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Over the past few years there has been a heightened interest in prearranging funerals. With skyrocketing costs of medical and nursing home care, many seniors are concerned about protecting enough money to pay for their own funeral. Prearranging your funeral along with prefunding it, offers you peace of mind. Your family will be comforted knowing that your wishes will be fulfilled and will not be faced with a financial burden either. Appointments can be made to help answer your questions and concerns and there is never any obligation.

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 sense.

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 account.

We can help make planning for end-of-life and funeral services easy.

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 Online

Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, our staff will help you with all the details.

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