Pre-Planning Checklist

For most people, it may feel like theres too many things to think about! But in reality, we must take control of the important things in life because we know it if the right thing to do for you and your loved ones.


Laying out the foundation for a plan for you loved one may take some time, but, it will be worth it in the end. After all, you are making it much easier to have a relaxed and enjoyable life, mainly because you'll have the peace of preparedness. Here is how to get started:

- Prepare a list of individuals who should be let know if you are in a medical emergency or death. 

- Choose where memorial and obituary information should appear. 

- Write a obituary or write down some information you would like into the obituary. 

If you choose the type of service that includes a burial you will need to decide:

- Type of Casket: type of cremation urn

- Location of Cemetery Lot

- Sectional crypt or Vault

- Service Types: Military, non-denominational, religious, or fraernal

- Contact details for the funeral home to care for you

- Deciding music, flowers, scripture, and pallbearers.

- Any charity to receive donations in lieu of flowers.

- Decide on the speakers and eulogies that you want to represent them. 

- Choose what church or organizations will take from memorial donations in our name. 

Arrange and Delegate

The people who love and care about you will be there for you. You only need to provide them with the guide, any important financial details. 

- Make sure to give a copy of your Will. Safety boxes are often opened up during the settlement process, long after the funeral.

- Make sure your representative has a list of telephone numbers for retirement plans, insurance policies, bank accounts, properties, and other personal.

- Designate a power of attorney to allow that proper info can be allowed access to in death or illness. 

- Make arrangements for any utilities services or any substitution that may need to be cancelled. 

Pay For:

- Memorialization and Cemetery services.

- Any funeral arrangements, including florist, clergy, and transportation.

- Make arrangements for any pets you had to have a new home.

If you need any more additional information, Gering Memorial Chapel is pleased to answer any question you may have.