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Why Should I Plan Ahead?


Imagine you have just finished dinner...
and are ready to settle into your favorite chair when the telephone rings. On the other end of the line is the familiar voice of a beloved aunt telling you that your favorite uncle died that afternoon. Would you take over the funeral arrangements the distraught voice asks? Could you come right away... see that things are taken care of? Could you? Would you?

You will try, of course. You don't know how, but you will do it. Somehow you will become a funeral expert overnight. Within the next few hours, you are about to discover that you have assumed the responsibility of 87 different tasks ... all of which must be done within a few hours, or at most a few days.

Are you ready? Do you know what is involved? Do you really want to wait until the telephone rings to start learning about funerals and cemeteries?

If your answer is no, we would like to provide you with our “Life Record and Final Wishes” book. This book allows you to record all of your information so that, when the time comes, those closest to you have all of the information they need to handle your affairs and celebrate your life. This book is FREE OF CHARGE and there is NO OBLIGATION or PRESSURE.


Preneed Emergency Record File
One of the most loving, caring things that an individual can do is leave behind details and information in regard to Pre-Planning. If you feel it is too hard to discuss funeral arrangements at this time, just think how difficult it would be for your loved ones at a time of loss.

Advantages Of Planning Your Funeral Arrangements

  • Pre-Planning will express your wishes.
  • Pre-Planning relieves your family from making difficult decisions at a time of crisis.
  • Pre-Planning will give you and your family the security and satisfaction knowing that all the arrangements have been planned and paid for.

We have found that after receiving the information on this page many families’ request additional information on the types of services available and the MANY options available for funding the services they select.

We will provide for you, AT NO COST, a cost estimate and the opportunity to record your wishes at the funeral home, with NO OBLIGATION. Providing this information is a free service of the Walter Funeral Home.


It’s easy
You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.

It lets you decide how you’d like to be remembered.
Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.

It takes the burden off of your family and friends.
When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.

It gives you the ability to pre-pay, if you wish.
While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.


What if I Move?


Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate. No matter where you live at the time of your passing, or which funeral home’s services you decide to use, we’ll make sure that your plan follows you there.


Where Do I Start?

You can use our Pre-Planning Form to begin creating your personalized arrangements. You can also contact us to schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and design your plan in person.

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