At the beginning of the arrangement conference the funeral director will ensure that all participants are comfortable. Secondly, the funeral director will begin a friendly conversation about the deceased whose life the family wishes to celebrate and pay tribute. As a family owned and operated funeral home, we feel it is important to pay tribute to each deceased person in a manner commensurate with the lifestyle of the deceased and wishes of the surviving family and friends.
A traditional funeral or memorial service does not fit all of our families. Families are invited and encouraged to "take over" our facility and honor their loved ones how they feel appropriate. The funeral director will be your partner in helping you provide a meaningful remembrance.
Then, the funeral director will give the family a tour of the funeral home. During this informal tour, the family may ask the funeral director any questions they might have about services, the facility, cremation, burial, or anything that is on their minds.
After the informal tour, the funeral director will need to ask you a variety of questions. The answers to these questions will be used to complete different documents, forms and permits. Information about the deceased, such as full legal name, date of birth, place of birth, social security number, usual occupation, legal address, years of education, father's name, and mother's maiden name will be needed.
Information for the obituary is usually obtained at this time. Items such as date and place of marriage, how long the person had lived in the area, educational degrees, their employment history, member of any clubs or organizations, hobbies and survivors are needed on an obituary. If the family desires, we will list their preferences for memorial gifts.
The funeral director will discuss with the family their preferences for the service time and location. The director will also discuss with the family who they would like to have officiate at the service, musical selections, organist, vocalist, pallbearers and the cemetery they will be using for interment.
If you have any questions regarding the arrangement process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (402) 731-1234.