Immediate Need

In the challenging time when your loved one's passing is imminent or has already occurred, we at Billings Funeral Home are here to offer our support and guide you through every step. Please call us immediately, and our compassionate team will assist you in discussing your options and navigating this difficult time.

Immediate Actions

If your loved one has passed away at a nursing home, hospice facility, or hospital, kindly inform the staff that you have chosen Billings Funeral Home, and they will notify us promptly.

In the case of a loved one passing away at home under hospice care, please inform the nurse that you have selected Billings Funeral Home, and he or she will notify us accordingly.

If your loved one has passed away at home without hospice care, call 9-1-1. When the county coroner or police arrive, let them know you have chosen Billings Funeral Home, and they will notify us promptly.

When we receive notification of your loved one's passing, our care team will quickly respond. Meanwhile, please get in touch with us with any questions; we are available 24/7.

Information We'll Need

We understand this is a difficult time, but we'll need some essential information to assist you better. We'll require:

  • Full name of your loved one
  • Birthdate
  • Place of birth
  • Social security number
  • Last home address
  • Occupation
  • Highest level of education
  • Father’s and mother’s names (including maiden name)
  • Primary physician
  • Next of kin and their contact information
  • Was your loved one a veteran?
  • Permission to embalm if you opt for a public viewing or open casket service

Next Steps

Once your loved one is in our care, we'll schedule a meeting at our arrangements office with one of our funeral directors—Brad, Jo, Bill, Dorinda, or Kenna. They will carefully review your options, answer your questions, and guide you.

During this time, consider discussing potential arrangements with your family. Please review our services as a guide and contemplate details such as the location of the memorial, musical selections, dates, times, and the officiant of the service.

You may also want to gather the following items if necessary:

  • A recent photo of your loved one
  • Clothing (loose clothing with high collars and long sleeves is recommended), undergarments, glasses, jewelry, makeup, or other personal items
  • Veteran discharge papers
  • Life insurance policies

Our commitment is to support you during this challenging time, ensuring a thoughtful and respectful farewell for your loved one. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time for help.

Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
| Elkhart, IN 46514
Tel: 574-264-2425
| Fax: 574-264-3336

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