Family Checklist

Funeral homes offer products and services that people don't shop for every day. For that reason, families are often unsure of what to request. At DLA we want you to know the facts: How to arrange a funeral service; How to finance a funeral service; and How to save money for your survivors.

Who owns the funeral home?
Start the Pre-Need Process
Who assists you with pre-arrangement details?
Who cares for & prepares the loved one for burial? (including embalming)
Who conducts the funeral service?
Request a general price list.
Request casket & outer burial price lists.
Request an itemized list of the services.
51 Things Your Family Must Do During the Hardest Time of Their Lives
NOTIFY:  
The Doctor or Coroner  
The Funeral Director  
The Cemetery or Memorial Park  
The Minister and Church  
All Relatives  
All Friends  
Employers  
Organist and Soloist  
Insurance Agents  
Unions and Fraternal Organizations  
Newspapers  
Creditors  
Social Security Office  
Veterans Administration (if applicable)  
ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS: SELECT: (Per Your Wishes)
Provide Vital Statistics to the Newspaper Memorial Estate and Plot
Prepare and Sign all Paperwork Casket
Meet to Discuss all Details Vault or Outer Container
Provide Addresses & Phone Numbers of Those Who Are to be Notified Clothing
Answer Phone Calls and Messages Flowers
Greet Friends and Relatives Music
Provide Lodging for Out-of-town Relatives Food
Plan Funeral Car List Furniture
Feed Pets Transportation
Collect and Answer Mail Thank-You Cards
  Pallbearers
  Time and Place for the Service