A Death Has Occured

Call Us First

What to do first depends on the circumstances of the death. When someone dies in a hospital or similar care facility, the staff will usually take care of some arrangements, such as contacting our funeral home.

However, you – or a designated family member or friend – will need to notify others. We have found it will make it easier on you if just a few phone calls are made to other relatives or friends, where you ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people.

When you call us, our Funeral Director will help you:

  • Transport your loved one
  • Obtain a death certificate
  • Select a casket or urn
  • Arrange the funeral, memorial and/or burial service
  • Prepare and publish the obituary
  • Help notify the deceased’s insurance company
  • Offer grief support
  • Direct you to other resources

For more information on what is involved with funeral planning contact us.