Advance Planning

Why and How to Plan a Funeral in Advance

A death occurs. And without warning, a family member or friend is left to make all the difficult decisions of arranging a funeral. Most have little idea of what is involved, what the costs are, and, most importantly, what final arrangements the deceased would have wanted.

When a loved one dies, the anxieties and stress of making funeral plans can be an overwhelming emotional responsibility. In addition, the costs involved can leave a real financial burden on your surviving family members, especially when they are least prepared to deal with additional worries about money. That’s why more and more people are thoughtfully planning funeral arrangements in advance with Weller Funeral Home.

Weller Funeral Home’s Advance Planning program allows you to protect your family members or friends from the stress of difficult funeral decisions at a time of emotional upheaval. It also eliminates any guesswork about what kind of choices you might have preferred.

Advance funeral planning is a decision only you can make. Our prearranged funeral program allows you to plan ahead by making wise personal choices, in writing, knowing that your wishes will be carried out.

Affordable Prearrangements

Our Funeral Directors, experts at Advanced Planning, will work with you to arrange the best possible services and guarantees at today’s prices.

Inflation protection

By purchasing your funeral in advance, you can lock in the cost of your funeral based on today’s prices. With funeral costs rising an average 5% per year, it’s a real benefit for your loved ones, as well as sound financial planning.


Whether you decide to move out of town or across the country, your pre arrangements are transferable to any of our more than 800 affiliated funeral homes located in most major metropolitan areas.

Peace of mind

You’ll be secure in knowing that you have spared your loved ones added stress, worry, anxiety and expense by prearranging your funeral. Over half a million people have chosen our program – the most trusted, experienced funeral prearrangement program in the world.

A living decision

Like a living will, your prearranged funeral specifies your wishes in advance. Once you’ve decided, your loved ones will have a permanent record of your preferences for tomorrow.

Why Pre-plan Funeral Arrangements?

1. Guaranteed Price

All funeral home service charges, livery and merchandise items are price guaranteed, whether paid in full or over a convenient payment schedule.

2. Substantial Savings

You decide now what type of arrangements you want and how much you want to spend… at a time when decisions will be made calmly and intelligently.

3. Security

State and Federal Law requires your money be deposited in a special insurance policy. Funding of your pre-arrangements is protected by the rules and regulations governing same in our State and by Federal guidelines when applicable.

4. Convenience

You can make pre-need funeral arrangements in our funeral home or in the comfort, privacy and security of your own home.

5. No Health or Age Restrictions

You can participate in this program regardless of your age or health status.

6. Transferability

In the event you move from our neighborhood, your pre-arranged funeral contract is transferable to any funeral home.

7. Modification

You can modify your pre-arranged funeral contract at any time … without penalty.

8. Our Understanding Pre-Need Staff

Our Funeral Director, Danny Klein, with over 45 years experience, is dedicated to serving the needs of pre-need families. He will explain all of your options and benefits in a relaxed, stress-free environment.

9. Eliminate Doubts

Spare your family the emotional stress of making decisions during a difficult time. A pre-need funeral arrangement records your exact wishes. Many consider it the final gift for those they love.

10. Peace of Mind

The pre-funding of funeral arrangements has become a standard and universally accepted part of a sound estate planning. With a Weller Funeral Home Advance Plan in place, you have the confidence that at a time of need, no matter where in the world a death emergency occurs, professional assistance for your family is only one telephone call away. No one again need ask, “What do we do now?” We will coordinate all aspects of the service from beginning to end, so that survivors may be saved the burden of spending a time of deepest sadness discussing business and contemplating a funeral invoice.

If you’d like to discuss your pre-planning needs, please call Weller Funeral Home at 203-624-6931. You can also send us an email via our contact page.