Easy and simple checklist, that will help you plan an event. We populated it with most common tasks to make your planning process easier.

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Get a legal pronouncement of death (doctor, nurse, 911)
Choose a disposition (burial or cremation)
Choose a funeral home
Decide where the service and/or ceremony will be
Set a time and date for the service
Arrange any food or beverages to be served during or after the service
Decide on a casket or cremation container
Decide if you need embalming and/or body preparation
Arrange deceased transportation (to the funeral home, to the cemetery)
Choosing a cemetery and plot
Decide on a grave marker and inscriptions
Choose the type of service (e.g., memorial, wake, military service, Jewish ceremony, celebration of life)
Choose pallbearers
Decide who gonna run the service (family member, religious leader)
Choose a florist and desired flower arrangements
Choosing funeral music, scriptures, prayers, and readings
Choose photos, videos, clothing, mementos for the service
Create a memorial register or guest book
Obtain death certificates
Decide on the obituary (writing, publishing)