Wintz & Ray Yankton Funeral Home

605.655.2667​

Serving Yankton, SD​​ 605.665.3644
Serving Hartington, Crofton, Coleridge & Laurel, NE 402.254.6547

Pre-Planning Services

Your Yankton, SD and Hartington, Crofton, Coleridge, and Laurel, NE Funeral Home


Steps in the prearranging process:


  1. Gathering personal and service information
    This can be done by filling out the pre-arrangement form online or you can call our funeral home to receive a free funeral planning guide. You can also call to set up an appointment with us to gather this information.

  2. Selecting Services and Merchandise
    We will guide you in selecting the services and merchandise that best fits your needs.

  3. Prepayment options
    Prepaying for your funeral eliminates financial worries for your family. There are several funding methods that we can help you find which one works best for you. For a list of different prepayment options, 
    click here.


These steps can happen all together or independently from each other – whichever way makes you the most comfortable. Maybe you just want to gather information and discuss your services without prepaying. Or you want to prepay without selecting the merchandise.  Whatever the case, we are here to help guide you through this process. One of the many benefits of prearranging is that these important decisions can be made with your family in the absence of grief. There is more time to discuss these details and to make decisions.  In the end, your family is secure in knowing that they are doing what you wanted.

For more information on pre-planning, please call us at 605 665-3644.

The Advantages Of Pre-Planning


People talk about many things with their loved ones: from day-to-day details to big events. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn't just important today; it will be especially significant when it's time to commemorate a life.  Our approach to helping families with pre-planning is to listen to those stories and help guide you through this process step by step. From simple to very elaborate, there are a variety of ways a family can honor their loved one in a personal and meaningful way.


Why Plan Ahead for Funeral Wishes? (click to learn more)

Memorialization is so much more than it used to be and it can reflect a person's life story - their values, interests, and experiences - and be transformative, healing and comforting. Meaningful memorialization starts when loved ones talk about what matters most: memories made, lessons learned and how they hope to be remembered.​

Don Noecker, Pre-Need Professional Counselor


Don’s professionalism, funeral and insurance experience, and his caring, compassionate nature will be very helpful in assisting you achieve the “peace of mind” that comes with thoughtful and careful pre-planning of your funeral services. Don is able to meet with individuals/families in the comfort of their home or here at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home. Don can also help with the transfer of Pre-Planning arrangements. You can reach Don at 605.665.3644 or click here to fill out a simple form and Don will be in touch. We have also provided Pre-Need Arrangement Forms that you can complete and print or save/share.