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Preplanning Checklist

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Pre Arranged Funeral Checklist

The following checklist will help you create your personalized plan for your pre arranged funeral in Osseo, WI or in whatever location you choose to go to rest.

Ways to Plan Ahead:

 

General

In general, there are a few things you should make sure are in order when creating your pre arranged funeral in Thorp, WI or Eau Claire, Menomonie, Black River Falls, Osseo, Altoona, WI.

  • 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

The funeral service itself is one of the most important parts of your pre arranged funeral in Osseo, WI or one of our other locations. Make sure to keep these ideas in mind when you are planning the specifics of your 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

A pre arranged funeral in Thorp, WI, or Eau Claire, Menomonie, Black River Falls, Osseo, Altoona, WI, will have participants that you love included in it. There can be pressure for your loved ones to decide who will be a part of your funeral, from pallbearers to who will give your eulogy. Make those choices for your loved ones by choosing these important people for your pre arranged funeral in Thorp, WI or a surrounding area such as Eau Claire, Altoona, Osseo, Black River Falls, or Menomonie, WI.

  • 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

The final and most everlasting decision for your pre arranged funeral in Osseo or other location of your choice is where your remains will be buried or where your ashes will be kept.

  • 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.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center
Phone: (715) 835-3333
Fax: (715) 318-9944
1717 Devney Drive, Altoona, WI 54720


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