Pre-Planning Options

When a Loved One Is Close to Death

As part of our service, we believe making arrangements for burial, Aquamation, cremation, funeral services, memorial services, or transferring a loved one should be on your terms and meet your wishes. We invite you to come to our comfortable office, or, for no cost, we can come to your home, office, hospital room, or other place which you find to be more convenient.

We believe that part of our responsibility is to help you become a well-informed consumer.  We will do our best to provide you with a variety of appropriate options throughout the arrangement process so you can make the choices that are right for you and your loved ones.

Unlike other funeral homes in the Southern Nevada area, our arrangement staff do not work on commission.  When a person is near death or has died, we provide you with support and information, not pressure to purchase unneeded goods and services.

When Planning In Advance

Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral.  While most people do not want to think about their own mortality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now.  The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted.  Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.

Pre-Payment Options

Pre-paying your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing.  At Kraft-Sussman, we offer Guaranteed Insurance Plans, to provide the best consumer protection possible.  We can co-ordinate a payment plans that suits your needs, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals.  By pre-paying your funeral you eliminate your family second guessing on if they have spent too much or too little on your funeral.  Pre-payment also protects you and your family from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable.  Each year thousands of people decide to pre-plan and pre-pay their funeral, these plans are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur in people’s lives.  Our licensed funeral insurance agents can help you decide what type of plan best meets your needs. 

What you can do in advance…

  • Decide on Burial, Aquamation or Cremation and your casket or urn type.
  • Pick what type of service you want (religious, military, non-traditional)
  • Choose which funeral home to use.
  • Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service.
  • Prepay for your desired services, if you wish.

Benefits of Pre-Planning

  • Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death.  It’s difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone, pre-planning gives yourself, family and friends peace of mind.  Pre-planning gives your loved ones direction of your wants and desires.
  • It’s easy. Anyone can do it, and you can change your mind at any time.

When you do advance planning, you:

Relieve Your Family From Extra Emotional Burden
Advance planning allows you to removes the burden of decision-making from grieving family members. Should it be a traditional burial or cremation? Who should be the pallbearers? To whom should memorial donations be designated? Which casket is preferred? Will any special prayers or songs will be shared? Pre-planning gives loved ones the gift of certainty that the deceased’s final wishes are fulfilled.

Gather Pertinent Information Without Pressure
A significant amount of personal data and coordination is required in funeral planning. Will your loved ones know the maiden name of the deceased’s mother, or the parents’ places of birth? Will they know the dates and locations related to education or military service? What about locations and amounts of life insurance policies? Pre-planning ensures personal data is organized and documented, eliminating the need for grieving family members to research information following the death of a loved one.

Have A Record Of Your Personal Wishes Safely On File For Future Access By Your Family And Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services 
An organized folder will provide you and your loved ones with all of the information needed to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. A duplicate copy will be safely filed in our office. When death occurs, family members should contact Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services and we coordinate your wishes.

Relieve Your Family From The Financial Burden
If you choose to pre-pay as well as pre-plan your funeral, you eliminate the financial burden on your loved ones. When you decide the arrangements that are meaningful to you and your family, you may select your funeral options and purchase a funeral insurance policy through our office to alleviate the financial stress on your loved ones at the time of death.