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When Life Takes a Sudden Turn: What to do after the Death of a Loved One

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The death of a loved one can turn your world upside down. On top of your raw feelings of pain and sadness, it’s not uncommon to feel stressed by the after-death tasks that you need to handle. You can simplify the overwhelming task of funeral planning if you know where to start.


Here’s what you should do:

Write an obituary

Writing an obituary is a decent way to honor a deceased loved one. It tells stories and touches hearts. But how can you sum up a person’s life in just a few sentences? If you find it difficult to cut out information to meet the word limit, consider writing multiple versions.

Choose a funeral home

If your loved one has not done so during their lifetime, now is the time to choose a funeral home for the cremation or burial service. If you need assistance making funeral arrangements, Burial Financial Assistance and McDougal Funeral Home can help you. It’s important to choose the funeral home that will ensure your loved one gets the care they deserve.

Decide what products or services you’ll need

You’ll need to make decisions around products and services ranging from urns and caskets to outer burial containers and floral arrangements. You can make these purchases either directly from the funeral home or from a third-party.

Death is inevitable and it’s common to feel as if a part of you had died with your loved one, but you have to get yourself together and know your responsibilities. Funeral arrangements feel like a lot, but don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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