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Locations

Mundwiler Funeral Home

1003 East Fourth Avenue
Milbank, South Dakota 57252
Phone: 605-432-4545
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Larson Funeral Home


401 NW 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: 320-839-2588
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Larson Funeral Home

Hwy 75 North
Clinton, MN 56225
Phone: 320-325-5215
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Larson Funeral Home

102 Studdart Avenue
Graceville, MN 56240
Phone: 320-748-7119
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Larson Funeral Home

Ash Street South
Browns Valley, MN 56219
Phone: 320-695-2283
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Mundwiler-Faith Chapel

509 3rd Ave.
Wilmot, SD 57279
Phone: 605-432-4547
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What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. The Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Homes is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.

  1. After a death has occurred, notify The Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Homes by calling 605-432-4545 for our Mundwiler Funeral Home or 605-432-4567 for our Emanuel Patterson Funeral Home. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your Funeral Director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.


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Ten Reasons To Choose Us

  1. It's important for you to work with a funeral home that has a longstanding reputation for service and excellence. The staff and owners of our Funeral Home are your friends and neighbors, and our goal is to provide sensitive and caring assistance during life's most difficult times and create meaningful celebrations that honor your loved ones.
  2. Your family is our priority. A funeral is something that absolutely needs to be right the first time. Working with professionals that are fully committed to funeral service is in your best interest. Our funeral home is fully owned and managed by licensed funeral directors.
  3. Choices are important to you. We offer a wide variety of services that will meet your family's specific needs in the most dignified manner, at the most affordable prices.
  4. You need answers to your questions. Thankfully, making funeral arrangements isn't something most people need to do very often. Whether pre-need, or at the time of death, we can help you with the details.
  5. You will not be alone. When you need us, our full-time funeral directors are available to serve your family at a moment's notice...24 hours a day, every day.
  6. Your loved one and your family deserve timely, confidential, quality care. Whenever possible, services we provide are handled in-house by our team of professionals. This allows us to meet your needs quickly and provides greater flexibility in personalizing the service.
  7. Your special requests are welcome. We understand that your loved ones are special and unique. We encourage creative ideas to celebrate the lives of loved ones. We create and customize folders, thank-you cards, video tributes, and many other special items right here at the funeral home. We can even help you design the permanent memorial monument or marker for your loved one. We are not afraid to go the extra mile.
  8. Losing your loved one hurts. Our greatest privilege in serving your family is walking with you on your grief journey. You'll receive the healing benefits of our aftercare program, special activities, and our lending library.
  9. We offer professional pre-planning. Whether you have moved or the funeral home that you've worked with is no longer in business, your arrangements can be transferred to our funeral home. Perhaps you've moved, or the funeral home you've worked with has gone out of business. Or maybe you've just changed your mind. You can transfer your arrangements to us without losing any benefits.
  10. Like you, home is where our hearts are. Our staff is very community-minded. We are involved in many projects and organizations in our area. Unlike some corporate entities, our funeral home supports and participates in our hometown causes and organizations.


Welcome to the Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Homes Mobile Website.

We have created this site to help you access information while on your mobile device.

Please contact our nearest location by clicking HERE

Or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

Thank you