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What to Expect

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What to Expect

It can be hard to know where to begin when planning a funeral. Many questions may run through your mind: Who should I contact first? Who contacts the clergy? Who contacts the cemetery? What are my options for funeral services? How much does a funeral cost?

Know that you are not alone.

Whether a death has already occurred, you are planning a funeral in advance or you are looking for answers to your questions, we sincerely hope that you find the information contained in this section of our website helpful. You will find an overview of the arrangement process, veteran’s information, your consumer rights and personalization ideas.

We have also included information regarding earth burial, cremation, alkaline hydrolysis and green burial so that you may begin to have an understanding of the options available. All of this information is designed to help you begin visualizing a meaningful funeral that honors a life lived.

When you need to make funeral arrangements, know that your NFDA funeral director is prepared to help you with all of the important details. He or she will outline the entire funeral arrangement process for you, explain your options, contact all of the parties involved in the arrangements on your behalf and will make sure that everything is coordinated to your specifications.

We want you to focus on spending as much time as possible with your family and friends at this difficult time. Make your first call to your NFDA funeral director; they will handle all of the details for you.