top banner

Death Away From Home

A Friend of the Family.

When death occurs, emotions often override clear thought. To assist you is a list of information below needed when making arrangements. Please locate and review this information prior to meeting with us. You may view the other pages in this Services section to learn more about what we offer.

When Death OccursWhen you need help, regardless of the time of day or even if death occurred out of- town, please immediately phone the Johnson Family location you wish to have assist you. In the case of an out-of-town death, we are able - through our network of colleagues - to engage the services of a funeral firm to handle transfer details in the most economical and expedient manner.

You will also want to contact your clergy person promptly to allow your faith community to provide essential support, along with discussing time, date and location of services.
Data, required by law, needed to prepare the death certificate.

  • Full Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Mother's First and Maiden Name
  • Name of spouse (maiden name of wife)
  • Legal Residence
  • Years of education
  • Social Security #
  • County and State/Province of Birth
  • Occupation

Other helpful information to be brought when making arrangements.

  • Military Discharge Papers (Form DD 214)
  • List of surviving relatives and their cities of residence
  • Recent photograph for Cosmetics and Hair Styling
  • Insurance Papers (if used to pay for the funeral or for our assistance in benefit filing)
  • Pre-arrangement Funeral Data (if any)
  • An assortment of photographs for a memorial DVD or pictorial display.


A full complement of clothing is requested, including undergarments and outer clothes of your choice. Shoes are optional. For women, a dress or outfit closed at the neckline and long sleeves are desirable. For men, a suit or sport coat is appropriate, or casual attire if preferred.

Other Personal Items
Jewelry, eye glasses and religious items (rosary, medals) and a favorite cologne may be brought it when arrangements are made, or prior to the service. On the day of the funeral, we will confirm which items you wish to be left in the casket and which are to be removed.

For Cremation
Although not required, we prefer the family bring in clothing if desired. We strongly suggest any personal items such as jewelry, pictures and other memorabilia be removed prior to cremation as they will be destroyed during the process. These items may instead be placed into the urn after cremation.

Arrangement Appointment Time
To assure availability of one of our directors and to give you the personal attention and time needed to make arrangements, we will contact you to schedule a convenient time to meet either in your home or at the funeral home.

Specific Services Johsnon Family Funeral Home Provides:

  • Procuring the death certificate and burial or cremation permit
  • Coordinate service details with place of worship and clergy
  • Writing and placing obituaries and death notices in local and out-of-town newspapers
  • Assistance in composing obituaries
  • Coordinating all the arrangements regarding burial space with cemetery
  • Coordinating floral designs for families and friends
  • Providing pallbearers, when requested
  • Providing benefits assistance in completing forms for Social Security, insurance, Veterans benefits, Pensions and Notary Public service
  • Offering complete selection of caskets, burial vaults, urns, and clothing
  • Complete selection of personalized memorial programs, prayer cards and acknowledgment stationery
  • Coordinating cemetery monuments, grave markers and engravings