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Caro Michigan Funerals

There is no better firm than a family owned firm. Mark Ransford and his staff continue to live up to the outstanding reputation they have earned over the past 85 years.  

Preplanning Checklist

Where to Begin

Whether you decide on burial or cremation, preplanning a funeral is a seamless process, nevertheless you do need a few things to get started:

  • Vital Statistics (including)
  • Name of Father, place of birth, year
  • Mother’s Maiden Name, place of birth, year
  • Education – elementary, high school, college, graduate school
  • Social Security Number
  • Veteran Information
  • Military Service
  • Branch Rank
  • Date of Enlistment
  • Date of Discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial Number
  • Affiliations
  • Fraternal, Service and Union Memberships
  • Special Recognitions
  • Persons to Contact
  • Children, Relatives and Friends to Notify
  • Funeral Preferences
  • Preferred Clergy/Celebrant
  • Names of Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers
  • Preferred Music, Bible Verses or Poetry
  • Preferred Clothing or Jewelry
  • Burial Property Information
  • Special Instructions
  • Location of Important Documents and Passwords