About Pre-Planning

The Basics

End-of-life planning has many benefits — for you as well as your loved ones. Here are the top five reasons why you should consider making your funeral arrangements ahead of time.

  1. Funeral pre-planning is the responsible thing to do. It means there will be fewer opportunities for argument and indecision about your funeral arrangements among family members after you’re gone. Pre-planning also means that your survivors will never have to worry about doing the wrong thing when finalizing your funeral arrangements. You will have told them exactly what you want.
  2. Pre-planning can remove any potential financial burden from family members. If your funeral pre-planning involves pre-payment, this will save your family money and avoid any financial burden.
  3. You’ll have peace-of-mind knowing that we will follow through with your wishes. No mistakes and no oversights. After you’re gone, everything will be done your way, and no one can make any decisions you wouldn’t want.
  4. You can make complex decisions ahead of time when you have the time to think things through.
  5. Funeral pre-planning involves an awareness of the reality of death, which is healthy.

The Process

  • The process of pre-planning generally looks like this:
  • Setting goals
  • Reviewing limitations
  • Looking at available options
  • Weighing the pros and cons of each option
  • Talking to others about the best options
  • Arriving at a final decision

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

  • Writing out your plan with as many details as possible
  • Sending your plan to the funeral home and providing a copy to your executor

Complete Your Pre-Planning

Online Pre-Planning

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. Get started now.

Speak with a Professional

Many people are more comfortable making these decisions with funeral professionals so that they have the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification. If you would like to speak with one of our staff, call us or send us a note.