Service Planning Checklist

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made and details that need attention; it can be confusing and distressing. At Springfield Funeral Home, we help you make the right decisions, and support you through the entire process. Take the first step with us by downloading the checklist.


What Should I Do When Someone Dies?

The first step is simple. Call us: day or night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Once we receive the initial call, one of our funeral directors will arrange to receive your loved one from the place of death, into our care. Then, we work closely with you to create a service plan that meets both your wishes and your budget.


How Do I Begin Preparing for a Service or Ceremony?

Preparing for a service or ceremony can be difficult but planning can make the decisions easier and less stressful for the family. If your loved one doesn’t have an existing funeral plan in place, begin discussing the type, location, and date that suits your family.


What Details Should I Consider?

You may not know where to begin, but asking a few questions can help. For instance: Would family and friends want a final good-bye visitation prior to burial or cremation? Do they want to return the remains to another country? Should you choose a burial or cremation? A casket or urn? Do you want a religious service, a remembrance ceremony, or a celebration of life? How many attendees do you need to plan for?


After the Service, How Do I Move Forward?

Grief is not confined by time, and after the service, it can be challenging for families to move forward. To help you through this difficult time, we offer grief-support services. We also offer assistance with form filings on behalf of your loved one – ensuring you receive any government benefits that you may be entitled to. At Springfield, we're here to take care of you.