Prepping for Cremation Services and More

By: Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation
Monday, August 10, 2020

Even though no one will ever be fully prepared a loved one’s death and cremation service in Morrison, IL, you need to do whatever you can to make it easier for your loved ones after you’re gone.  

 

There are ways you can make your passing easier on your loved ones and surviving family members, even if your death is years away. What can you do to prepare for your death right now? For starters, you need to leave your last wishes. Make it known how you want your funeral or memorial to be done. Do you want a cremation service? A memorial? Traditional burial? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered when it comes to planning a service, so don’t leave your loved ones to answer all of them when their grieving your loss.  

 

What about all your documents? You might know where your important documents are, but will your family be able to find them? They might not know to check the top dresser drawer for your will, the bottom drawer for your life insurance policy, and your desk for the bank account information. Make it easier on your loved ones and keep all your important documents in one safe place that is easily found and accessed by a surviving family member. Include your social security card; legal forms for retirement accounts, deeds, and rental agreements; tax returns; and lists of all online and computer passwords. 

 

You also need to make a will. Everyone should have a will, as wills make it easy for the bereaved to know exactly what the deceased wanted. Plus, if you don’t leave a will, the state might end up choosing who gets your asses and who will care for your dependents. Double check that your 401k, life insurance, and IRAs have the correct beneficiaries listed. In other words, make sure that the people or person you want to get the money after your gone are listed on the documents. This is especially important as someone’s beneficiary documents can supersede wills and even divorces.  

 

Your family might rely on you for financial support, meaning that when you die, they will not only lose you but will also love the income you provided. Take care of your loved ones by purchasing life insurance. Life insurance can help offset the costs of funeral and cremation services and can also provide additional income for living expenses, remaining debts and other costs.  

 

And finally, be sure to sort your possessions. Catalog important items of monetary or sentimental value to ensure they are kept and passed to the proper person after you’re gone. Don’t forget to notate why each item is important so no information gets lost.  

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Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation is here to help if you want to learn more about what you can do for your eventual passing. We can assist with any preplanning or Morrison, IL cremation service questions you may have. Get in touch with us today.  

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