Planning for Burial
Considering Bluestem as a final place of rest
Many important decisions must be made as part of an end of life plan.
They include caring for the body after death, calling in family members, selecting a cemetery of choice, preparing a service, arranging for the burial vessel and flowers, transportation logistics, scheduling the burial 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 recommend beginning your planning by reviewing the six decision points below.
Home funeral guides, death doulas and funeral home staff are important partners who can help you with your decisions. Families that have held services at Bluestem have depended on professionals from all walks of life. Find a list of these knowledgeable Service Providers here.
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.