Funeral or Memorial Service Program Template

Putting together a funeral or memorial service program can feel really daunting. Below you'll find a simple and straight-forward template that will help you create a program that integrates all the points covered in most memorial services while making sure you create a program that really honors a person's life.

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Front cover

In Memory of [complete name of the deceased]


[Dates of birth and death]
[Insert picture or image]
[Insert poem or quote]

Inside pages

Obituary of [name of deceased]

[Add brief biography or obituary here.]


[Funeral] or [Memorial] Service

[Date and time]
[Location, including address]


Order of Service


[Insert here]


Possible Additional Information


[Insert additional poems or quotes]

Remembering [first name of deceased]
[Add quotes or recollections from family members and friends]

Survivors include [add names of spouse or partner, close relatives, close friends, or others who had a close relationship with the deceased].

Flower bearers are [list names and their relationship to the deceased].

Pallbearers are [list names and their relationship to the deceased].


Final page


[Name of deceased] will be buried [or interred] at [name and address of the place of burial or interment; date and time of any service held there to which the public is invited].

Funeral arrangements were provided by [include the name, address, and telephone number of any funeral home handling final arrangements].

Memorial contributions are welcome at [name of group or fund, with contact information, including mailing address].

In Appreciation
[Insert statement of thanks from survivors]


Barbara Kate Repa

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