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Larkin Mortuary

The last thing on your bucket list. Swimming with sharks. Lunching beneath the Eifel Tower. Seeing the Cubs win the World Series. Planning your own funeral. Hopefully you watched every at-bat with Bill Murray and can check the cubs off your bucket list. As for sharks and Paris, Bring your lunch to the square not to the shark cage and you’ll be fine. As for funeral planning, here’s a few suggestions. First, make it yours. That’s right, don’t die and let aunt Helen sing “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” accompanied by one of her friends on the new age harp. The only way to prevent that is to pre-plan. “We’ve had some people come in with some pretty crazy ideas,” says Spencer Larkin of Larkin Mortuary. “We’re fine if they want their casket painted fire engine red like their first car, or they want the whole congregation to sing the words to an Elton John song. What’s important for those left behind is the opportunity to celebrate all the characteristics of a friend or family member who made them laugh, love and cry. All those emotions are essential to preserving memories and celebrating life.” The only way to do that is to plan the service yourself. Think of it as the last thing on your bucket list. Second, plan it with your spouse only. You two started together, write the ending together without the distraction of keeping everybody in the family happy. Don’t feel guilty about not including them. They get to do their own someday. Third, Plan with somebody you can trust and let all the kids and friends know where the plans are. Larkin does a great job at this, no matter where you want to be buried or cremated or cryogenically frozen. They sit one-on-one with you and go over

every detail. The plan is digitally stored, backed-up and updated regularly so there is no chance of one data bit being lost. They offer different financial plans so your kids don’t get stuck with the bill…unless that is part of your plan. “Most people don’t know all the details that go into a service until someone close to them passes,” Spencer says. “And over and over we hear them say: ‘I wish I could’ve enjoyed the days before the funeral but I was too caught up in planning and

worrying about offending someone in the family and how I was going to pay for things.’ When parents have a plan in place it’s the best parting gift they can give their children.” So take out your bucket list. Go straight to the bottom and add Pre Plan my funeral. When you check that one off you’ll feel a whole lot better knowing Helen will be singing at your brotherin-law’s funeral, not yours. 

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