Pre-Planning and Pre-Need Services

Why does Pre-Planning Make sense?

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Pre-planning your services should be considered a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make those end-of-life decisions in a stress free environment. Pre-planning is just as practical and important as planning for a college education, a wedding, a new home, or retirement.

When it comes to making your final arrangements, shouldn’t you make these decisions? No one should have to make these decisions about you for you, if you have a voice, you should make your own choice.

It is an easy process. There’s no health questionnaire or physical exam required to make your wishes known.

By planning in advance you determine the exact type of service you’d like, so that your family and friends honor you as you would like.

Anyone can start to pre-plan, from baby boomers to the greatest generation. Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one and it is easier than you think.

We invite you to view the video below; it will provide you with additional insight on pre-planning.



Pre-planning can either be as simple as using our checklist or as formal as a contract in the form of a guaranteed insurance policy.

Pre-Arrangements can be started in the comfort of your own home just by clicking the button below.
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Our Pre-need form will provide us with three important pieces of information. 1) Vital information for the death certificate, 2) Family information for a potential obituary and lastly 3) gives us an idea of the type of services that you seek. Not sure what type of services there are (click here)

You may fill in as much information as you are comfortable with and submit at the bottom.

By starting the process now, it is laying the foundation for a well thought out plan for you or a loved. By preparing early, you’re setting the stage for a more relaxed and enjoyable life.


What type of Funeral Services can I choose from:

At Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., our funeral planning professionals will assist you with your thoughts and help to determine the services that fit your wishes.

Traditional Funerals
Celebration of Life Packages
Memorial Services/Memorial Mass
Green Burial 
Live Streaming

After your wishes are documented, you may want to come in and review your plans in detail. We will give you a copy of your file to take with you and one or more to share. You can even go one step further and pre-fund your services in order to secure the costs today.

By taking just a few hours, you will be providing your loved ones with peace-of-mind. You can breathe easier, knowing you’ve done the right thing by giving your family the best last gift that you can give and knowing that your wishes will be honored.

Why Should I Plan Ahead:

•   It documents your personal and specific choices for the service that meets your wishes and reflect your life’s story.
•   It prevents your loved ones from second-guessing your desires after you pass.
•   Avoids family members from making difficult and complicated decisions during a very emotional time.
•   It also alleviates any questions, concerns or differences, which can occur among family members.
•   By pre-funding you will have set aside funds for final expenses, relieving family members of an unexpected financial obligations.

Other items to consider when pre-planning:

Designate a power of attorney to ensure that proper information can be accessed in the event of your illness or death. Make sure a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will or trust is in place so that your wishes are carried out if you are unable to do so. For basic power of attorney forms..(Click Here). (Please note, for more in depth instructions, please contact your lawyer to insure your directions are in order.)

The people who know and care about you will be there when you need them. You only need to provide them with a copy of your wishes, instructions for important financial details, and then relax. You’re in good hands.

For Pre-Funding information..(Click Here)

Once you have made prearrangements, we will provide extra copies for your records, family members, and attorney. Inform a close friend or relative what arrangements have been made and where the information may be found.

To get started, (Click Here) for the pre-planning form.

We are ready to meet with you.  At Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., our funeral planning professionals will work with you to determine your individual needs and answer any questions.

Our staff takes great pride in our ability to be sensitive and caring for your long-term wishes. We would be happy to sit down and have a no obligation consultation with you about planning for your future.

For more information, please call 708-485-2000 today to schedule an appointment.