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Why pre-arrange a funeral?

Planning a funeral, especially at the time of need, can be an emotional and daunting task.  More than 100 decisions must be made in funeral planning, sometimes in just a matter of hours following the death of a loved one.  To ease the burden on family and to ensure final wishes are honored, the best thing to do is plan ahead and make these decisions in a calm, clear setting.  Pre-arranging a funeral is something you do not only for yourself, but for the people you love more than anything else in the world.
The benefits of funeral pre-planning range from logistical, to emotional to financial.
Logistically, a significant amount of personal data and coordination is required in funeral planning.  Will loved ones know the maiden name of the deceased’s mother, or the parents’ places of birth?  Will they know the dates and locations related to education or military service? What about locations and amounts of life insurance policies?  Pre-planning ensures personal data is organized and documented, negating the need for loved ones to track information down following a loved one’s death.
Emotionally, pre-arranging a funeral removes the burden of decision-making from grieving loved ones.  Should it be a traditional burial or cremation?  Who will be pallbearers?  To whom should memorial donations be designated? Which casket is preferred?  What hymns will be sung?  Pre-planning gives loved ones the gift of certainty that the deceased’s final wishes are fulfilled. 
Financially, if you choose to pre-pay as well as pre-plan your funeral, you lock in funeral costs at today’s prices, even though these funds may not be accessed for years or decades to come.  With funeral costs rising at approximately 3 percent each year, the financial benefit of pre-planning and pre-paying can be quite significant.

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Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Pre-Need Vital Info Form

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Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below.  Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meet with you to discuss further.  See the form below for details.

Pre-Arrangement Form

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Helpful resources to guide you through this difficult time.
Planning ahead can provide peace of mind to you and your family in a time of need.
Common questions answered regarding death and funeral / cremation.

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