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Serving Greater Kalamazoo, Battle Creek & Surrounding Areas
Many people today want to pre-plan their funerals to save their family members from the burden of working through all the details at the time of need. If you desire information about planing ahead or want to provide any details for us to keep on file, you can simply start the process by sending an email to us or by giving us a call. We will acknowledge receipt of your email as soon as possible.
To help ease some of the emotional difficulty in arranging or pre-arranging a funeral, we will be happy to bring our services to you in the comfort of your own home or another location that is more convenient for you.
Families find much more comfort in knowing that the funeral they pre-plan reflects their personal desires or the desires of their loved ones. Our desire is to complete the personal wishes of all those involved in pre-planning.
At the Whitley Memorial Funeral Home, we honor pre-arrangements made at any other funeral home. One of the many ways we can serve you better is to accommodate special situations, which includes transferring pre-arrangements.
If you would like information regarding transferring your pre-arrangements to our firm, or any other way we can help, please call us.
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral. While most people do not want to think about their own morality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now. The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
Pre-paying your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing. We can co-ordinate a payment plans that suits your needs, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. By pre-paying your funeral you eliminate your family second guessing on if they have spent too much or too little on your funeral. Pre-payment also protects you and your family from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable. Depending on your region, if your funeral costs less than the amount you have put aside, those funds will be refunded back to your beneficiaries. For more information on what is applicable in your region, simply speak to your funeral director. Each year thousands of people decide to pre-plan and pre-pay their funeral, these plans are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur in people’s lives.
What you can do in advance…
- Decide on Burial or Cremation and your casket or urn type.
- Pick what type of service you want (religious, military, non-traditional)
- Choose which funeral home to use.
- Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
- Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It’s difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone, pre-planning gives yourself, family and friends peace of mind. Pre-planning gives your loved ones direction of your wants and desires.
- It’s easy. Anyone can do it, and you can change your mind at any time.
Whitley Memorial Funeral Home
330 N. Westnedge Avenue | Kalamazoo, Michigan | 49007 | Phone: (269) 488-2401
Whitley Memorial Arrangement Office
319 Main Street | Battle Creek, Michigan | 49014 | Phone: (866) 631-2401