Obituaries

Susan Ordahl
B: 1958-07-13
D: 2019-02-15
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Ordahl, Susan
Lance Lekvold
B: 1973-12-25
D: 2019-02-14
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Lekvold, Lance
Lorimer Olson
B: 1921-03-23
D: 2019-02-08
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Olson, Lorimer
Gloria Javner
B: 1930-01-20
D: 2019-02-12
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Javner, Gloria
Linda Mullin
B: 1954-01-26
D: 2019-02-09
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Mullin, Linda
Rev. John Nelson
B: 1929-08-18
D: 2019-01-31
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Nelson, Rev. John
LaVonne Iverson
B: 1939-05-15
D: 2019-02-05
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Iverson, LaVonne
Joseph Martorano
B: 1925-10-29
D: 2019-02-08
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Martorano, Joseph
Brenda Thour
B: 1966-02-20
D: 2019-02-06
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Thour, Brenda
Gloria Johnson
B: 1931-03-03
D: 2019-01-25
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Johnson, Gloria
Phyllis Johnson
B: 1929-10-16
D: 2019-01-31
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Johnson, Phyllis
Marjorie Flesher
B: 1925-07-30
D: 2019-02-02
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Flesher, Marjorie
Doris Schaefer
B: 1924-07-02
D: 2019-01-31
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Schaefer, Doris
Cyril Carpenter
B: 1922-12-21
D: 2019-02-04
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Carpenter, Cyril
Cecilia Otting
D: 2019-01-29
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Otting, Cecilia
Leda Bausman
B: 1920-05-31
D: 2019-01-15
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Bausman, Leda
Thomas Allert
B: 1988-10-31
D: 2019-01-25
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Allert, Thomas
James Gardner
B: 1957-04-09
D: 2019-01-23
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Gardner, James
Sandra Morgan
B: 1942-03-05
D: 2019-01-09
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Morgan, Sandra
Gregory Shields
B: 1947-01-13
D: 2019-01-15
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Shields, Gregory
Nicole Stamper
B: 1985-05-14
D: 2018-12-15
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Stamper, Nicole

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Funeral Pre Planning Guide

Our funeral pre planning guide provides you with everything you need to know about making funeral arrangements. From discussing the many reasons people choose to plan ahead to the basics of funeral pre planning and what the process includes, our funeral pre planning guide will prepare you for your meeting with the funeral director. Not only does it get you starting to think about what you want your funeral to look like, it can help make the prearrangement process much smoother. Coming prepared with ideas in mind will allow you to create a much more meaningful service. 
 
Preplanning your funeral doesn’t mean you’ve accepted death and that it will happen soon. It means you’re making preparations to ensure your family knows that everything is ready when the time finally does come. And by doing so, your giving yourself and your family some peace of mind. When you choose to preplan your funeral, you are making the conscious choice to ensure your family knows how you want your life to be celebrated and remembered.
 
If you have any questions about the information offered in the guide or would like to move forward with preplanning your funeral, please contact us today to speak with a member of our staff.

Why People Choose Funeral Preplanning

We have had the privilege of assisting many families with their funeral preplanning. During the time we have spent with them, we have learned more about the reasons behind their decision to take funeral preplanning seriously.

What We Have Heard Over the Years

  • Pre-planning my funeral was my way of showing my family just how much I love them.
  • In pre-paying for my funeral arrangements, I've lessened the financial burden on those people I leave behind.
  • I'm very independent and have always made all my own decisions.
  • Some say I like to be in control of everything and they're right!
  • This way my family knows exactly what I want. No one has to get angry or fight, and no one has to feel guilty about making the wrong decision. When I'm gone, they will know what I want.
  • I remember when my mother died. None of us kids knew what to do and absolutely none of us knew what she wanted. No one bothered to ask! I'm just not going to wait for my kids to ask me what I want. I'm going to tell them.
  • I guess it's because I want things done my way. I want to provide my funeral pre-arrangements to our local funeral home to make sure I get what I want.
These are just a few of the comments we have heard during funeral pre-arrangements. Chances are pretty good that some of these statements are true for you as well.

Funeral Pre-Arrangement Process

Take care of all the funeral pre-arrangement details and give you and your family the peace-of-mind you deserve.

The Basics of Planning

Here is a break-down of the process:
  • Set goals
  • Review limitations
  • Look at available options
  • Weigh the pros and cons of each option
  • Talk to others about the best options
  • Arrive at a final decision
In the case of funeral pre-arrangement, another two important steps are involved:
  • Write out your plan with as many details as possible.
  • Send your plan to the funeral home and provide a copy to your executor.
There are two ways for you to complete your funeral pre-arrangement plan.

Using the Online Pre-Planning Tool

This website features Pre-Arrange Online, a step-by-step interactive form that can be used to record your end-of-life plan and send the completed form to our staff for safekeeping. You will be asked to create an account with a username and password so you can login at any time to complete or change the plan.

Turn to the Professionals

Many people are more comfortable making these decisions with funeral professionals. If you would like us to help, call us at 612-861-6088 or send us an email using the contact us form. 

Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

There are many benefits to end-of-life planning. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider making your funeral arrangements ahead of time:
  1. It means there will be fewer opportunities for argument and indecision about your funeral arrangements among family members after you are gone.
  2. Your survivors will never have to worry about doing the wrong thing when finalizing your funeral arrangements. You will have told them exactly what you want.
  3. No mistakes and no oversights. After you are gone, everything will be done your way.
  4. You have peace-of-mind now knowing that we will follow through with your wishes.
  5. After your death, no one can make any decisions you would not want.
  6. Funeral preplanning is the responsible thing to do. It removes the burden from family members.
  7. You can make complex decisions ahead of time when you have the time to think things through properly.
  8. Funeral preplanning can involve pre-payment. This will save your family money and avoid any financial burdens.
  9. Funeral preplanning involves an awareness of the reality of death.
  10. You are almost guaranteed to get what you want.

Get It Done...and Then Relax

End-of-life planning makes sense. Call us today at 612-861-6088 to learn how we can help pre plan your funeral or get started now with our online pre-planning tool, Pre-Arrange Online.