you with planning a funeral.

Each guide contain 4 sections, as follows:
Section 1: Basic Information
Section 2: Detailed Funeral Service Information
Section 3: Detailed Funeral Merchandise Information
Section 4: Additional Personal Information

Click on link below to print out the form that best meets your needs.

Select Funeral Arrangement Questionnaire to prepare the information you will need to meet with a funeral director.

Select Preneed Funeral Planning Guide to compile the information needed to plan a funeral.

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What should I know about funeral planning?

  • Planning a funeral involves making a myriad of decisions concerning everything from choosing a final resting selecting a deciding on pallbearers.
  • First Calls - Make the "first calls" to notify the appropriate parties and have the deceased removed from the place of death.
  • Funeral Arrangements - Meet with a funeral director to make arrangements for funeral services, including funeral ceremonies, funeral products care of the deceased.
  • Funeral and Memorial Products - There are various options for purchasing caskets, grave markers, and other funeral merchandise. These products are available through a funeral home, cemetery, monument company, or other retailer.
  • Cemetery Arrangements - If cemetery property has not already been purchased, it will be necessary to meet with a cemetery representative to purchase a burial or entombment space.
  • If you need to arrange a funeral now, print out the At-Need Funeral Arrangement Questionnaire and use it to prepare the information you will need when meeting with a funeral director.
  • If you are pre-planning a funeral, print out the Pre-Need Funeral Arrangement Questionnaire
  • A funeral doesn't have to be expensive to be meaningful. Careful planning takes into consideration the costs vs. the benefits of the various options for funeral services and merchandise.
  • In addition to life insurance policies, death benefits may be available from a variety of sources. 

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