Planning for Burial
Considering Bluestem as a final place of rest
Several important decisions must be made as part of your end of life plan. They include caring for the body after death, calling in family members, preparing a gravesite service, arranging for the burial vessel and flowers, transportation logistics, scheduling the service, readying the gravesite, and engaging family members in the service, either with readings and/or song, or in the lowering of the casket and closing of the grave.
Natural burial requires more preparation, not only at the cemetery but from the moment of death. In the middle of grieving a loved one, families are suddenly faced with having to make many decisions. We suggest reviewing these six decision points as a starting place for planning.
YOUR BODY AFTER DEATH
WHO WILL FILE FOR YOUR DEATH CERTIFICATE
BIODEGRADABLE BURIAL CONTAINER
TRANSPORTATION TO BLUESTEM
Bluestem is open 365 days a year for visiting. You may also walk at Bluestem and consider your burial area of choice. Read more about burial areas currently open here.
Home funeral guides, hospice volunteers, some funeral homes and other professionals in the death care industry can help you with these decisions. Find our growing list of professionals and services ready to assist families at Bluestem on our SERVICE PROVIDERS page.