Newspaper Obituary Template Download

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Why use a Newspaper Obituary Template?

The number one reason for using this template is to save money! Many newspapers charge to publish an obituary or death notice. Typically, charges are based on the number of words you write and images you wish to include. We encourage you to check with your local newspaper for specific details.

In order to save money on a newspaper obituary we suggest writing a brief sentence about the deceased then directing the reader to our website,, where you can write an unlimited amount and include multiple images for free. For a complete list of all the features you will receive free visit our Services Page.

Remember that the goal of an obituary is to share the most important information of the deceased with family and friends. An obituary does two important things:

  1. Summarizes the story of one’s life
  2. Provides detail regarding end-of-life ceremonies

Step 1: Gather the Basic Information

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Nickname (if any)
  • Date of Passing (ex: January 1, 2017)
  • Age at death
  • City, State of residence

Step 2: Create an Obituary

After you submit the templated obituary to your local newspaper, visit or click the button below. You will be guided step-by-step through the obituary process.

Here are some helpful ideas on how to write an obituary.