Free Printable Funeral Planning Checklist: Next Steps


It’s easy to feel caught off-guard after losing a loved one. Whether you’re experiencing a loss or helping someone else through this difficult time, it’s important to know what next steps to take. 

From making arrangements for the final resting place to organizing a service, it’s sometimes a surprise just how many decisions there are to make after a loss. Where do you begin, and how do you make sure you don’t overlook anything important?

We’ve created a simplified funeral planning checklist to guide you through these essential tasks after a death occurs. Taking the time to complete each step is a weight lifted from your shoulders. 

Download the full guide below to begin funeral planning with confidence. While this process will never be easy, it doesn’t have to feel impossible. 

Download the Funeral Planning Checklist

Download the checklist using the form below. 

Funeral checklist
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What’s in the Checklist?

The checklist includes 3 of the most important funeral planning stages:

  • The first 24 hours: The first steps are meant to be taken within the first 24 hours after a loss. These are practical, essential steps to inform others and set a strong foundation
  • Planning the funeral: Next, we walk you through how to plan a funeral and the questions to ask. 
  • Final preparations: Lastly, we’ll cover any final steps to take to ensure the funeral runs smoothly for everyone. 

While funerals are highly personal, it’s important to make sure you know what decisions need to be made. This checklist keeps you on track through every step of the process. 

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Plan a Final Send-Off

This checklist is designed to be an inclusive, understanding guide through funeral planning. While there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all, it’s a strong starting point no matter where you’re at in the planning process. 

Download the funeral checklist yourself to learn more about the stages of planning that go along with funerals and memorials. You’re in charge of creating an event that’s unique to your needs, so let this guide empower you to take that first step.

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