Funeral Checklist


In an effort to minimize the stress and effort involved in making funeral arrangements, we have created a complete list of everything that you will need for the deceased in order to start planning.

Full Legal Name

Date of Birth

Mother's First and Maiden Name

Name of Spouse

Legal Residence

Years of Education

Social Security Number

City and State of Birth


Military Discharge Papers (if applicable)

List of Surviving Relatives and Their Cities of Residence (for the obituary)

Recent Photograph

Insurance Papers (if used to pay for the funeral)

Pre-arrangement Funeral Data (if applicable)

Cemetery Deed (if applicable)

A Full complement of clothing (including undergarments, outer garments) if applicable

Any personal items to include in the casket for burial of cremation. (including jewelry, eye glasses etc.) if applicable

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Below you can click the link to download a 5 Wishes packet and a Funeral & Aftercare Checklist.


Click Here to Download 5 Wishes Packet

Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:

  • Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them.
  • The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.
  • How comfortable you want to be.
  • How you want people to treat you.
  • What you want your loved ones to know.

Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life. More than 18 million copies of Five Wishes are in circulation across the nation, distributed by more than 35,000 organizations. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements in 42 states and is useful in all 50.

Five Wishes has become America’s most popular living will because it is written in everyday language and helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness.


Click Here to Download Funeral & Aftercare Checklist

The following list of information is provided to help you plan for the funeral and aftercare process. Organization is the key to planning in the midst of grief and sadness. We hope the following list will lend a helping hand. Print it out and keep it in a convenient place.

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