Funeral Home Cremations Rock Island, IL

After Care: Funeral Home and Cremations in Rock Island, IL


The loss of a loved one can be a difficult life experience. You may find yourself struggling to cope with the emotional pain and grief that is often felt. But in spite of your feelings, several pressing decisions need to be made to care for the mortal remains of your loved one. Thankfully, a funeral home and cremations expert in Rock Island, IL can help you to make those decisions, but only after you initiate steps to obtain their support. Here are several actions you’ll need to take to begin the process of laying a loved one to final rest:


Notify the Authorities


Death can be tragic but it is not an emergency after it has already happened. Depending on where death happens will determine who you should call next. If your loved one dies in a hospital or care facility, the medical staff will take the necessary steps. They will call you as the family emergency contact, and they will initiate the proper legal paperwork. For those who die at home or work, you should call their medical doctor and the paramedics right away. They will arrive on the scene to determine the cause of death and take steps to help you begin readying the body for burial. If the person died alone, you should contact the police. They will need to determine the circumstances of death. Do not move the deceased person from the place where they have died.


Call a Funeral Home and Cremations Provider in Rock Island, IL


After the authorities have been informed of the death, you should call your preferred funeral services provider. They will inform you of what comes next, and ask questions about any immediate details they need to know about your situation. Once they understand how they can be of service, they will coordinate to transport the deceased to their funeral facility for care. They will also provide you with instructions for anything they need you to complete or accomplish, and advise of any upcoming decisions that you will need to make shortly. This information will provide you time to consider your options before you have to make such decisions.


Attend Funeral Arrangement Conference


At the appointed time, you will meet with the funeral and cremation services director. At this meeting, they will discuss your needs and guide you through the planning and decision process for the type of aftercare you wish them to provide for your deceased loved one.


You will need to decide whether you wish to hold a casket burial and funeral or cremation service and memorial. Both of these options have their unique advantages. You’ll also discuss the date and time of any tribute service, location of the venue, coordination of care involving transportation, etc. You’ll also review and purchase merchandise in support of your chosen means of final disposition, such as an urn, or casket as the case may be.


The arrangement conference coordinates all decisions that you and your family will need to make so that the funeral director and their staff can carry out your instructions. If you have minimal care needs and wish only a basic cremation service, this too can be arranged, keeping the experience small, with minimal cost and gathering.


Get Death Certificates


This document is important in helping you close out the earthly affairs of the person that has passed away. It is a legal document that officially documents that death has occurred. The attending physician can sign it, as well as a medical examiner or coroner. The funeral home and cremations provider in Rock Island, IL can assist you in filing the form with your local county records department. Typically, you’ll need multiple copies of the death certificate to help you handle all of the closing actions that need to be taken on behalf of the deceased. This may include closing bank accounts, obtaining any benefit claims, selling or transferring property deeds, and more.


Inform Connections


Sometime during the unfolding events and preparations for funeral or cremation care, you should contact family and friends. The sooner you inform them, the better. Family and close friends are best contacted directly. They will wish to hear the news directly from you and not through the grapevine. Call or visit them in person to let them know about the death. Ask for any support that you may need, and advise when and where the services will be held. Other friends and contacts that are more distant can be informed by email, social media, or an online obituary notice.


Serving Families and Individuals


At Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory, our team of compassionate professionals strives to serve the families of our community with dignity and respect. When your hour of need arises, call our funeral home and cremations team in Rock Island, IL. Our facility is at 701 12th St Moline, IL 61265. Call us today at (309) 764-1144.


Funeral & Cremation FAQs

  • Options for green funerals?
  • Recycled and organic coffins
  • Sustainable paper
  • Cremation alternatives
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  • Do you offer grief support?
  • Our clients are coming to us in a time of stress, and our services are aimed at making the process as easy as possible. To that end, our websites feature links to some of the best grief support websites available, and an e-mail list that offers a year’s worth of support in the form of daily updates. We also offer resources for helping children deal with grief, including a link to the famous When Families Grieve guide by Sesame Workshop. Learn more.
  • How do we know if someone is eligible for military funeral honors?
  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under honorable conditions.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under honorable conditions.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
  • Learn more about military funeral honors here.



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TTrimble Funeral Home & Crematory
Phone: (309) 764-1144
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701 12th St Moline, IL 61265

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