Preplanning Section

Many people hesitate when they consider pre-arranging services. Although we might imagine discussing funeral arrangements to remind us of difficult times ahead for a loved one or even for ourselves, discussing and planning arrangements does not have to be an uncomfortable event. It can be an important and responsible step that can save both emotional and financial distress.

Why should I consider pre-planning services?
Because there are so many details and decisions associated with arranging a funeral, planning a funeral before the need arises can relieve loved ones of the responsibility of making arrangements at a time that can be difficult. Planning in advance can demonstrate love and consideration; most importantly, it provides peace of mind in knowing that all of the financial considerations have been addressed and that all of the decisions meet your wishes and needs. Pre-planning eliminates doubt.

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What are the benefits of pre-planning funeral services?
Pre-planning services for yourself or for a loved one affords you the opportunity to select exactly the type of services you prefer. Because all services and merchandise may be selected and paid for in advance, pre-planning can guarantee all selections at today’s prices—potentially saving you and your family a substantial amount of money.

And addressing so many decisions in advance when you are emotionally and financially prepared to handle them just makes sense. It is a fiscally responsible approach for something so important; it is planning for you and your family’s future.

What steps should I take next?
At Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, we offer a pre-planning program that can be tailored to satisfy your individual needs. And, arrangements may be made at the funeral home or even in the comfort and privacy of your own home. If you would like more information about pre-planning services for you or for a loved one, please feel free to contact us directly at (630) 834-1133 or simply complete and submit our convenient and confidential online information request form. Here is a link for aid in financing your funeral: