First Steps of Planning a Funeral

The friendly and compassionate team at Mattiske Funerals have provided South Australians with quality funerals for over 50 years, making it a priority to help, guide and support them throughout the process.

It can be an overwhelming experience planning a funeral, and you may not be familiar with the process or know where to start.

The first step to planning a funeral is to give us a call. That will allow us to speak with you and assess your needs so we know how we can help you best. We can help guide you through some of the key decisions, and take on some of the responsibility so you can focus on what’s important.

Here are some of the key decisions that will need to be considered.
  • Would you like a burial or cremation?
  • Who will be conducting the service? you may like to have a civil celebrant, religious clergy or even a family member or friend.
  • The type of coffin you would like
  • Service location

If you are looking to arrange a funeral in Adelaide, or would like more information just contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

The team at Mattiske Funerals are here to help anyone that has lost a loved one create a memorable celebration with an intimate and personalised service. With over 50 years in the industry, our experienced staff are committed to providing sincere and compassionate support to guide you through this difficult time. Contact us today if there is any way that we can assist you.


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A big thank you to you and your team for your support, care and attention to detail in a ‘no fuss’ supportive manner. We are all so happy about Dad’s funeral day. Our celebration at home in the evening was also a special tribute to Dad.
We felt prepared and supported by your team and we have some very special, fond memories of the day. Thanks to you and your team.

Mary Jo

We wish to thank you once again for all your help with the service for our twins. Your compassion and responsiveness during the planning, and the kind words you spoke on the day helped us significantly during a very difficult time for Paul and I.


Your whole approach was just perfect. We all appreciated the sensitive manner with which you managed the ceremony. Again, thank you.

Edna, Sue, and John

I just wanted to pass on my thanks again for being so accommodating with our wishes and doing such a lovely service for my dad’s funeral.
We had such great comments on how lovely the service was and how fabulous the celebrant Bruce was.
We were so pleased with how it went. Thank you again.


On behalf of the family we would like to thank you and your staff for your kindness & compassion following the death of Robert.
You made a difficult day so much easier for mum and you looked after her so well, The service was just as we hoped & conducted in a very professional manner.
Once again we thank you for your care & consideration.