Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Planning Ahead

Pre-planning your funeral, or the funeral for a loved one, is an important way to gain peace of mind by lifting the burden of responsibility from your loved ones. You can make decisions at a time when grief and emotional stress are not a factor, and you can take your time in making the decisions and choices that reflect your wishes and your financial ability.

You do not have to pre-pay for your funeral, but in doing so, you protect against increases in funeral prices. Your cost is guaranteed, and the funds are protected. We use the services of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association Master Escrow and Chemical Bank's Trust Program, so you can rest assured knowing that your pre-arrangement funding is safe. You will also alleviate future worry, knowing that your affairs are in order, and your family will not have to be concerned with the financial burden.

Jim will gladly meet with you to discuss your questions and options. He can come to your home, if that is more convenient for you.

Give us a call at 269-461-4241 to set up an appointment. There is no obligation, no pressure, just a chance for you to gain some very important information.

Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Pre-planning your service relieves your family and loved ones from having to make complicated and important choices during a time of tremendous stress and emotional strain. During the passing of a loved one, those experiencing grief are not thinking very clearly, and making decisions regarding your memorial service become immensely difficult and emotional. Oftentimes one says, “Don’t make a big deal out of it, just get me buried and move on.” It is important to understand that the funeral services have deep roots in tradition, are a healing process for those grieving, and celebrations of your life help those dealing with loss to move on. It provides your loved ones and friends a wonderful opportunity to share memories of your life and offer support and comfort for one another.

Benefits of Preplanning
  • Ease the burden on your family by making all the arrangements for your funeral service
  • Share your wishes with your loved ones
  • Organization of personal records and documents for easy location by your family
  • Provides peace of mind knowing your services are designed before the need arises
  • Ensure your life insurance is properly allocated where it matters most, to your loved ones


The Process

The Preplanning process for your service can be informal and simple by filling out our preplanning form. Our experienced and friendly staff offer a wide range of support to help make the process easy and worry-free. If you prefer more formal arrangements, we can arrange a meeting with our caring and courteous staff. Whether you decide to use the preplanning form or a formal meeting with our staff, rest assured your final wishes will be shared with the family member of your choosing, assuring a smooth and worry-free funeral service.

Funeral and memorial services can be pre-funded through your life insurance, bank trust and many other methods. Our funeral director is knowledgeable with all forms of pre-funding and will be able to set up a preneed contract. The preneed contract gives you comfort in knowing your final arrangements are pre-funded and your services are in a manner you’ve chosen.

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