When we face the loss of a loved one, we feel lost and alone no
matter how many family members and friends are with us. We can’t
seem to focus on anything for very long, and it all seems
unreal. There is an overwhelming sense of not knowing what to do
next. We know there are decisions to be made, but any decision
seems more than we can possibly face. There is a sense of fear
that we will not remember everything, or we will do it all
You can trust your funeral directors at Tuttle Brothers Funeral
Home, and Riverview Funeral Home to take care of the details.
They are here for you. They will look after putting together any
plans you might want. The funeral should be a time of healing,
not a time of worry. We are committed to producing a meaningful
time of healing for you and your family. At Tuttle Brothers and
Riverview Funeral Homes we offer pre arrangement consultations
free of charge and at no obligation. We are licensed with the
Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs with all our
funeral directors holding valid pre arrangement licenses.
What is a pre arrangement?
A pre arrangement is the planning of funeral services before the
need arises. Our funeral directors would be happy to take the
time to meet with you to discuss what services would best suit
the needs of you and your family. It is very important to spend
the time you require to talk about different options, and for
you to ask all the questions you feel you need answered. The
first rule in funeral planning is “There Are No Rules…..” If a
song has meaning to the family or the person it should be sung.
If there are special people who can share meaningful thoughts
and insights into the life of the person, they should be heard.
All these details can be recorded by the funeral director, and
many other details such as type of service desired, casket
selection, final resting place, information regarding your
obituary (especially important as your next of kin may not know
all the particulars needed), or perhaps you may want to write
your own obituary. There would be no safer place for it to be
than in a pre arrange file registered with the funeral home.
Upon completion of your pre arrangement you will receive copies
of all the arrangements recorded, and as time goes by you can
make changes to these arrangements at any time. By doing so,
things are kept up to date and at the time of death, things will
not be mistakenly overlooked.
Do I have to pay at this time for the services I pre arrange?
No, You do not have to pay if you choose not to. Some people
choose not to pay at the time of the pre arrangement because
they have ample life insurance to cover the cost of the funeral
at the time of death. However there are benefits to pre-paying
your services such as:
• At Tuttle Brothers and Riverview Funeral Homes we offer pre
payment options to fit your needs.
• Pre-Payment will prevent inflation from increasing funeral
costs, the interest earned on a pre-payment investment allows
you to pay for tomorrows costs at today’s prices.
• Provides peace of mind that you are not leaving any expenses
to your family members.
• Should you be faced with re-locating to another area all you
would have to do is choose a funeral home in the area you are
re-locating to, let Tuttle Brothers and or Riverview Funeral
Home know in writing which funeral home you choose to render
your services, and we will transfer all your arrangements to
that location. If your arrangements are pre-paid with our firm,
you can choose to cancel the investment, which the principal
plus all interest earned will be returned to yourself, or if you
choose we can transfer the monies directly to the funeral home
providing the services, which will save you from having to do
this business all over again.
The advantages of funeral planning make sense. Please call for
an appointment to meet with one of our funeral directors to
discuss what arrangements would be best for you.
“Make your arrangements before the need arises…. For those