What is a Pre-Arrangement?
Pre-Arrangement is the planning
of a person's funeral needs and desires. This should include
all services, selection of merchandise, biographical data,
and special instructions in advance of an untimely need.
Services should include professional and staff functions,
facilities, equipment, and transportation needs.
Merchandise includes Cemetery/Mausoleum property, memorial
or monument, caskets, vaults and grave liners, urns, clothing,
and other specific needs of each particular family.
Biographical data should include personal
statistics and history, memorial instructions, important
document location, and a list of relatives and friends.
Pre-Arrangement will not lessen
the grief and anguish of death, but it will relieve
your family of the stress and burden of making all the
necessary funeral arrangements during a very traumatic
Why is Pre-Arrangement Important?
Pre-Arrangement is important
in your overall estate planning. It gives you the time
now to decide what is best for you and your family without
placing the burden of making difficult decisions at
a time of great personal loss. It gives you the peace
of mind that the service you feel is most appropriate
for you and your family is properly arranged. It will
guarantee primary funeral costs at today's price and
protect assets for uses other than funeral expenses,
thereby ensuring that no future additional funds are
necessary. It assures that services will be provided
even when funds may have been depleted at the time of
How is Pre-Arrangement Funded?
Your money is placed into an Irrevocable Trust
Will I Have to Pay More at the
Time of Death?
The Holden, Dunn and Lawler
Funeral Home guarantees certain prices that are included
in the Pre-Arranged Funeral Service Contract. Any extra
costs, usually cash advances such as the minister, church,
music, flowers, newspaper, permits, and cemetery expenses
are not guaranteed but are subject to actual pricing
at the time of need.
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