Gathering to share memories is a very important first step in the healing process following a loved one’s death. Here in East Moline, the most common funeral services include the traditional options—a visitation and funeral service, followed by cemetery burial. The details can differ widely. For example, some may prefer a private rather than a public viewing. Some families choose a simple graveside service rather than larger, more formal service. We want you to know that whatever you choose is the correct choice.
When it comes to veterans’ funerals, there are several benefits available for little to no cost. Military Funeral Honors, veterans’ grave markers, and burial flags are among the possible ways to honor a veteran. A DD Form 214 is the preferred proof of eligibility for these veteran benefits.
One way to reduce the stress of making many choices at the time of need is to preplan your funeral. With preplanning, you can also choose your favorite music and readings so no one in your family has to guess what you would like at your funeral. In addition, preplanning can also help you avoid increasing costs when you pay in advance. Whether you choose to pay for your funeral in advance or not, planning ahead will relieve your family of the burden of making choices when they are overwhelmed with emotion. Learn more about planning ahead now.