Plan Ahead | Billings Funeral Home | Elkhart IN funeral home and cremation
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
| Elkhart, IN 46514
Tel: 574-264-2425
| Fax: 574-264-3336
Billings Personalized Funeral Home in Elkhart, Indiana
Altera Cremation Services
The Gathering Place at Centre 1231

Plan Ahead

New: Use Our Online Tool to Plan Ahead and Pay Online

Spend an hour with our family service advisor today and spare your family untold frustration later.

Planning a funeral only after the need arises is overwhelming. A family will have to make nearly 250 decisions within twenty-four hours of a loved one’s death. These decisions come, of course, at a time when they are least capable of making them. Preplanning lifts most of this emotional if not financial burden from your spouse or children.

Leave no room for doubt or potential conflict within your family.

Save everyone time and stress.

Personalize your farewell according to your wishes.

Arrange payments you can afford and lock in today’s prices.

The process of preplanning

First, give us a call at (574) 264–2425 or use the brief form below to set up an appointment with our family service advisor.

Second, if you haven’t already, you may want to consider your options. Perhaps you’d like to discuss them with your spouse or children. Use our lists of personalized services as a guide.

Third, be ready to provide us with all of your vital information—social security number, father and mother’s names, etc. If you are a veteran, you may want to locate your DD–214 discharge papers. You can even select a photo for your future obituary.

Fourth, you will meet with our family service advisor either in our arrangements office or at a place of your choosing. He’ll guide you through every last decision and answer all of your questions.

Keep in mind, 96% of people walk away “completely” or “very” satisfied with their decision to make prearrangements.

Make Arrangements and Pay Online Now

Request an appointment

Request an appointment, and we’ll send you a free packet with additional preplanning information. (If you’re ready to begin making arrangements, please use our online tool to plan ahead and pay online.)

Request an appointment (free preplanning information packet)

Frequently asked questions

Can I afford to pre-fund my arrangements?

Yes, we can set up a payment plan based on your budget.

What if funeral costs continue to rise?

Inflation won’t be a problem because we guarantee the price of our services at the time you make your arrangements.

What if I move?

We can transfer your plans to any funeral home in the country.

Can I use life insurance to cover the costs?

Yes, that is possible in many cases, but you’ll need to discuss your particular policy with us for a definitive answer.

Can I use Medicaid to cover the costs?

We cannot guarantee who is qualified for Medicaid, but we’d be happy to discuss your options with you. Regardless, you can always preplan even without funding.

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