Pre-planning takes the pressure off of making immediate decisions.

For Steve and Maureen Engebretson, losing Steve’s mom and dad was difficult. “They were married 70 years, you just don’t even think about them not being there”, was Steve’s recollection. Both parents had made pre-arrangement plans with Gibbons Funeral Home. When the time came close and Maureen spoke to Marya Gibbons, Marya said “go be with mom and dad. Everything is already taken care of here. When the time comes, we’re ready”. Steve exhaled deeply saying “what a relief”.

Pre-planning can be a great relief to your immediate family and friends. In this case, Steve’s parents decided exactly how they wanted their funeral arrangements to be taken care of. And they were.

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