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Coroner: Funeral Home Information

In preparation for or following the death of your loved one, many decisions need to be made. One such decision is which funeral home will handle the arrangements. You may search Illinois funeral homes at the following link: http://ifda.org/funeral-home-listing/ .

To further assist you, we have developed a list of information and items you will need when you visit the funeral home. Please have the following with you for your initial meeting with funeral home staff:

  • Deceased's full legal name: first, middle, and last
  • Date of Birth and age
  • Birthplace: city, state, and country
  • Marital status
  • Name of surviving spouse, if applicable
  • Veteran's Discharge Papers, if applicable
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation and place of employment
  • Education, highest grade completed
  • Residence: number and street, city, county, state, and zip code
  • Father's name: first, middle, and last
  • Mother's name: first, middle, and last, including maiden name
  • Name of surviving relatives and cities in which they live: spouse, parents, children, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren
  • Cemetery name and location, if applicable: city, county, and state
  • Church affiliation
  • Organizations or memberships
  • Special achievements
  • One recent photograph for obituary and cosmetic purposes
  • Clothing, including undergarments, socks, dentures, glasses, and jewelry
  • List of 6 to 8 pallbearers, if applicable
  • Life insurance policies

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