Whether you are preplanning a funeral or making arrangements immediately following a death, you will be required to select the specific items of funeral merchandise and services that you desire. This section will help provide general information on merchandise, services and funeral costs.

The choice of merchandise can be vast, from wood and metal caskets to concrete or fiberglass vaults to biodegradable urns and scattering vessels. Based on the choices, your funeral director will help you determine the costs and provide you with a fully itemized statement. If making prearrangements, these costs will be based on current pricing and may change at the time of death depending on inflation. If making at-need arrangements following a death, the pricing will be based on the costs at the time.