Prearranging Your Funeral


When you make prearrangements, before a death has occurred, it allows you to think more clearly, and you are not rushed to make any final decisions. It will assist your family in knowing what your wishes are and how you prefer your final arrangements to take shape. Preplanning avoids having to make decisions when your family is grieving the loss of a loved one. Your wishes are known, and the family has peace of mind that they are following your wishes. Anyone can preplan with or without prepayment.


Many individuals choose to prepay in full for their funeral to avoid price increases that will occur in the future. The full amount that is prepaid is placed in a funeral insurance policy to pay for your final expenses. If an irrevocable trust has been chosen, then the full amount is transferable to any other funeral home of your choice for any reason.

We offer prearrangement services, with or without prepayment, traditional funeral arrangements and cremation services. We assist families with burials out of state, services at Arlington National Cemetery and all other state veteran’s cemeteries, memorial services when requested, and bringing a loved one home when a death occurs in another location.

Harry H Witzke’s Family Funeral Home

4112 Old Columbia Pike 
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410)-465-2848

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