When someone you knew and loved passes away, the shock and grief can be overwhelming at first. However, you also are met with the urgency to make final plans for their services. It is important to take the right steps to make sure you get everything done at the right time. If you haven’t planned a cremation in Glenview, IL before, use these steps to help you figure things out.
Step 1: Get The Death Certificates
You need to get a number of death certificates first before you move on with any planning or other issues that need to be addressed. Once you have the certificate (and you should get many copies to help you out down the road) you can move forward with other processes.
Step 2: Move Toward Cremation
If you have already decided you want to have your loved one cremated, once you have the death certificate, you can get that process started by contacting the funeral home of your choice. They can arrange to have your loved one transported to their facilities and can help you with rest of the cremation process in Glenview, IL.
Step 3: Figure Out Memorial Services
If you want to have some type of memorial service for your loved one after their cremation, you will want to start on arrangements for that next. Keep in mind that cremation gives you the freedom to hold a memorial soon, or sometime down the road. It can also be held in a funeral home, your house, a beach, or a whole different state.
Step 4: Get The Word Out
There are many ways in which you will want to get the word out about the memorial service for your loved one after they are cremated. Of course, you will inform close family members in person or over the phone. You may send out an email to distant relatives and other friends as well. But there might also be people in your loved one’s life who, while you may not know them, might like to attend if you are having an open service that anyone can attend. It is always nice to write an obituary for your loved one to run in the local newspaper so everyone is informed of the basics. If you open the memorial service up, include the details. Keep things short, sweet, and to the point and expand on the details with a program at the memorial service.
Planning a Glenview, IL cremation memorial service is never going to be easy, but when you work with the right professionals, you can transfer the details of the cremation on to them. Contact Chicagoland Cremation Options at (773) 631-0018 for help with your loved one’s cremation. We want you to have options when it comes to your loved one’s cremation and we are humbled to serve your family throughout the process. Visit us at 9329 Byron St. Schiller Park, IL 60176 or check our website for information at http://www.chicagolandcremationoptions.com/