There are several advantages to pre-planning a funeral – a practice that’s becoming more familiar. Pre-arranging offers the advantage of making challenging decisions in an atmosphere without grief and trauma. It ensures that the funeral will be exactly as planned and removes some of the emotional burden.

Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

It’s Easy

Call or click “Contact Us” below to meet with our staff and put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.

You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires. Relieve Your Family’s Burden Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.

You Can Prepay

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a funeral policy/trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.

What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Where Do I Start?

Fill out the form below or call to schedule a time to meet with our Pre-Arrangement Advisor. Choose to meet at the funeral home or in the comfort of your own home to discuss your options and make a plan

At Gerst Funeral Homes, it is our commitment to offer you the comfort that you deserve.

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