Sooner or later, each of us will die, and someone will need to take charge.
Before that happens, there's something you can do. You can lessen the burden that will fall on your loved ones when you die. You can put in writing your plans and wishes for what you want to happen to and with your body after you die.
FCA of MN website
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Minnesota (FCA of MN) has created this website to help you make those plans that will be carried out after you die. Before you put a plan in writing, it may be helpful to explore your choices and options.
You may already know exactly what you want to happen after you die. Great. You have a plan. If you haven't already put it in writing, go to After-Death Arrangements Form to download our two-page form.
On the Plan Ahead page, 8 Planning Steps will guide you in the task of making a plan.
If you haven't yet decided on after death arrangements, or can't make up your mind, the pages under After-Death Choices will introduce you to everything from a Conventional Funeral to Green/Natural Burial and Green Cremation.
On the Your Rights page, you can learn about how to become a wise consumer of funeral goods and services, and the choices you have, under the law, for after-death arrangements.
Good to remember
In thinking about your plan, keep in mind that there are three primary after death decisions:
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Minnesota is here to answer your questions as best we can, or clear up misconceptions... as best we can. Go to Contact to reach one of our volunteers.
Death planning is a final gift to loved ones, a way of lifting from others the burden of your own death.