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Funeral Checklist

Funeral Checklist

***If you have to plan a funeral, try not to do everything yourself. Call on family members or friends to help you make the arrangements.***


Funeral Checklist. Things you will need. Provide the following information to Vital Statistics about the deceased:

  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Social Security #
  • Veterans Discharge or claim #
  • Marital Status
  • Obituary information (the funeral home will usually write the article and submit the article to the newspapers)
  • Education (College degrees)
  • Memberships held
  • Military Service
  • Outstanding work
  • List of survivors in immediate family
  • Give time and place of service
  • Addresses of all people who must be notified
  • Arrangements for out-of-town visitors


  • Doctor
  • Coroner
  • Casket Store
  • Funeral Home
  • Clergy
  • Relatives and Friends
  • Pallbearers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Banks
  • Union and Fraternal Organizations
  • Organist


  • Cemetery Property
  • Funeral Service
  • Clothing
  • Flowers
  • Music
  • Thank You Announcements
  • Transportation
  • Time and Place for Funeral
  • Time and Place for Visitation

In addition you will want to:

  • Find someone to help answer sympathetic phone calls, cards and letters, as well as greet friends and relatives when they call.
  • Decide appropriate memorial to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, etc.)
  • Prepare list of distant persons to be notified by letter or print notice and decide which to send.
  • Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, credit cards. Some carry insurance clauses that cancel balance upon death.
  • Check carefully all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including social security, credit union, fraternal and military.
  • Notify utilities and landlord and tell post office where to send mail (if deceased was living alone.