The Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Crystal Van Orsdel under Funeral Planning

A Little Consideration Now Can Make the Future Easier for Everyone

It’s perfectly natural to not wish to think about the end of one’s own life, but there are many advantages to pre-planning – and recording – your end-of-life desires. Van Orsdel Funeral & Cremation Services offers all the resources you need to successfully complete your own funeral pre-planning, which you can start doing with this simple online form.

The act of pre-planning is a thoughtful gesture to those you love and a way to let go of your own anxieties about the future. It becomes one less thing that you and your loved ones need to worry about. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.

Is Pre-Planning Complicated?
You may be concerned that pre-planning is a complicated process. It’s not! In fact, it only takes a few minutes to pre-plan your future service online. We guide you through the process one question at a time, and one decision at a time, until the personalized plan you’ve created is in line with how you envision your final celebration.

Taking the time now to articulate and record your end-of-life desires can save your loved ones hours and hours of extra grief in the future, and the anxiety of worrying about whether their decisions would match your wishes. So, take time now to start filling in the blanks, and soon you’ll have a perfect picture vision of all that it could be.

Does Pre-Planning Require Pre-Payment?
There’s a simple two-letter answer here: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes and let family pay for your desired services at the time of your passing. However, if you wish to protect your family from inflation, you have the option of pre-funding your end-of-life arrangements. This ensures that all of your expenses will be covered when the time comes.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until it’s needed. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you already paid for.

One last point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Van Orsdel, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan can be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Why Pre-Plan with Van Orsdel?
By pre-planning with us, you can be sure that your final wishes are known and followed. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions under emotional duress. And by pre-funding your plan, all of your expenses are guaranteed to be covered. We offer a variety of payment options, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

5 thoughts on “The Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

  1. Jarom Linton says:

    My uncle is getting older and he wants to start pre-planning his funeral this year. I think it’s a great idea to get this planning done with a professional so that he get the funeral he wants. I love that you touched on preplanning as well because you can ensure that your funeral follows your final wishes.

  2. Megan Alder says:

    My husband and I always foresee everything, and once of the things we have been thinking about taking care of is our funeral. It’s interesting to know how pre-planning a funeral isn’t as complicated as I thought it would be. I will definitely pass this information to my husband so we start looking for options.

  3. My Grandpa has been thinking about planning his funeral because he has a lot of health problems. He would really like to prepare with the help of a professional, so he doesn’t cause us any stress. Thanks for explaining how he can pay for the funeral sooner, instead of letting the family pay for the services.

  4. I never thought about how pre-planning my funeral could save my loved ones extra grief and anxiety in the future. Personally, I’ve never considered planning my funeral, but I’ll have to agree with you about how much better to leave every detail ready is for when the time comes. I think I’ll definitely consider making the necessary arrangements in advance. I appreciate your tips about pre-planning your own funeral.

  5. Nick Smith says:

    I appreciate your advice to articulate your plans for the future way ahead of time so that your plans are firmly in place. My sister is trying to get a new funeral plan in place this year. She just doesn’t want to worry about it later on in life.

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