Caring For You

When you meet with a member of our family to make your arrangements, we’ll discuss your wishes and have a conversation about how you and your family would like to honor your loved one. If arrangements were not made in advance, we will establish a plan to move forward, and ensure we stay within your budget.

Our number one priority is ensuring everything we do is meaningful and memorable for you, so you can begin your journey toward healing.

This process may include:

  • Preparing and filing the official death certificate
  • Scheduling the location, date and time of services
  • Selecting a casket, urn or other products you may need
  • Choosing memorial stationery
  • Selecting floral arrangements
  • Recording information so we can draft an obituary
  • Selecting an officiant
  • Arranging necessary transportation
  • Selecting pallbearers
  • Arranging military honors, if your loved one was a veteran of the armed forces

What to bring with you

We want to make this experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. To prepare for our meeting, please ensure you have the following information about your loved one on hand:

  • Full name and home address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • DD-214 if your loved one was a military veteran
  • Highest education level
  • Chosen final resting place and any documentation, if you have it
  • Officiant name and phone number
  • Names and relationships of survivors
  • Insurance policy information (if applicable)
  • Any memorabilia - photos, videos, music, or treasured items - that might give us a better understanding of how you envision paying tribute to your loved one.

Throughout the arrangement process, we will focus on personalization and ensure you design a funeral that is as unique as your loved one.  

If you have any questions before we meet in person, please do not hesitate to call us at (847)741-1128 so that a member of our family may address your concerns and put your mind at ease.