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Preplanning Your Funeral

Preplanning Your Funeral

You don’t need to be wildly rich to preplan your funeral. You also don’t need to be preoccupied with death to preplan your funeral. All you need to be is a person. Because the fact of the matter is that we will all die someday. But as you preplan your funeral, put your focus on the legacy you want to leave behind, rather than anything else. 


Preplanning Advantages

To begin this discussion of preplanning a funeral, let’s discuss why it’s important. As you may have seen before, here are 8 advantages to preplanning a funeral. 


  • Makes things easier on your loved ones, by decreasing emotional and financial stress.
  • Gives you full control of your funeral/cremation decisions.   You determine what your wishes are and put them in writing to provide a guide for your family and the funeral home.
  • Allows you to change or adjust the services you have selected at any time.
  • Gives you peace of mind.
  • A properly structured funeral trust remains protected regardless of future health care situations, i.e. nursing home. 
  • Guaranteed Funeral/Cremation trust offered with Bakken-Young 
  • Tax free growth
  • Planning properly today saves you money in the future


How to Preplan Your Funeral

The next steps to preplanning a funeral are pretty simple. Find a few local funeral homes that offer preplanning services. Talk to your friends about what their experiences have been with local funeral homes. Then take some time to talk to the funeral directors about what services fit your needs the most. At Bakken Young Funeral and Cremation Services, our staff is always ready to answer any of your questions. One easy way to do this is to head over to our preplanning page, scroll down to the middle of the page and fill out the Online Planning Form. This online system allows you to start the conversation with us about what your preplanning needs are. Then we can discuss with you what will benefit you and your family the most.


For those who are at-need users, we also offer a fully interactive online planning process. You can find this on our Preplanning page as well, at the top of the page. Click on the “At Need Planning” button and this will bring you to a login page where you can start the process of completing the online planning process for a loved one who has passed away. 

As always, if you have any questions, give us a call or email us at And when you’re ready to preplan a funeral, visit our Preplanning page to get started.

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