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What to Do When Death Occurs

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IF INTERVENTION IS DESIRED

 

If you have an emergency, always call 9-1-1.  Your emergency responders will assist you and your loved one.

 

 


NO INTERVENTION NEEDED

No intervention if you are sure your loved one is deceased. If your loved one is on Hospice, call Hospice first. They will come and assist you. If you do not have a Hospice, call your local Sheriff’s office.  


Lancaster County Sheriff's phone number: 402.441.6500


In Lancaster County, the Sheriff acts as deputy coroner.  For deaths other than in a hospital, the Sheriff will come out.  The Sheriff will then help you to call Aspen Cremation Service.  Occasionally the Sheriff will order an autopsy.  (Click here for details.)


When a death occurs, emotions often override clear thought. In an effort to assist you, we have provided a list of some of the important information needed when making the arrangements. You will find it helpful to review this information prior to meeting with our funeral director.


STATISTICAL INFORMATION NEEDED BY ASPEN

Click here to bring up a copy of the Statistical Data needed to prepare the death certificate, which is required by law.

 

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

~ Birth Certificate
~ Military Discharge Papers (Form DD 214) for veterans
~ Consider need for Obituary Information 
        •    Bring a list of surviving relatives and their cities of residence.
        •    Bring a list of loved ones preceding them in death  
        •    Consider where memorials would go.

  • ~ Recent Photograph
    ~ Pre-arrangement Funeral Data (if any)
    ~ Consider need for death certificates. Aspen notifies the federal government. Your family will need one for every asset owned…e.g. auto, home, life insurance, retirement account, or investment.

    ~ PAYMENT FOR SERVICES: In order to offer & maintain our low pricing structure, payment is expected at the time of arrangements or prior to cremation, burial or other services rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.  For your convenience, we accept cash, local appoved checks, cash, credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, & Discover) or financing by the purchaser through a financial institution. We do not accept life insurance.  We cannot extend credit.


    ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT TIME WITH ASPEN

    If a death has occurred, please call Aspen at 402.464.3111. We are here to help you at the time of death...any time of day or night.


    During business hours: To assure availability of our director and to give you the personal attention and time needed to make the arrangements, please call to schedule a convenient time. The majority of arrangements are conducted during normal business hours.

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