Preplanning Checklist

Preplanning Checklist

The following checklist will help you create your personalized plan.

Ways to Plan Ahead:



  • Gather personal information for your obituary
  • Make note of any specific instructions for your services and final disposition

Cremation Service

  • Select cremation container
  • Select from urn and keepsake options
  • Consider any customs, traditions, or religious rites that are important to you and your family
  • Select the clothing you would like to be dressed in
  • Select music or text you would like played or read aloud


  • Select a clergy member, celebrant, family member or friend to preside over the service
  • Ask friends or family members to give a eulogy or do a reading

Final Disposition

  • Scatter at sea
  • Retain at a residence
  • Burial at a cemetery 

Information You'll Need

Personal Information

  • Your father’s name
  • Your mother’s maiden name
  • Your level of education
  • Your social security number


  • Fraternal organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Union memberships
  • Any special recognitions you have

Military Service Information

  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number


There’s no need to make all the decisions right away. For personalized assistance in creating your plan, contact one of our experts to schedule a one-on-one meeting.


Click here to download our Preplanning Checklist

Pacific Cremation Services
Phone: (949) 382-7782
Fax: (949) 600-8466
23101 Lake Center Drive #150, Lake Forest, CA 92630

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