Since 1960, the number of pre-planned funerals has increased by
1000%. Why such a dramatic increase?
Because planning for
difficult times, when emotions are at rest, just makes
When pre-planning a funeral, all of your thoughts and wishes are
planned for. Your family will know what you want, and not what they
think you want. At Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services,
we'll help you put it in writing. Writing it down will help avoid
family disputes, or involvement by others that may not know what
your wishes are. Your loved ones won't question: "Did we do the
right thing? Did we forget anything? Is this what she/he wanted?
Did we spend too much?" Those questions are eliminated because you
put it in writing.
Pre-planning allows you to confer with your loved ones and make
your plans together, thus resolving your most personal matters with
a clear mind, in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. In return, you
will save the people you care about most from the emotional turmoil
and burdensome decisions that an unplanned funeral can often bring.
It is a gift of love giving peace of mind to all involved.
Pre-planning is the first step. Many people also consider ways
to fund their funeral. Pre-planning along with pre-funding work
together because they offer peace of mind. When you pre-arrange and
pre-pay, you can be assured that definite arrangements have been
made and no other financial decisions need to be faced. Your funds
are held by an insurance company or financial institution in a
special contract, designed solely for providing the funeral you
have chosen at the time of need.
The online pre-planning form was designed to allow us to gather
basic information about you and your desired funeral service. If
you would like to plan your service in its entirety, please use the
links below to create a new or edit an existing pre-planning
We can help make planning for end-of-life and funeral services
Download our Personal Pre-Planning
Includes frequently asked questions and a worksheet to document
your personal wishes. Viewing this document requires Adobe Reader.
Download a free copy here.
Begin the Planning Process
Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, our staff
will help you with all the details.
For more information on Pre-Planning
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org