How to Write an Obituary

Obituary Format

Biographical Information

  • Name, Nickname, Age
  • City of Residence
  • Day, Date and Place of Death
  • Date of Birth, Place of Birth
  • Parents
  • Education
  • Marriage Information
  • Work/Employment History
  • Military
  • Memberships
  • Hobbies
  • Other, You may want to describe your loved one in a sentence or two

Family Information

  • Survivors
  • Spouse, Children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
  • Step-children, Step-grandchildren
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Step-Brother/Sister
  • Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
  • Preceded in Death by

Service/Funeral Information

***This paragraph can be completed by Funeral Director***

This is an outline, you can include all or some of the above suggestions. Any of our Directors at Ansberg-West will assist you in composing your obituary.

The Toledo Blade charge is approximately $70 per inch. A photo may be added to the obituary at an additional cost of approximately $75 for black & white and $125 for color.

***We will only charge the actual charges from The Blade***