Planning Ahead

Why Do So Many People Plan Their Funeral Ahead of Time?

Many of our neighbors have come to us to put their funeral and burial preferences into writing. Each person does this for his or her own reasons, but we do see some common benefits it offers. And since you can get started right here on our website, the process is incredibly simple.

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“Caring by Preparing” Lunch & Learn Pre-Planning Presentation

Join us for a “Caring by Preparing” Lunch & Learn presented by Haben Funeral Home. The seminar will help you understand your options for Cremation & Burial, Estate Planning – Wills & Trusts, what most people don’t know about Pre-Planning, and more! There will be an opportunity to have your questions regarding funerals and get your plan in order for your family.

Reserve your seat! Call (708) 205-8487 or email  [email protected].

Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 @ 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM

St. Peter Parish Library
(Basement Entrance Next To Rectory Office Door)
8116 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL

Your Needs and Preferences Will Be Followed

Planning a farewell involves a lot of decisions. Traditional burial or cremation? Elaborate funeral and visitation with religious elements or a simple memorial with a secular eulogy? These are very personal choices, some with cultural and religious implications. Make sure there is no doubt about what you would have wanted by putting all of your wishes into writing with us.

Offer Peace of Mind to Your Family

In the moments after a loss, the grief and pain can be overwhelming. The feelings and emotions can make it very difficult for your loved ones to make the kind of practical decisions they need to after your passing. Imagine the relief they will have when they learn you’ve already made all of those decisions for them. It’s why we call preplanning the greatest gift of love you can give your family and friends.

Remove a Financial Burden from Your Loved Ones

While you do not need to pre-pay when you choose to preplan, you will have that option. We advise you to draw upon resources from Forethought™ and the National Guardian Life Insurance Company — both highly respected groups who offer convenient and safe prepayment options. By paying for your farewell in advance, you ensure that your family won’t have to face these expenses by themselves. It also helps protect them from the temptation to emotionally overspend.