Plan Ahead : Why Plan Ahead?

Make Decisions in a Clear Organized Manner

Prearranging your funeral allows you to think clearly about funeral decisions. Many of the details needed at the time of death are obscure, such as your mother's maiden name, the city in which you were born, or your social security number. The best person to provide this information is you. It also allows you to contribute to the decision making process on such details as the type of service, clothing, visitation, flowers, music, newspaper notices, and other printed materials.

Reduce Your Loved One's Burdens in a Time of Grief

Within a short time of your death, your loved ones may need to make more than 120 decisions regarding your funeral and burial. By preplanning, you can calmly make these decisions for them, relieving them from these additional responsibilities in their time of grief.

Pay for Your Funeral at Today's Costs

Funeral Home charges may range from about $2,000 to $12,000. At Hultgren, pre-planning allows you to pay for your funeral at today's prices rather than the inflated prices of the future. We have many payment plans that can fit your budget. Our prefunding is underwritten by Lincoln Heritage, The Forethought Group, Catholic Fraternal Life, or the Illinois Funeral Directors Association. Planning ahead just makes good sense. It's the same type of preplanning we've been doing all of our lives. We preplan our education, our health insurance, savings, auto purchases, home purchases, vacations, and retirement. More and more people today are now also preplanning their funerals. The prearrangement process can be very brief and simple, or it can be quite thorough. The choice is yours. And, all of the planning that you do now will alleviate the weight of this responsibility from your family in their time of need. Consider preplanning; allow yourself to think through these things in a relaxed setting at your convenience. Contact our Preneed Counselor today and schedule an appointment for a no-obligation consultation. Or stop by for a visit when you are in the Wheaton area. With your consultation, you'll receive a FREE copy of our Final Wishes Organizer. It contains a wealth of helpful tips and information covering topics from funeral planning to securing important documents. We look forward to being able to help you in any way.