Obtain information needed to complete legal documents, such as death certificates or burial permits.
Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services.
Perform embalming duties as necessary.
Oversee the preparation and care of the remains of people who have died.
Contact cemeteries to schedule the opening and closing of graves.
Remove deceased remains from place of death.
Arrange for clergy members to perform needed services.
Provide information on funeral service options, products, or merchandise and maintain a casket display area.
Offer counsel and comfort to bereaved families or friends.
Maintain financial records, order merchandise, or prepare accounts.