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What To Do When A Loved One Dies


Here are some of the important steps to take when a loved one dies. For a free pre-planning guide that provides more detail, call The Catholic Cemeteries at 651-228-9991.

  • Notify relatives and friends.
  • Contact your parish and notify the pastor or pastoral minister. They will assist you in planning the vigil and funeral liturgy.
  • Make cemetery arrangements, if these have not been made in advance. A family counselor at The Catholic Cemeteries can help you through the process. Burial Options & Products
  • Make funeral home arrangements.
  • Write an obituary. The funeral home can assist you with this step.
  • Notify insurance agent(s).
  • Secure important information about the deceased, including date and place of birth, Social Security number and/or veteran’s serial number, etc.
  • Check deceased’s will for special wishes.
  • Assemble important documents, including will, cemetery and/or funeral arrangement documents, birth certificate, marriage license, etc.


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