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Dean Gelwicks
B: 1947-12-20
D: 2018-11-19
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Gelwicks, Dean
David Cook
B: 1959-03-17
D: 2018-11-17
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Cook, David
Ray Ankerbrand
B: 1944-12-04
D: 2018-11-16
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Ankerbrand, Ray
Barbara Barrows
B: 1927-01-10
D: 2018-11-15
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Barrows, Barbara
Milton Brown
B: 1924-08-13
D: 2018-11-15
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Brown, Milton
David Speer
B: 1945-06-03
D: 2018-11-15
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Speer, David
Margaret Jansen
B: 1927-03-25
D: 2018-11-14
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Jansen, Margaret
Ruth Zinn
B: 1927-08-08
D: 2018-11-14
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Zinn, Ruth
Robert Kennedy
B: 1954-08-19
D: 2018-11-13
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Kennedy, Robert
Guy McCoy
B: 1943-02-12
D: 2018-11-12
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McCoy, Guy
Sandra Kopenhaver
B: 1936-12-10
D: 2018-11-11
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Kopenhaver, Sandra
David Hobbs
B: 1980-10-19
D: 2018-11-11
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Hobbs, David
Bessie Thompson
B: 1942-10-08
D: 2018-11-10
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Thompson, Bessie
Danny Wilhelm
B: 1968-07-29
D: 2018-11-10
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Wilhelm, Danny
Martha Copeland
B: 1946-03-13
D: 2018-11-07
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Copeland, Martha
Doris Thomas
B: 1950-01-10
D: 2018-11-07
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Thomas, Doris
Evelyn Greiser
B: 1918-10-19
D: 2018-11-05
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Greiser, Evelyn
Roger Gilbert
B: 1946-06-02
D: 2018-11-05
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Gilbert, Roger
Ramona Conley
B: 1929-08-14
D: 2018-11-04
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Conley, Ramona
Hilary Tadych
B: 1945-10-02
D: 2018-11-03
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Tadych, Hilary
Keith Carbaugh
B: 1964-11-13
D: 2018-11-02
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Carbaugh, Keith

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Benefits of Funeral Pre Planning

Without a doubt, dying is one of the few events in life that is certain to occur. Yet it is still something you should plan for – if not for your own peace-of-mind, then for the well-being of those you’ll leave behind.

This section will help you make decisions for the future by explaining what is involved in pre planned funeral arrangements and the rewards of funeral pre planning. 

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There are almost more benefits to setting up your own funeral preparations than we can count. Here are just a few:

1. You Can Choose the Way You'll be Remembered

Have you given any thought as to how you want to be remembered? Maybe you had a long career in the military that you'd like to celebrate. Maybe you love animals and would like to encourage donations in your memory to your local humane society. When you make pre arranged funeral plans, you put your wishes on paper so that your loved ones will know exactly how to celebrate your life and honor your memory.


2. You’ll Make it Easier on Your Loved Ones

Did you know that there are more than 70 details that need to be tended to in the first 24 hours after a death? Are your loved ones ready for all that responsibility?

When you pre-arrange, you make those first 24 hours easier for your loved ones. You can also save them money. The stress of making last-minute funeral arrangements often causes people to make unnecessary purchases. By taking care of the arrangements yourself, you free them from spending more than they need too.


3. You Can Protect Yourself and Your Family from Rising Funeral Costs

Like most things, funeral costs tend to rise every year. That means that a funeral today will probably cost less than the same funeral three or four years from now. Paying for your funeral now can save your loved ones money. If you’d like to explore the subject of locking in funeral costs, please call us.


4. You’ll Empower Your Family

They will know exactly what needs to be done. That’s because you’ve taken all of the guess work out of planning your funeral. When you make pre arranged funeral plans, everyone benefits. You know that your wishes will be carried out and your loved ones know exactly how to honor you.


The Six Common Reasons for Funeral Pre Planning

Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense.

In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for funeral preparations:

  1. Communicates your wishes
  2. Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
  3. Saves money
  4. It may guarantee your family will never have to pay more for your funeral — no matter what happens with inflation
  5. Shows you care
  6. Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility

What do you need for pre planned funeral arrangements? See our Funeral Pre Planning Checklist.

Any one of those reasons is good, but when you take them all together, it’s easy to see why funeral pre planning is one of the smartest things you can do. If you agree, give us a call to set an appointment with one of our certified pre-planning advisors, or get started right now, with PreArrangement Online. Don’t worry. It’s safe, secure, and completely private.