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Meet Our Staff: How Funeral Preplanning Is Different with Busch

Compassion and innovation are embedded in the roots of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services—and it all starts with our caring Busch staff.

In our...

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Who Are Funerals For—the Living or Deceased?

Funerals are an important part of cultures around the world, with the earliest rituals dating back thousands of years.

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Don’t Want a Funeral When You Pass? 4 Reasons Why Your Family Might Need It.

Though end-of-life celebrations have evolved over the years, one constant remains: they continue to play a prominent role in the grieving process.


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My Loved One Prearranged a Funeral. Now What?

Planning a funeral is one of the most stressful experiences families face. It also happens to be one of the most expensive purchases, too.

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Top 9 Retirement Tips for Seniors

Retirement is a significant milestone in a person’s life. It marks the end of decades of hard work and the start of a relaxing, leisurely future.


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When Two Worlds Collide: Organ Donation and Funeral Preplanning [Podcast]


There are 169 million people in the U.S. who are registered as organ donors.

In the event of your passing, registering as an organ donor helps...

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Your Legacy, Your Way: How to Begin Thinking About Your Final Wishes

While it may not feel like a top priority, documenting your final wishes is ultimately an act of love for your surviving family members.

But where do...

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How to Discuss Preplanning Final Arrangements with Aging Parents

There’s no easy way to address preplanning final arrangements with your loved ones, but it’s an important step in ensuring their wishes are met. It...

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5 Ways to Handle Family Conflict When Arranging Funeral Services

It’s not uncommon for family disagreements to stem from the death of a loved one.

Heightened emotions can lead to arguments, confusion and pain,...

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Does Preplanning Your Funeral Save Money?

How much would you estimate a funeral costs?

If you were in the ballpark between $7,000 - $10,000, you’re correct, according to research from the NFDA

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Who Do I Work With When Planning a Funeral?

Whether you are planning a funeral after the loss of a loved one or choosing to preplan your own funeral, chances are you will work with someone from...

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What Documents Do I Need to Arrange a Funeral?

Losing a loved one is already a stressful time, and it’s up to the surviving family members to make final arrangements—on top of dealing with grief.  

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