As a member of the armed services, a veteran has many rights which he or she has earned:

  • A burial at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors
  • A government marker or headstone
  • A special issued American Flag
  • Federal and county VA benefits if approved
Things the funeral home may need:
  • Copy of DD214
  • Social Security number
  • Father’s name and mother’s maiden name
  • Birth date and place
  • Spouse’s name and Social Security number
Ft. Custer veterans burial services in Three Rivers

Additional Resources

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Federal Veteran Benefits
Some veterans may be eligible for a Federal VA Benefit, which our funeral home will apply for.

Veteran County Benefits
All honorably discharged veterans living in St. Joseph County may be eligible for a $300.00 VA benefit. This application will be made by our funeral home, and can be used to pay part of the funeral balance, or may be refunded to the legal next of kin. Application requires honorable discharge papers. You may also apply for this benefit yourself using this form: St. Joseph VA.pdf