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The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Funeral Wishes

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The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Funeral Wishes

by Bill Carlin, Owner of Miller Carlin Funeral Homes

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be extremely difficult to handle all the grief and sorrow that you are feeling. You also need to organize the funeral service and make sure that everything runs as planned. While you are doing all of this, you may also wonder what the best possible way is to honor your loved one’s funeral wishes. If you are wondering why it is important to do so, here are some things to keep in view:

If they have left some instructions in their will, or if you’re aware of the fact that they have pre-planned their funeral, honor those personal wishes. Check which funeral home they have made all these arrangements with and ensure that everything is handled in the best possible way.

If you feel that the person wasn’t very conventional in the way they lived their life, having a celebration of life might be a better way to honor their memory.

Another great way in honoring the person’s wishes is to make sure that you go through any instructions that they have left behind thoroughly. Understand whether they have wanted you to do something charitable in their name. You can also dedicate a bench at a local park that they might have visited on a regular basis or plant some trees in your yard.

Even if you have different ideas about how the funeral service or memorial service needs to be, make it a point that it is conducted in line with your loved one’s prepared wishes.

Following these steps will help ensure that you keep the person’s memory alive and honor them in the most appropriate way possible. If you want information about our services here at Miller Carlin Funeral Home, contact us by email at or give us a call 320-251-CARE today.

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