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Casket Burial Pre-Planning

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. The following checklist will help you to make sure you’ve thought of everything when you begin creating your personalized plan.

Ways in which you can plan ahead:

 

General

  • Gather personal information for your obituary.
  • Choose a charity to direct donations to, if desired.
  • Choose a funeral home.
  • Make note of any instructions for your services and final disposition.

Funeral Service

  • Select a casket.
  • Choose the locations
  • Decide whether you’d like to have a viewing or visitation.
  • Choose floral arrangements.
  • Select which photographs and memorabilia you’d like to display.
  • Consider any customs, traditions, or religious rites that are important to you and your family.
  • Choose the clothing you’d like to be dressed in.
  • Select music and hymns, if desired.
  • Brainstorm any additional ways you’d like to personalize the services or pay tribute to your accomplishments, hobbies, personality, and life story.

Participants

  • Choose a clergy member or officiator to preside over the service.
  • Select any musicians whose talents you’d like to employ.
  • Select pallbearers.
  • Choose friends or family members to perform the eulogy, read scripture, or prepare a speech.

Cemetery

  • Choose a cemetery.
  • Select a burial plot or mausoleum, if appropriate
  • Decide between above and below-ground burial
  • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription.

Information You'll Need


Vital Statistics

  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Maiden Name
  • Your level of education
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Occupation

Affiliations

  • Fraternal
  • Service
  • Religious membership

If you're a veteran, you'll also need to include:

  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number

Remember...


‚Ä®Remember that there’s no need to make all of the decisions right away, and that the purpose of pre-planning is to allow yourself to take the time you need when considering your options and making the choices that are right for you. For personalized assistance in creating your plan, consult one of our experts by contacting us to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

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