Explore the Benefits of Planning in Advance
Our Advance Planning Specialist will lead you through a discussion to help you understand the decisions that will need to be made to coordinate your desired funeral arrangements and discuss anticipated costs associated with your individual plan. We can also explain the benefits of funeral preplanning vs. pre-funding and the options that are available for both. Contact our Advance Planning Specialist to start the conversation.
What is Funeral Preplanning?
Funeral preplanning is a way to document your final wishes for your funeral services in advance. Each decision made in advance eases the burden on your family needing to plan for your arrangements at the time of death. Funeral preplanning also allows you to make sure your preferences of what you desire your final arrangement to include, or not to include, will be honored.
Why Should I Preplan?
Preplanning your funeral services can bring peace of mind and comfort for you and your loved ones because the arrangements are made in advance. These plans ease the decisions and/or financial burden that may be placed on your family as they are grieving. Funeral preplanning also allows you the time to make the choices that are best for you and your family and honors the life you have lived. After preplanning is complete, many have shared they feel a sense of relief by having their wishes documented and prepared.
Is Pre-funding Required?
Pre-funding is not required for funeral preplanning. However, there are several benefits to doing so. The biggest benefit is that we guarantee to not increase our professional services fees once the package has been prefunded, at no additional cost. Other area funeral homes charge families to guarantee their pricing.
How Does Pre-funding Work?
Prepayment can be done over time in increments, as a lump sum, or within a payment plan. An Irrevocable Whole Life Insurance policy is issued to guarantee that 100% of the money set aside for funeral expenses will be applied to your final arrangement costs. It is designed to gain interest over time to offset the increases in the cost of living. You can choose what you want to pre-fund within your plan and have the flexibility to change your mind over time.
If you wish to pre-plan and/or pre-fund your final arrangements, our Advance Planning Specialist can guide you through the process. It starts with a simple conversation.
Funeral Preplanning Form
Use this form to provide us with as much or as little detail as you wish. At a minimum, please provide us with your name, today’s date, telephone number, address, and whether you would like for our Advance Planning Specialist to reach out to you. Due to security reasons, we do not require you to provide your social security number on this form. However, it is a required piece of information by our team, and we may request it over the phone.
what our families say
Tiffany Foster went out of her way to fulfill all my requests, talked me through problems I was facing, and tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible when I was a wreck, totally crushed, and I thank her with all of my heart for that.
James S. | July 2020
The professional manner of the staff made a difficult time a little easier.
Lynda R. | July 2020
Services provided for both parents were perfect, on time, and no issues. Brenda is awesome and strong!
Michael M. | July 2020
Skyler was absolutely amazing. She was so caring and helpful through this whole process. She even went above and beyond to meet with us in DeForest and even to make a stop at our home to drop off or pick up anything needed. While it was a small gesture, it was so helpful and greatly appreciated.
Brooke S. | Dec. 2020