Primary Goal of this Step
If the death occurred far away from where the burial will take place, you will need to work with a funeral director in the place the person died as well as a funeral director at the destination to make transportation arrangements.
If you are planning a cremation followed by a memorial service at a later date, the body can be cremated in the city where the person died and the cremated remains can be shipped to you. If you are planning a cremation that will take place after a funeral service, you'll need to work with funeral homes to coordinate the transportation of the body.
You will then need to schedule the funeral or memorial service, if you plan to have one.
Important Tasks: Arrange to Transport the Body & Schedule the Service
Arrange to transport the body, if necessary
If the body will be transported out of the city in which the person died and buried in another city, you will need to work with a funeral home to coordinate this transportation. You will likely have to work with two funeral homes: one in the city in which the person died and one in the city where the burial will be.
Decide when and where service will be
Choose the date and location you’d like to have the service, and made sure that location has availability on the day and time you want.