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Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. Our Simple Online Planner is designed specifically to provide you with an alternative way of considering funeral arrangements at your time of need.

Our dedicated directors are always available to meet with you in our home or in the privacy of your own home to assist you in planning ahead the “celebration of your life” the exact way you would like it to be.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling 1-815-722-0524.

  • Notify family and friends
  • Go to the bank or other financial institution
  • Meet with a funeral director
  • Decide on burial or cremation
  • Decide how much to spend
  • Select a casket and a vault
  • Secure cemetery plots
  • Select the cemetery marker
  • Pick out clothing and jewelry
  • Meet with a florist
  • Contact a minister or clergy
  • Determine what music selections play
  • Write an obituary notice for the newspaper
  • Provide family history
  • Decide on memorial cards
  • Select memorial recipients
  • Choose pallbearers
  • File the proper Social Security papers
  • Contact insurance companies
  • File Will and other necessary paperwork
  • Go through all of your personal items
Can you imagine having to make all of these decisions during what may be the most difficult time in a person’s life?
  • You relieve your loved ones of the emotional burden at a very difficult time in their life.
  • You are ensured that your wishes will be carried out the way you want.
  • You have everything pre-paid so that your family is also relieved of any financial burden.
  • Removes the burden of decision-making from your loved ones.  They will have no need to guess or worry about making wrong decisions.
  • Allows you to personalize your plans and celebrate your life as you intended.
  • Gives you and your family piece of mind. It also leaves your family a thoughtful gift to help them cope with your loss.
  • Reduces emotional overspending at at time of grieving and controls funeral costs by selecting a funeral service for you and your family's budget in a comfortable environment.
  • Assures your survivors the satisfaction of knowing the wishes of their loved one were carried out.
  • Comforts you by choosing your own funeral home and funeral director.
  • Gives an opportunity to meet with your funeral director or prearrangement counselor of your choice and ask questions regarding any questions or concerns you may have regarding your plans.
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Many families who do not prearrange their funeral expenses regretfully use the proceeds from life insurance to pay for their loved one’s funeral.

Aptly named, life insurance proceeds are intended for survivors’ living expenses. We purchase life insurance to protect our families in the event of our death. We compose a will to answer questions regarding our estate. But what about your end‐of‐life planning?

In most cases, you can prefund your funeral, protecting your family against inflation by locking in current expenses. It is quite clear that advance funeral planning is indeed a smart thing to do.

  • Your loved ones will not be burdened with making decisions at a very difficult time.
  • They will be relieved of the financial responsibility for your funeral.
  • Prearrangement reduces the confusion and conflict regarding funeral decisions.
  • They will take comfort in knowing they are honoring your wishes.
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PO Box 327
Belleville, IL 62222-0327

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