Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.

It’s All About Taking Control

Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes.

Making the commitment to planning ahead:

- Is easy. Simply fill out our online pre-planning form or call us at 847-356-2146. Once your plan is completed, we will put it on file in our office. Plus, there's no commitment. You can always change your mind.

- Lets your family clearly know your wishes.

- Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.

- Can protect your family from potential financial burden.


Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?

The simple answer is, "No." In most cases, the best place for your money is in your pocket, not ours. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leaving it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.

However, it may make sense for you to pre-fund your funeral arrangements. If you or your loved one are anticipating the need to go on public aid, for example, a pre-paid funeral could help ensure that your end of life wishes are carried out. When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account where it will be safeguarded until you need it. 

Another point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Ringa Funeral Home and Cremation Service, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.


Why Pre-Plan with Ringa Funeral Home and Cremation Service?

By pre-planning with us, you’re assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions, under emotional duress. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them.

Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that's right for you.


Ready to get started?

Request a personal appointment with a Ringa Funeral Home and Cremation Service pre-planning advisor. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.

Contact Us for an Appointment

Record your personal information to be kept on file at Ringa Funeral Home and Cremation Service. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us by calling (847) 356-2146.

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