Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~ An epitaph in Ireland
To Honor and Celebrate Life.
When someone you love has died, you may wonder, what do I do now ― where do I begin?
With one phone call to The Spring Grove Family, you can arrange to make all the funeral and interment plans for your loved one. With funeral homes, a crematory, chapels, cemeteries, mausoleums, and many memorialization options, The Spring Grove Family can take care of all your needs with compassion and convenience.
Because we are committed to creating a personal tribute that truly reflects the life lived, we like to begin with a meeting to discuss your needs, offer ideas, and put a plan in place to make the experience a little easier. We embrace the importance, individuality, and richness if each person's life. Our experienced staff will help your family find unique ways to memorialize your loved one, providing you with meaning and comfort in the process.
Begin by thinking about the arrangements you want. Will you want a traditional service with a viewing and church service? Do you want a certified celebrant to assist you with a non-traditional service? Will a traditional burial be performed or are you interested in cremation? Do you want to hold a reception for friends and family after the service? Our caring staff will guide you through these many decisions. We will take care of important things like filing the death certificate, assisting with the obituary, and preparing necessary documentation to apply for veterans benefits if applicable. Families usually need 2-3 hours to make all the necessary arrangements.
To help prepare you for a meeting with one of our advisors, we have compiled a helpful checklist of documents and information we suggest you gather together. While it is not necessary to have any or all of these items at our first meeting, it is helpful.
One recent photo
One favorite photo (to be used for several memorial items)
Up to 50 favorites for a memorial video
Social Security number of the Deceased
Date/place of birth
Parents and survivors full names
Military Discharge Records (DD 214, if applicable)
Anything the Deceased would wear on a daily basis including undergarments, socks/hosiery, jewelry, lapel pin, watch, rosary, glasses, cologne, lipstick, nail polish, etc.
If the funeral has been prearranged with us, we will already have much of the needed information, insurance forms, and paperwork. If there are additional insurance policies to consider, you may also bring them with you. The funeral home can assist the family with processing life insurance policies to pay funeral expenses.
Please feel free to contact us at 513-853-1035 if you have any questions.