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Preplanning Checklist

Preplanning Checklist

The following checklist will help you begin personalized plan.

Ways to 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

  • Choose burial or cremation
  • Select a casket or cremation container
  • Choose locations and types of services
  • 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
  • Choose a theme for decorations and stationery at your services
  • Arrange transportation for your physical remains and your family

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

Final Disposition

  • Choose a cemetery
  • Select a burial plot or mausoleum
  • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription
  • Decide who will keep your urn
  • Decide who will scatter your ashes and where

Information You'll Need


Personal Information

  • Your father’s name
  • Your mother’s maiden name
  • Your level of education
  • Your social security number

Affiliations

  • Fraternal organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Union memberships
  • Any special recognitions you have

Military Service Information

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

Remember...


There’s no need to make all the decisions right away. For personalized assistance in creating your plan, contact one of our experts to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home
Phone: (715) 623-5202
504 Edison Street, P.O. Box 13, Antigo, WI 54409


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