Skaja Terrace Funeral Home

Plan Ahead : Why Plan Ahead?

Peace of Mind

In our lives, we plan for almost everything. We plan careers, education, vacations, and even parties. We plan for the unknown as well as emergencies. We plan for so many possibilities, but we seldom plan for the inevitable... Today, more than ever, people are realizing that pre-planning a funeral is not only a sound financial decision, but also a choice that can save undue emotional stress. At Skaja Funeral Homes we understand the sensitive nature of pre-planning your own funeral or that of a loved one. You will never feel pushed to make a decision or rushed through an arrangement. We will do our best to answer any question you may have as well as ensure you completely understand the answer. Having served families for over 85 years, we have seen how much easier pre-planning your funeral can be on those you leave behind. You will have the peace of mind in knowing that everything is being handled according to your wishes, funeral expenses have been met, and most of the difficult decisions already made, sparing your family at what is one of the most trying moments of their lives.

Secure Investment

Money set aside for a pre-planned funeral is put into an insurance policy. Here at Skaja Funeral Homes we use a few different insurance companies: Funeral Director’s Life Insurance Company (FDLIC), National Guardian Life (NGL) and Great Western Life Insurance. Exactly which company is chosen generally relies upon certain factors, such as the insured’s age at the time the policy is set up. The policy, once delivered, remains fully in the name of the purchaser and can be transferred or cancelled.

Time to Plan

We realize that it is an important decision. We are here to help you through every step of the process. We will proceed at the pace you dictate, and will finalize the pre-arrangements only when you are fully comfortable and sure that this is the best option for you. Unlike making at-need arrangements, when time is of the essence and difficult decisions must be made even though you feel unprepared to make them, pre-arranging allows you to take the time you need to fully plan everything according to your wishes. We encourage you to contact us at (847) 966-7302 should you have more questions; you may also feel free to email us at

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