My Funeral and Burial Wishes
Trinity Lutheran Church
To you whom I love:
In the spirit of the risen Lord and with the sure and certain hope of the fullness of life after death, it is my wish to spare you as much anxiety, expense and inconvenience as I can. These requests will help you carry out my wishes at the time of my death and are meant to be a reassurance to you in time of grief.
My signature below indicates my request that these wishes be faithfully implemented by my family and friends, as best they can:
When this booklet has been completed, please make copies for those who will be handling your funeral arrangements and have the original placed in your permanent file at the church office. You will note that each booklet is for one person's wishes only, married couples will each need to fill one out.
If you are interested in donating all or some of your bodily organs, please make that known when you renew your driver's license so that it can be stamped "Donor." If you are interested in preparing a "Living Will," you should make those arrangements. Inform others such as family members, hospitals, physicians, clergy, etc., of your wishes. After your death, it may be too late to carry out your wishes if these people have not already been informed of your intent to have your organs donated.
Kindly notify these persons as soon as possible at the time of my death.
My signed and executed last will and testament is located at:
VA Office to notify___________________________________________
Location of discharge papers____________________________________
Pension benefits from employer - who should be notified?
Bank Books and certificates____________________________________
I have money deposits at the following places:
Extra key for car located______________________________________
Other important documents_____________________________________
To administer my estate I have appointed:__________________________
My attorney is_______________________________________________
In case my spouse and I should die at the same time, _______________ of ___________________ has/have consented to act as Guardians of our minor children.
I would like obituaries sent to the following publications:
Names, addresses, relationship and phone numbers of relatives to be noted in obituary: (use additional paper if needed)
My Funeral Service
The funeral home I request is ___________________________________
Type of casket _____________________________________________
I desire the use of a pall on my casket (white cloth covering for the coffin)__
I request a religious funeral service________________________________
With afternoon ________ and/or evening _______________ reviewal
Service to be conducted by_____________________________________
Suggestions for organ music____________________________________
Names of readers____________________________________________
Favorite prayers to be offered___________________________________
I have a burial lot _____________ Number _________ Location________
I request only a graveside service ________________________________
Please describe _____________________________________________
The ashes to be present at the funeral service________________________
Everyone should fill out their own funeral booklet, including each spouse of a married couple. Please return the original to the church to be filed in your permanent file. It would be a good idea to have copies of the booklet made for those who will be planning your funeral. Send each person a copy or discuss it with them so they are aware that it exists, prior to your death. The name and address of the church is_______________________________.
Do you want me to think of dying? I think you do. But you have told us not be troubled, because you have gone on to prepare a room for us, and will come to get us when our time has come. Help me to think of death not so much as the end, but as the beginning of a wonderful life with you and with dear friends who already are with you. Amen.
Dr. Alvin Rogness
Additional notes or instructions to my loved ones:
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