“Richard Kahler died on December 30, 2015.” Receiving that headline in a Google Alert certainly gave me a jolt.
Of course the obituary was for a different Richard Kahler. He shared my love for travel; I’m sorry we never met.
Even though I’m not ready to see it used, I have already written my own obituary. It’s one less thing my survivors will have to worry about. Plans are also in place for the distribution of my estate. I have not made arrangements for my funeral/memorial, though my estate will probably have enough money to adequately dispose of my remains.
Being able to pay for a funeral is a major concern of many seniors. Not wanting that burden to fall upon their loved ones, many people purchase burial or pre-need insurance.