Pre-Arrangement Process

Funeral Pre-Arrangement Process

Whether you're planning for yourself or for a loved one, the funeral service is one of the most important elements of a person's final arrangements. With the opportunity for a great personalization, the funeral service can truly reflect the uniqueness of the life it honors. 

Regardless of whether you or your loved one have opted for a burial or for cremation, the funeral or memorial service fills an important role. It can:

  • Honor, recognize, and celebrate the life of the deceased;
  • Allow friends and family to say their last goodbyes;
  • Provide closure after the loss of a loved one;
  • Allow friends to console the family of a loved one.

Here's a break-down of the process:

  • Set goals
  • Review limitations
  • Look at available options
  • Weigh the pros and cons of each option
  • Talk to others about the best options
  • Arrive at a final decision

    In the case of funeral pre-arrangement, another two important steps are involved:

    1. Write out your plan with as many details as possible.
    2. Send your plan to the funeral home and provide a copy to your executor.

      There are two ways for you to complete your funeral pre-arrangement plan.

      Using the Online Pre-Planning Tool

      This website features Pre-Arrange Online, a step-by-step interactive form that can be used to record your end-of-life plan and send the completed form to our staff for safekeeping. You'll be asked to create an account with a username and password so you can login at any time to complete or change the plan.

      Turn to the Professionals

      Many people are more comfortable making these decisions with funeral professionals. If you would like us to help, call us or send us an email using the Contact Us form. 

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