Pre-Planning

Deliver peace of mind for your family and ensure your final wishes are followed by pre-planning with Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services. We will help you make the best decisions for your needs and your budget.

Diann, Stephen, & Patrick Anderson

When you decide to pre-plan your funeral, it’s important to choose a funeral home you know you can trust.

Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services is a family-owned funeral home. Why is that important? Because unlike a big corporation, funeral service is a calling for us, and we put our community and its families first over everything else. We have been well known to the residents of Belvidere, Rockford, and Northern IL for over 125 years. We along with our son, Patrick, are committed to serving the next generation in our community, so you and your loved ones can rest assured we will be here to deliver on our promises. Everything you plan will be done with great care and excellence. We have always taken great pride in providing you with superior service and flawless implementation. The first rate service you receive today will be the same treatment you can expect in the years to come.

You can drop by our facility to speak with one of our Funeral Directors who are the best in their field. When you pre-plan, you have the choice of planning every detail of your funeral, or simply aspects that are important to you. You have the choice of fully paying for your funeral now, making a partial payment , or having your funeral planned but not funded.

Pre-planning is One of the Most Precious Gifts You Can Give
Protect your family from the stress of planning a service during an already difficult time. When death occurs, your loved ones will be able to spend more time supporting one another at home, and less time making arrangements at the funeral home.

Printable Checklist

Checklist

At Anderson, pre-planning is easy. Below is a list of information we will need from you during the arrangement process, as well as some items you will need to know. Whether you are pre-planning for yourself or assisting a loved one, this checklist will make the process seamless.

Vital Statistics

  • Name of Father, place of birth, year
  • Mother’s maiden name, place of birth, year
  • Education – elementary, high school, college, graduate school
  • Social Security number

Military Service

  • Veteran information
  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number

Affiliations

  • Fraternal, service and union memberships
  • Special recognitions

Persons to Contact

  • Children, relatives and friends to notify

Funeral Preferences

  • Preferred clergy/celebrant
  • Names of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers
  • Preferred music, Bible verses or poetry
  • Preferred clothing or jewelry
  • Burial property information
  • Special instructions

Location of important documents and passwords

A Copy of Power of Attorney (POA)