Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, but you are not alone in this. We are here to guide you throughout this journey and make this process one of love, healing, and life celebration. Here are some things to consider doing within the first few hours.
Do not fear this step. Our experienced staff will guide you through every step. There are many things that we will discuss.
We want this process to be as comforting as possible. While most families choose to have the arrangement conference at the funeral home, our staff can also meet with you in the comfort of your home.
During the conference, we'll ask you about your loved one to gain an understanding of the person the services will honor. Use this time to communicate your ideas and preferences, share your loved one's life story, revisit memories, and highlight their accomplishments.
This process helps our staff to guide you in the creation of a personalized, meaningful celebration of your loved one's life.
This process may include:
We'd like to make this process as smooth and stress-free for you as we can. Information that would be needed for required paperwork are:
Please also bring a recent photograph of your loved one. Don't worry about cropping the photo as our experienced staff will take care of that.
Clothing your loved one will be laid to rest in is another consideration. These should be brought into the funeral home for the arrangement conference or as soon as possible. These items can include slacks, blouse, shirt, personal undergarments, socks, slippers, shoes, suit, dress, skirt or overalls. You can also bring in their cologne or perfume as well as any make up or nail polish that they preferred.
You will undoubtedly go through many emotions during this time period. Its good to lean on family and friends. They are also looking for some way to help during this time. Here are also a few things that you will need to consider.
Now that the service has ended and most of the family have gone home, what do you do?
Our services do not end the day of the funeral or celebration. You will have many questions and we are here to help.
Most often we find that families have questions in regards to life insurance policies, social security and veteran's benefits. This is also the time to consider your monument needs or even pre-planning your own funeral or celebration.
We are here to assist you with the insurance claims or help you call social security or the veteran's service office. Should you need a ride please feel free to contact us. We are here to help.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home | (715) 449-2688
445 Main St., PO Box J, Birnamwood, WI 54414
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home | (715) 253-2713
401 W. College Ave., PO Box E, Wittenberg, WI 54499