Meet with your funeral director to plan the funeral.
– Your funeral director will gather information to help you design a final good-bye in keeping with both
your needs and your emotional and financial well-being.
– Your funeral director will gather personal information to help process all the legal requirements for the
funeral to proceed, including a burial permit and death certificates.
– Arrange for the date and times for visitation and final committal service with the cemetery and church.
– Prepare and place obituary and death notices and help in applying for death benefits from social
security, the veterans, insurance etc. as applicable.
– Arrange for clergy, pallbearers, personnel for a military funeral, and other participants in the funeral
service, along with producing car lists etc.
– Explain merchandise options to help you select merchandise, such as a casket, vault, and paper goods,
such as a register book and prayer cards.
– Arrange flowers, whether from our elegant silk rental flower inventory or from a florist. Advise you
on personalization of the funeral service, from photo boards, memory tables, music to food/drink ideas.
– Help you decide on the best payment option for your circumstances.
A clear explanation of what to expect during the next few days:
– When to arrive for the first viewing.
– What to expect during the public visitation.
– What will be done after the service with flowers, cards, the photo blanket, the DVD, etc.
that are received.
– Any items of information you will need to bring to the funeral home, including clothing
for the deceased.
– Inventory of personal possessions of the deceased, along with what is to remain with them
and what is to be returned to you.
– You will be given an explanation of the parting ceremony, the closing of the casket, the funeral
procession, church service if desired, and what will take place at the graveside committal
service up to and including the dismissal at the end of the ceremony.
– You will be asked to go to your cemetery of choice to verify the grave to be used when you have property, or to select a final resting place. The cemetery will have some papers for you to sign that ensures the interment, entombment or inurnment is handled with respect and within the laws of the State of Indiana. They will establish two important protocols: who has the right of disposition and who has the right to allow a grave, crypt or niche to be used for final placement of mortal remains.
For more information, go to calumetparkcemetery.com or call 736-5840 for Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and 980-1141 for Rendina Funeral Home.