Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re 25 or 75, here are six reasons why you should consider prearranging:
1.) Make your wishes clear.
Everyone is different, but some have very specific ideas about how they want to be laid to rest. You might have a strong opinion about cremation or embalming. You might want to be sent off with a lavish reception with an open bar and five-course meal. Others want to be laid to rest simply, with a quiet, intimate gathering of family and friends. Whatever your wishes, when you preplan with Krause Funeral Homes, you know they’ll come to pass.
2.) Remove family tensions.
This will be an incredibly difficult time for your family made even more stressful by the need to make all kinds of decisions. Throw family dynamics into the mix, and it can lead to disagreements and strained relationships. Save your family from this additional stress by prearranging with us.
3.) Save money overall.
You don’t have to pay for your plans – you can simply put them on file with us with our streamlined, password-protected Passare online planning system. But you do have the option of paying for them. You could live another 30-40 years if you’re in your 40’s or 50’s, but any inflation the country sees during that time won’t impact the cost of your funeral.
4.) Save your family money.
It’s true that none of us know the moment we’ll pass away. If we leave the earth suddenly, without having planned, it’s our family who will have to make all of the arrangements – and pay the bill. When emotions are running high, it’s not the time to make financial decisions. You can remove this burden from their shoulders with preplanning.
5.) Make it personal.
Imagine someone reading a note penned by you before your passing to your family at the funeral. Think of the reaction from loved ones when your favorite song starts playing during the service, or when we start serving your favorite desserts at the reception afterwards. All of these personal touches, which will only happen if you plan ahead, can be your final message of love to your family and friends.
6.) Gain peace of mind – for you and the people you love.
You know your wishes are recorded, and your family will not have the added stress of having to plan your funeral after you’re gone. They’ll be able to focus on what really matters – the love of your family and the memories they’ll hold of you in their heart forever.
Ready to talk to someone about preplanning? Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service’s compassionate, professional staff is always here for you. You can always reach them by calling 414-464-4640. If you’d prefer, you can begin planning online in the comfort of your own home. We’re ready to link arms with you in planning your perfect farewell.
2 thoughts on “6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral”
Death is the inevitable of living and it won’t hurt to make plans about it for when it comes. The sad thing is, I know my mom will soon join my dad in his eternal peace, and as much as it pains me to even think about it, I know that arrangements need to be done. I agree that one must take into consideration the wishes of the departed (to-be) and this is no better done before their passing.
Thanks for the great information. I do agree that by planning your funeral in advance you will be able to spend time finding the very best prices to make savings in places where they may otherwise have been overlooked. You could then put money aside for your funeral and this money will gain interest over time.