Ordering flowers from our site ensures that your order will reach us or the family in a timely manner, and your gesture of support will remain acknowledged in the Book of Memories for future generations. We only work with local florists so we can maintain the sense of urgency and quality of your selections. We thank you for helping to support the family during their time of need, and will fondly remember your kind gesture.
It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Who You Should Call First - Muscatine Funeral Home Nichols Life Tribute Funeral Cremation and Memorial Services
Who You Should Call First
It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call the applicable medical professional(s) that have been caring for your loved one, i.e. hospice, physician, etc.
If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first.
The other first calls you should make include:
1. Your Funeral Director
2. Immediate family members
4. Your Pastor
5. Your close friends
When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:
To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in caring for the body
To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support
Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.
If you need additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us anytime of the day or night. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.