Schmidt & Bartelt
A carefully

preplanned service

can be the most comforting and loving gesture you can make for your family during one of the most dramatic and stressful times in their lives. First and foremost, it spares them from having to face decisions that can be emotionally and financially difficult at the time of death. Decisions otherwise made in advance that would give them lasting peace of mind in knowing they were acting in accordance with your wishes.

Making prearrangements can be as simple or as detailed as you would like. You can plan the entire service, select casket and music, etc. or simply record all the necessary information for legal forms and other paperwork. Either way, each decision you make is one less decision your family needs to worry about.

Another reason to preplan is to ensure your family receives all of the entitled benefits they are due. It is important that all of your personal records, including bank account numbers, investment information, insurance policy numbers and location of these papers and documents be accessible to your family. These along with your personal wishes can and should be recorded ahead of time to ensure what you have worked and planned for is protected and received by your beneficiaries when they need it most.

Although not required when making prearrangements, people often choose to set aside funds to cover funeral expenses and other final costs. We offer a prepayment program that allows you to manage cost, avoid emotional overspending and guarantee today's pricing structure. Numerous options are available and if you are interested, one of our directors can meet with you in the privacy of your own home or at any of our funeral homes to assist you and answer questions.

Once prearrangements are made, they remain securely on file so there is never any confusion or discrepancy in what was preplanned. A single phone call is all that is needed to proceed with your wishes.

Please fill out our Request Form to start the Preplanning process.

“Preplanning provides peace of mind, and is one of the nicest things you can do for your family.”

Wayne White