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Where to Start

Funeral planning can get overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Our staff is here to support you and help you through your grief journey while honoring your loved one. To help you get started, below is some helpful information. But please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 


 

Within Hours

When a loved one dies at home or somewhere that isn’t a healthcare facility, you’ll need to contact emergency personnel before they can be taken into our care. If your loved one was under medical care, you should call their physician as well.

If your loved one dies in a healthcare facility, they will notify the proper authorities, including your chosen funeral home if they have that information. Emergency and medical personnel involved will help you obtain a medical certificate and other necessary paperwork.

If you’re unsure of what to do, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.



Within a Few Days

You should inform close friends and relatives of your loved one’s passing through phone calls and your loved one’s death notice. This can be a difficult process, so you can reach out to a trusted family member or friend to help if you’d wish.

You also should review your loved one’s preplanned funeral wishes and meet with a funeral director to plan their service. If your loved one didn't preplan any funeral wishes, you can start by considering some of the larger choices you need to make, such as:

  • Burial or cremation
  • Type of casket or urn
  • For a burial, location of their final resting place in grave or mausoleum
  • For a cremation, location of their final resting place through burial or scattering
  • Service types, such as a viewing, service, graveside memorial, etc.
  • Any religious services, such as clergy or spiritual leaders

 

This is just a starting point, so don't feel like you need to know all the answers right now. We want to make this process as easy and meaningful as possible, so please contact us with any questions or for more information about your funeral service options.

When We Meet

When you meet with one of our staff members to begin planning the funeral, we'll show you our general price list to give you a basic idea of our service costs. Then, we’ll talk with you about your loved one to get a better understanding of the person and services to honor their life.

Our staff will use this information to help you create a personalized, meaningful service to celebrate your loved one. You can share your funeral preferences and ideas, stories about your loved one, their passions, and any other insights into your loved one’s life.

This process also may include:

  • Preparing and filing the official death certificate
  • Drafting an obituary
  • Scheduling the funeral services and events, including the date, time, and location
  • Selecting a casket, urn, and any other products
  • Choosing pallbearers
  • Arranging transportation

We want to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible, so please bring the following information about your loved one:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full legal name and home address
  • Social security number
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Highest education
  • Occupation
  • Veteran's discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable
  • Information about the burial location, if applicable
  • Clergy name and phone number, if applicable
  • Insurance policy information if using to pay for funeral expenses
  • Names and relationships of survivors
  • A recent photograph of your loved one and any clothing you want used when dressing them for the service

Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 841-2422
5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623

Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 893-7686
501 Conant Street, Maumee, OH 43537

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Oak Harbor
Phone: (419) 898-3011
165 East Water Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 732-3121
216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 666-1566
830 Lime City Road, Rossford, OH 43460

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Genoa
Phone: (419) 855-4010
501 West Street, Genoa, OH 43430

Walker Funeral Home - Holland-Springfield Chapel
Phone: (419) 865-8879
7438 Airport Highway, Holland, OH 43528

Walker Funeral Home - Oregon Chapel
Phone: (419) 691-6768
3500 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

Walker Funeral Home - Walbridge Chapel
Phone: (419) 666-3121
701 N. Main Street, Walbridge, OH 43465

Walker Funeral Home - Witzler Shank Chapel
Phone: (419) 874-3133
222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551