Through the heartbreak and grief associated with the loss of a loved one, it can be very difficult to process areas like planning a funeral service. Not only are emotions high during this difficult time, handling potentially stressful issues only exacerbates the strain on friends and family during this time.
During your time of need, the caring professionals at Lindquist Mortuaries are here to help. From pre-planning funerals to helping with real-time funeral arrangements and any related needs, we can help ease the stress on you and allow for a proper grieving period with your friends and family. One common concern here is planning a funeral service that’s done right, both for honoring the memory of the departed and for observing important cultural or religious traditions. Here are some important areas we’ll assist you with down these lines.
While we know this isn’t always possible, these circumstances are made much easier if you and your loved ones have considered or taken action on funeral pre-planning. Many people choose to make preparations for their eventual passing and the celebration of life they prefer – not only does this ensure you are remembered the right way, it makes things far easier on family and friends after your passing.
At Lindquist Mortuaries, we’ll help you with every area of funeral pre-planning, including selecting burial formats, caskets, payment formats and more. If a loved one passes without these kinds of pre-planning steps already in place, we’re also happy to help you get these initial details in order.
When a loved one passes, some of the first steps involve gathering documentation. Items you may need include birth certificates, marriage certificates, funeral pre-planning documents if available, power of attorney documents, last will and testament and any codicils, and any revocable living trusts applicable.
If a loved one did not leave instructions on how their remains will be handled following death, these decisions will fall to family members. General options here are either standard ground burial or cremation, and each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks depending on your needs. We are happy to break down your options in each area if needed.
When a service is being held to honor the departed, family and friends must be considered. Will many close family members be traveling from out of town, or do most live locally? The former situation may extend the timing of the funeral itself.
Also important in several areas are any cultural or religious traditions or other requirements that are part of the funeral. Certain faiths require funeral services fairly soon after death, for instance, while others have specific rituals that extend the waiting time.
For more on timing and other important funeral planning factors, or to learn about any of our funeral planning or cemetery services, speak to the caring staff at Lindquist Mortuaries today.