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Who created it? Mueller, Scott, 1958-
What's it called? What to know before you go : an insiders answers to the most commonly asked questions about death, grief and funerals / Scott Mueller ; edited by Taelor Johnson and Pamela Traphagen.
Who published it? St. Paul, MN : Mueller Memorial Inc., 2014.
2015
Edition info! Second edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  393 Mue  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 96 pages ; 22 cm
What's it about? If you've ever been a part of planning a funeral, you know that there are a lot of questions that need to be answered in a short amount of time. Or if you've never planned a funeral, you may have no idea where to even start. "What to Know Before You Go" is an easy-reading resource that will answer the questions you're asking, and bring up some of the questions you should be asking, before you make any major decisions about a funeral. Whether you're planning for yourself or for a family member, or if it's an imminent need or planning for your own (hopefully) distant future, it is amazing how a little bit of thought and planning now can save you or your survivors so much worry and anxiety when the time of need comes. You can use the information in this book to help you make educated decisions about exactly what you want when that time comes. Clients have also effectively used the book as an icebreaker to start a difficult conversation with aging parents. As a second-generation funeral director for Mueller Memorial, Scott Mueller has been around the funeral profession his entire life and has been practicing in it for nearly 40 years. In that time he has been asked many questions about what goes into a funeral, why we need funerals, and how to make a funeral a meaningful and personalized tribute to a beloved family member or friend. By the end of this book, you will be better informed about why we have funerals, what you want from the ceremonies and celebrations that can surround a death, and how to get the best quality, care, and value from the funeral home you choose. From the functional to the frivolous with What to Know Before You Go, you'll get all the answers you need for a funeral or memorial that's as unique as the individual being celebrated.
What's in it? Why you don't trust me (How do I keep from being ripped off? ; What should I look for in a funeral home or cremation provider? ; Does ownership matter? ; Who regulates the funeral profession?) -- Funeral customs and traditions (How did funerals become common? ; How did the practice of embalming begin? ; How did funeral direction become a profession? ; Do I need a Church? ; How can I personalize a funeral?) -- The function of funerals (Why have a funeral? ; Can we pull this event off in three days? ; What is the value of a viewing?) -- Burial services (What's involved in full burial services? ; Is a casket required? ; can I get a casket elsewhere? ; Why does the state require a vault? ; Why is embalming required? ; Wht are the options and costs of full burial?) -- Cremation services(Do funeral homes offer cremation? ; What's the difference between a funeral home and a cremation, is a Casket required? ; What happens during cremation? ; How do I know that the ashes I get are those of the one I love? ; What can I use for an Ur? ; What can I do with the ashes? ; does the Catholic Church allow cremation? ; What is green cremation?) -- Issue of cost (How much is a funeral? ; How much does cremation cost? ; What are the death benefits for Veterans? ; How can I save money?) -- Death and red tape (can my identity be stolen at death? ; How do I begin to handle the estate? ; Do I need an attorney?) -- How to prepare (What are the advantaes of Pre-planning? ; How do I know my wishes will be followed? ; Can I prepay for my funeral? ; If I get estimates and prepay, are the costs frozen? ; What I I outlive my assets? ; Bringing it home).
Helpful subjects! Funeral rites and ceremonies -- United States.
Death.
Bereavement.
Bereavement. (OCoLC)fst00830665
Death. (OCoLC)fst00888613
Funeral service. (OCoLC)fst00936257
Special numbers! 9780988550001
0988550008
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