What is Pre-Planning?

Pre-planning involves coordinating the details of your burial ahead of time. This can include reviewing your burial preference, purchasing a grave, and various other burial details.

Pre-planning can help you and your family…

Reduce Stress

Having to plan your family member’s final arrangements after their death can be an exhausting experience. Family members may have contrary opinions on what they believe you would want. By pre-planning your final arrangements, you can ensure that your family will not experience added emotional distress during an already difficult time.

Save Money

Final arrangements can be costly. However, by pre-planning your arrangements now, you can purchase your burial needs at today’s prices. Pre-planning your arrangements also prevents your family from absorbing the costs associated with your burial or making impulsive decisions that can lead to overspending.

Rest Peacefully

Peace of mind—we all strive for it. Pre-planning provides you with peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be fulfilled and that you will have a secured place on sacred ground for eternity.

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Bob DeJohn Answers Your Pre-Planning Questions

Starting the Process

Have a conversation with your family about your wishes. Some common questions include...

  1. Is there a specific cemetery you prefer?
  2. Do you want a wake and Catholic funeral Mass?
  3. Do you want full-body or cremation?
  4. Do you want in-ground or above-ground burial?
  5. Do you want to be buried with or near other family members?
  6. What type of memorialization do you prefer?

Attend a pre-planning seminar held at our 8 cemetery offices or through local parishes. View our Calendar for dates and locations or download a list of presentations.

…Contact a Family Service Representative to learn about your burial options and interest-free payment plans. Call 216-641-7575 or click HERE to request more information.

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