Professional Services: Pre Planning, Counceling, Traditional Funerals, Cremation, Special Services - Day Macz, Irvin Macz Funeral Homes, Centralia, Odin, Sandoval, Illinois, Patoka, IL. Funeral Home in Southern Illinois.





Professional Services

Our mission is to provide you with education, support, and suggestions throughout the funeral planning process to help you make the best decisions. A lot of details go into planning a funeral. We will guide you each step of the way in order to create a meaningful tribute for your loved one. Below are services we provide.

Pre Arrangements

Pre-arranging a funeral allows an individual and/or their family to plan a funeral in advance of the passing. When someone passes away, it is a very stressful time. Having pre-arrangements made greatly reduces decisions the family has to make.

If you are interested in pre-arranging a funeral, an appointment can be made to meet with one of our staff members. During the meeting, the staff member will go through the following with you:

  • Gather initial information that would be needed for an obituary and/or death certificate (i.e. name, date of birth, etc)
  • Discuss options such as burial or cremation
  • Go over a general price list of services
  • Show you options of merchandise, such as caskets, vaults, urns, etc.
  • Create a document outlining services you want. A copy will be given to you and we will keep a copy.
Options to Pre-Pay

When you pre-arrange with us, you may want to simply inform us of the details of the service for us to keep on file and not pre-pay. When an individual chooses this method, the prices we quote during the meeting reflect prices in real time. Because operating costs can increase overtime, the price quoted without pre-paying likely will change in the future.

An individual’s funeral can be paid for in advance. A couple of options to consider:

  • Opt to allow one of our licensed insurance agents to write a burial insurance plan.
  • Assign over existing life insurance to the funeral home to cover the cost of your funeral

Another advantage of pre-paying a funeral is asset protection. If a loved one is going to require care in a nursing home or assisted living, there is a chance their assets would be used up to pay for the care, thus requiring dependency on public aid assistance. Pre-paying a funeral can allow you to utilize current assets before they are exhausted to pay for long term care.

About Our Funeral Services

Traditional Services

Traditional funeral services typically include a visitation, public or private, the day before the funeral service. The visitation may occur at the funeral home or a church depending on the family’s wishes. The next day, the funeral service, public or private, takes place at either the funeral home or a church.

Graveside Services

A graveside service, public or private, typically involves a service at the graveside.

Immediate Burial

With immediate burial, there is no service. The individual is taken to be buried.

Cremation Services
  • Direct Cremation: Direct cremation allows for an individual to be cremated without any type of viewing or service.
  • Cremation with Traditional Funeral Service: This type of service allows for a visitation or service, public or private, prior to the cremation.
  • Cremation with Memorial Service: For this type of service the individual is cremated. Following the cremation, there is a memorial service, public or private.
Veteran's Services

When a veteran passes, we coordinate with the appropriate local and/or national military unit for a veteran’s memorial graveside service. We also provide the necessary paperwork for a veteran’s flag, Presidential memorial certificate, and government headstone or marker.

Contacting Social Security

We will contact Social Security when processing information for the death certificate.