Does Rettinger Funeral Home do
Yes, we do. You will find our
prices to be very competetive, call us, get informed, and make an
informed decision. 952-473-6954 anytime. The
more you understand about your options, the mystery you are feeling
will be diminished.
I've never arranged a funeral before. What
do I need to know?
At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in
making funeral arrangements. This will not be an easy time, but we
offer these tips for smart planning:
- Be an informed consumer and ask questions
- Choose an independent funeral home and a licensed funeral
- Discuss all service and payment options during the funeral
- Make sure you receive a copy of the funeral home's General
- Be prepared to make decisions and organize details in advance
- Plan a personalized and meaningful ceremony to help you begin
What do funeral directors do?
Funeral directors are caregivers and administrators. They make
the arrangements for the transportation of the deceased, complete
all necessary paperwork, and implement the choices made by the
family regarding the funeral and final disposition of the
Funeral directors are listeners, advisors, and supporters. They
have experience assisting the bereaved in coping with death.
Funeral directors are trained to answer questions about grief,
recognize when a person is having difficulty coping, and recommend
sources of professional help. Funeral directors also link survivors
with support groups at the funeral home or in the community.
What types of funeral services exist?
Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type
of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and
cultural traditions, costs, and personal preferences. These factors
help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple,
public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held.
They also influence whether the body will be present at the
funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and, if so,
whether the casket will be open or closed and whether the remains
will be buried or cremated.
Why have a public viewing?
Viewing is part of many cultural and ethnic traditions. Many
grief specialists believe that viewing aids the grief process by
helping the bereaved recognize the reality of death. Viewing is
encouraged for children as long as the process is explained and the
What to Do If Death Occurs
What should I do if a death occurs at home?
Call Rettinger Funeral Home & Cremation Services, hen death
occurs, personnel are available to assist you at any hour,
seven days a week. Please call 952-473-6954 for assistance.
Will someone come right away?
If you request immediate assistance, yes. If your family wishes
to spend a short time with the deceased to say goodbye, this is
acceptable. Our staff will come when the time is right for you.
If a loved one dies out of state, can Rettinger's still
help? Yes, could most likely save you money, call us
When death occurs away from home, Rettinger Funeral Home can
assist you with out-of-state arrangements and transfer the deceased
to a preferred location. Please call 952-473-6954 anytime.