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When Death Occurs Away from Home


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In today’s mobile society it is not unusual for people to spend significant time away from their homes while vacationing, visiting relatives or attending special events. When death occurs away from home it can be a complicated and very stressful time. Prior knowledge of what to do at this time can help relieve the burden for family members responsible for making funeral arrangements.

When death occurs away from home…..Call your home town funeral director.

He or she will be able to give valuable advise in assisting family members during this crisis. They will also help eliminate any unnecessary expense.

It is often necessary to make arrangements for transportation of loved ones to other towns for burial or to return loved ones home. Dingmann Funeral Care can make arrangements and take care of transportation and necessary travel authorizations so that the family can be spared unnecessary worry.

Forwarding services include the removal of remains, basic service of staff, embalming, necessary authorizations, and local transportation.

Receiving services includes temporary shelter of remains, basic service of staff and local transportation of remains to cemetery or crematory.

We offer a Guaranteed Travel Assurance Plan through American Pre-Arrangement Services, Inc. (APASI). This plan, which costs $385, will cover the cost of returning the body back home. This one-time payment will cover travel anywhere in the world. If death occurs 100 miles or more away from your legal residence, one toll free phone call will begin the process of bringing you home. This plan covers:

  • Location and transportation to a funeral home where death occurs
  • Transportation of the deceased back to their home city
  • Handling all necessary documents, including consular services if outside the US.

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