Planning Ahead

No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance. By preplanning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief. A time when people aren't thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.

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Preplanning Steps

83 things must be done by the survivor at the time of a death. 52 of these items can be preplanned–lifting a huge burden from the family.

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Certified Counselors

Our preplanning counselors are specially trained through a national certification program to serve the best interests of you and your family.

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Service Options

From planning a service, to choosing a place of rest, to arranging a gathering–Cedar Memorial provides families many choices.

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It's easy to say, "Don't make a fuss. I don't want a ceremony. Just bury me and be done with it." But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isn't for the deceased but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another.

Preplanning your funeral can be very informal, and as simple as jotting down your preferences and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a preneed contract can be set up with us and can be prefunded through life insurance, a bank trust agreement, or other methods.

Preplanning, when done properly, can give you peace of mind because you know that your arrangements are ready and prefunded.

Contact us today and one of our Family Service Counselors will help you get started.