Preplanning Checklist

Now is the best time to prepare for the future. At Rabenhorst, we believe planning ahead is of the utmost importance. Whether you are making prearrangements for yourself or a loved one, this checklist will make the process seamless.

  • Vital Statistics (including)
    • Name of father, place of birth, year
    • Mother’s maiden name, place of birth, year
    • Education – elementary, high school, college, graduate school
  • Social Security Number
  • Veteran Information
    • Military service
    • Branch rank
    • Date of enlistment
    • Date of discharge
    • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
    • Serial number
  • Affiliations
    • Fraternal, service and union memberships
    • Special recognitions
  • Persons to Contact
    • Children, relatives and friends to notify
  • Funeral Preferences
    • Preferred clergy/celebrant
    • Names of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers
    • Preferred music, bible verses or poetry
    • Preferred clothing or jewelry
    • Burial property information
    • Special instructions
  • Location of important documents and passwords