At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements for a family member or friend. This information is intended to answer many of the questions you may have about arranging a funeral, including what to do when death occurs, the role of a funeral director, final disposition options, selecting funeral services, and what to do after the service. We have also compiled a resource for those who wish to prearrange a funeral—this includes advice on how to make your wishes known, how to involve your family, and financial options.