Decisions Must Be Made

Here are the decisions that must be made when planning your loved ones funeral.

List of Family Members and Friends to be Notified: Names, Relationships, Addresses and Telephone numbers

Vital Statistics:

Legal Name
Address
Date of Birth
Place of Birth

 

Occupation or Former Occupations

Kind of Business or Industry

 

Education Completed and Degrees Received

Name of Educational Institutions attended
Dates of Attendance at Educational Institutions

 

Dates of Military Service

Military Service Number
Discharge Papers
Names of Wars in which you participated

 

Marital Status

Legal Name of Spouse

 

Your Mother’s Maiden Name

Her Place of Birth

 

Your Father’s Name

His Place of Birth

 

Funeral Instructions

Name of Establishment
Address
Telephone Number

 

Type of Service

Traditional
Cremation
Graveside, Church or Chapel
Military
Lodge Rites

 

Active Pallbearers’ Names

Addresses
Telephone Numbers

 

Honorary Pallbearers’ Names

Addresses
Telephone Numbers

 

Type of Casket

Wood or Metal

 

Viewing (Visitation)

Open or Close Casket
Evening Visitation

 

Clothing

Your Own or New

 

Special Instructions

Jewelry
Music
Glasses
Flowers
Hairdresser
Newspaper Notice
Notice to Organizations to Which you belong
Memorial Contributions
Flowers/Preferred Florist
Clergy

 

Burial Instructions

Type of Burial
Ground, Mausoleum, Crypt or Other
Lot, Space, Numbers, Section Vault {may be required by cemetery)

 

Type of Vault

Concreted, Steel or Other

 

Documents & Personal Papers

Bank Accounts
Bank Names
Account Numbers
Type of Accounts

 

Safe Deposit Box

Location
Location of Keys

 

Location of Important Documents

Birth Certificates
Children’s Birth Certificates
Marriage Certificates
Deeds and Titles
Mortgages and Notes
Will
Living Will
Medical Power of Attorney
Military Discharge Papers
Income Tax Records
Other Documents: Name, Location

 

Make and Update Wills

Preserve Your Will
Name of Executor
Address
Telephone Number

 

Probation of Your Will

Legal Assistance
- Name
- Address
- Telephone Number

 

Insurance Coverages

Insurance Companies
Policy Numbers
Amounts
Purposes

 

Social Security Information

Local Office Location
Documents Required

 

Veteran’s Benefits Information

Local Office Location
Documents Required
DD214
Discharge/ Separation papers

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