At Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home,we understand that you want the memorial service of your loved one to be acomforting, intimate, and memorable experience; we also understand that youwant the same thing for your own service. This is what makes pre-planning such apositive step. 

Bypre-planning your life celebration, you can ensure that the service is exactlyas you would like it to be, and that your friends and family members are ableto honor your life without having to worry with last-minute planning or orchestratingdetails you left unspecified.

Benefits ofPre-Planning

Certainly,there are many benefits that come with pre-planning: 

  • Experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones will not be burdened with funeral decisions during their time of mourning and remembrance. 
  • Ensure that you are able to make all of your funeral and life celebration choices deeply personal, authentic to your own standards, lifestyle, and beliefs.
  • Financially prepare for your service, getting an accurate estimate on the total cost and beginning the process of setting aside some funds. Pre-paying in advance locks in the current cost, and we encourage our families to choose from a variety of payment options that fit their budget. This is another important way to ease responsibilities for your family and friends.
  • Title XIX Protection, by pre-paying the funeral cost you can ensure that the money is safe and always protected.

How the Process Works

Thepre-planning experience is by no means a morbid one: On the contrary, it is apositive and even comforting step you can take to make sure that allarrangements are made for your service, that those who survive you will be ableto celebrate your life knowing full well that the service is exactly as youwished it would be. Pre-planning is an act of service, as well: It minimizesthe chance that any planning difficulties, obstacles, or uncertainties willarrive to distract your family members during their season of bereavement andreflection.

Burial Services &Insurance

Ourcompassionate and experienced staff members are prepared to offer helpful,empathetic assistance as you seek to plan your service. This is not acomplicated or high-pressure undertaking—just a time of reflection, in whichyou can make sure that all of your wishes are recorded, your plans mapped out.Our staff will guide you through the process; you will have the opportunity tocomplete a Personal Expressions Guide, which you can then safely store withall of your other important documents.

Arrangementscan be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below. Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meetwith you to discuss further.  See the form below for details. We lookforward to receiving your pre-need information.


Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division Street
| Burlington, IA 52601
Tel: 1-319-752-2828

Toll Free: (877) 752-2828
Fax: (319) 752-2273


Prugh Funeral Service
317 N. 4th St.
| Burlington, IA 52601
Tel: 1-319-754-8241

Toll Free: (800) 550-8573
Fax: 1-319-752-3271

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