Funeral Arrangement Conference

The arrangement conference provides the family the opportunity to create the funeral service that will be meaningful to them. To ensure we meet all your needs and wants, this meeting may take some time, plan approximately two hours. Although the vast majority of arrangement conferences are handled at our funeral home, we are available to come to your residence.

When you come to the conference, please bring the following information/items:

Information belonging to the deceased (these are items required for a Minnesota Death Certificate):
  1. Social Security Number
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Birth Place
  4. Highest level of education
  5. Father's Full Name
  6. Mother's Full Name (including maiden name)
  7. Cemetery name
  8. Military discharge papers (Form DD214)
Items required for the funeral service you select:
  1. Information you would like placed in the obituary (if so desired)
  2. Recent color photograph for obituary and/or preparation purposes
  3. Clothing (all normal items including undergarments; for women, an outfit closed at the neckline and long sleeves are preferred)
  4. Jewelry and personal items (these items can either be brought to the arrangement conference or on the day of the visitation and will be returned to you at your request)
  5. Eye Glasses (if so desired)
During the funeral arrangement conference, we will ask you how many certified copies of the death certificate are needed. As part of our services, we will obtain certified copies on your behalf. To assist you in ascertaining the number of certified copies needed, plan to order one for each of the instances listed below:
  1. Life Insurance Company
  2. Bank where one or more accounts exist
  3. Pension, IRA or other retirement benefits
  4. Stock and Bonds
  5. Titled real estate property
  6. Titled motor vehicle
  7. Probate of Will
  8. Final tax return
  9. Your own files

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