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Preplanning a Funeral

notebook funeral preplanning The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 2,513,171 people died in the United States in 2011. The daily average works out to about 6,885 deaths per day.

The majority of the people who passed did not have a plan in place outlining their end-of-life wishes. Their families were left to make the funeral arrangements when they were overcome with grief and sadness.

Preplanning your funeral can definitely make you feel uneasy but it is a task that will benefit both you and your family. Firstly, preplanning ensures that you are honored in the manner you want. If you do not clearly outline your end-of-life wishes, the decisions will have to be made by your family on your behalf. Even if you do not have any specific end-of-life wishes, a prearranged funeral removes a major burden placed on your family. With a prearranged funeral, your family avoids making important decisions when they are very emotional. They can focus their energy on properly grieving and saying goodbye. We believe that prearranging a funeral is one of the most selfless things you can do since you have done something for your family even after you have left them.

At Verheyden Funeral Homes, we are committed to making funeral preplanning a more common tasks for families in Michigan. Preplanning a funeral is not as difficult as you may think. Our funeral directors make the process simple and straightforward. We know how emotionally difficult it can be face the probability of your own passing, but we gently guide you through the process. Our staff will be there to assist you every step of the way from selecting a casket or urn, to providing advice about advance directives, and writing a will.

Throughout the sections below, you will be able to find further information about our preneed services and what is involved in preplanning a funeral. We invite you to browse through these different resources and when you are ready to begin the funeral prearrangement process, you can schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff by giving us a call at one of our funeral homes or by sending an email  to office@verheyden.org.

Funeral Preplanning Checklist
Get organized when planning a funeral and learn the questions you should ask during the process.
Prepaid Funeral Plans
For some, choosing between available prepaid funeral plans, in with the intention of pre-funding their funeral pre-need plan, is worrisome. That's not the case with the families we've served. They know our partnership with a proven funeral insurance provider completely guarantees their peace-of-mind.
Funeral Pre-Planning Options
Pre-planning your funeral is more than smart; it's a gift to your loved ones. Unfortunately, when it comes to funeral pre-planning it's easy to procrastinate. We invite you to learn why funeral pre-planning with us brings greater peace-of-mind to you and everyone you love.
Why People Choose to Plan Ahead
Ask 25 people why they came to us for assistance in funeral pre-planning, and you'll hear 25 different answers. Learn more about the reasons behind their decisions.
Funeral Pre-Arrangement Process
The funeral pre-arrangement process is not complicated: Consider your funeral service options, discuss them with family, and record your wishes for us to follow in the future.
Pre-Arrange Online
Our online pre-need funeral planning tool makes pre-planning easier. Your own personal login allows you to return to your plan and make changes at any time.