Why You Should Consider Pre-Planning and Pre-Paying for Your Funeral

When a loved one passes away, the family typically has about three to five days to make final arrangements for the funeral. During this time of great sadness and grief, the family is not in the right mindset to be making major decisions. This is made even harder if your family does not have a clear idea of your final wishes. 

The best way to help your family before passing away is to plan to make financial arrangements for your funeral and other end-of-life services. This will help to ease your family’s stress and the financial burden that comes with planning a funeral. Benefits of pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral include: Continue reading

What to Consider When Choosing Cremation

If you are considering cremation as part of your end-of-life plan, there are a variety of things to consider when making your decision for yourself or a loved one. Cremation can be an excellent option for those who do not want all the services that typically come with a funeral and want only to be cremated. Others can choose to have the traditional visitation and funeral service followed by cremation. Continue reading

Etiquette Lesson: What to Wear to a Funeral

A funeral is a somber occasion, therefore it is important to be aware of tradition and cultural expectations when you decide what you are going to wear to a funeral or memorial service. It’s important, because in some societies, certain colors mean celebration while here in the United States, we may not associate it with a funeral. Read on so that you can make an informed decision the next time you attend a funeral. The last thing you want to do is worry about your clothing after the death of a friend or a loved one. Continue reading

Veterans Burial Benefits

At Beinhauer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, we believe the men and women who have served our nation deserve the same dedication and respect in return. We have gathered some information about Veteran’s Burial Benefits to help ensure families understand the options and resources that are available for their loved one’s funeral arrangements. Continue reading

End of Life Doula

Birth and death are both profoundly personal journeys for the loved one and the family and friends who are involved. Commonly, a doula is someone who is there for the woman during pregnancy and during and after the birth of the child, providing physical and emotional support during this personal and in some case traumatic period of the mother’s life. Continue reading