New Year brings the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a time to prioritize the important things to make goals for the new year. We get it - thinking about your funeral is not something that sounds fun, promising or useful. However, a bit of your time now promises peace of mind for you and your family. Can we have a few minutes of your time to share some of the benefits to pre- planning your funeral?
Why do it now?
Planning in advance is a way to show love and consideration toward family members who would otherwise have the stress of indecision and uncertainty when death occurs. It is in a sensitive and relaxed atmosphere, where our staff will walk alongside you to discuss concepts, your desires and some of the details that will help your family.
If I pre plan my funeral, does my family have to meet with the funeral home staff when I die?
At the time of passing, your family will still meet with the staff. However, we will pull out your file with your wishes, planning, and details. This makes it significantly easier for your family. They are able to add their thoughts, work out some of practical details, but the majority of the work will be complete and give your family peace of mind.
What does it cost to preplan?
There is no cost to preplanning. However, there is opportunity to set up your finances (another opportunity to provide peace of mind to your family), which allows you to essentially pre-pay for your funeral.
What benefit is it to me financially?
By seeing the expenses and having the change to prepare in advance, you are able to make more financially sound decisions and leave your family with no financial burdens. You can alleviate a financial burden for your family because you can choose to pre-pay for the costs or arrange to have the money set aside. If you choose to pre-fund your funeral, this will reduce the impact of inflation, which would otherwise increase the cost of your funeral.
What if I Move?
Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate. No matter where you live at the time of your passing, or which funeral home’s services you decide to use, we’ll make sure that your plan follows you there.
Ready to start planning? Contact our staff at Wenig Funeral Homes at 920-467-3431 to schedule a time to connect with us.