Making funeral plans in advance prevents an unexpected financial burden and emotional decisions for your loved ones. Your loved ones simply contact Bunker’s, and we will implement your transition plan.
We understand that planning a funeral in advance can be intimidating. However, there are a number of compelling reasons to making funeral plans and final arrangements in advance.
Here are four of the most common reasons to preplanning a funeral:
1. YOUR FAMILY WILL KNOW YOUR WISHES: Sadly, many families experience disputes and hard feelings when arranging for a loved one’s unexpected death. Because memories of the loved one’s wishes sometimes contradict each other, disagreements can easily arise, damaging the healing process. By making your funeral plans now, your loved ones won’t have to guess at what you may have wanted – they will know you were remembered as you wanted to be.
2. URGENT DECISIONS ARE COMPLETED NOW: Did you know that often more than 150 decisions and tasks must be completed within the first 24 to 48 hours after an individual’s passing? By making funeral plans ahead of time, you can ensure that your loved ones don’t have to wrestle over those details and decisions during their time of emotional upheaval. Knowing that everything is taken care of will allow proper remembrance and the first steps of healing.
3. PEACE OF MIND IS YOURS: All of your funeral plans are guaranteed and will be carried out just as you have directed. You and your family can feel comfortable that although you won’t need the plans for years to come, when they are needed, they will be available and taken care of. There is an immense peace knowing your wishes will be executed as you designed them, meaning those you care about will be able to remember you as you want them to.
4. FUNERAL COSTS ARE ADDRESSED: As with most products and services, inflation drives the cost of funerals up yearly. Preplanning and purchasing a prepaid funeral plan generally ensures that your funeral is completely paid for at today’s prices. Many people assume savings or life insurance will cover their final expenses, but funerals must be paid for up front and many life insurance policies or bank accounts aren’t accessible to families until well after services have been rendered. By purchasing a prepaid funeral plan your family isn’t left to decide who will pay for the funeral.
For more information on prepaid funerals, prepaid burial, prepaid cremation, or planning a funeral in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer consultations in your home, or at either of our locations, without obligation. Click here to start planning now, or call (480) 964-8686 to speak with an Advance Planning Specialist.
Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:
The simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.
Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.
When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for.
Another point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Bunker Family Funeral Homes, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.
By pre-planning with us, you’re assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions, under emotional duress. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be. That’s guaranteed.
Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that’s right for you.
Request a personal appointment with a Bunker Family Funeral Homes pre-planning advisor. Record your personal information to be kept on file at Bunker Family Funeral Homes. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.