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Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

It's Easy

Fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish. There is no obligation to meet with a member of our staff, and no requirement to put any money aside.



You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires. It also allows you to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your lifestyle, taste, and budget.



Relieve Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. The many decisions that must be made within a few hours or days after a death can be overwhelming for family members. Eliminate the “guess work” of what you would want and give your family the comfort of knowing they’ll have little to decide at such a burdensome time.



You Can Prepay

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Throughout time, the interest earned on the account is used to offset the increases in costs (such as grave opening/closings, newspaper notices, death certificates, etc.) Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.



What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.



Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.



Lopatich-Brinker Funeral Home, LLC
Phone: (724) 537-2001
601 Weldon Street, Latrobe, PA 15650


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