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Free Word Templates for Obituaries

Use our free Word templates as a basis for designing a personal, tasteful obituary yourself. You can simply download the Word files and adapt them to your needs at home.

Free Templates for Obituaries

An obituary is traditionally used to inform acquaintances and relatives of the death of a person and to announce relevant dates such as the funeral and memorial service.

  • Obituary template: Modern with picture

    Template: Modern with picture
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  • Obituary template: Classic with picture

    Template: Classic with picture
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  • Obituary template: grey, illustration of a cross

    Template: grey, illustration of a cross
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  • Obituary template: grey, grain illustration

    Template: grey, grain illustration
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  • Obituary template: Modern with background "sunset by the sea"

    Template: Modern with background "sunset by the sea"
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  • Obituary template: Modern with background image "Sunset in the mountains"

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Instructions: Customize the Word template, save the obituary as a PDF and send it to the newspaper

  1. Download the template: Download the desired template to your computer
  2. Customize the template in Word: Open the downloaded template in Microsoft Word and add the name of the deceased, the date of birth and death, as well as other personal information and a picture or photo.
  3. Save the obituary as a PDF: Once you have customized the obituary, click on "File" > "Save as". Select the "PDF" option in the "File format" drop-down menu.
  4. Sending the obituary to the newspaper: Send the PDF file as an attachment by e-mail to the newspaper's advertising department.

No time & patience for Word?

Don't want to deal with formatting in Word during this challenging time? We offer you an intuitive obituary designer with which you can quickly and easily create a dignified Obituary or Thank You Note. Choose from many beautiful images and helpful text examples. Send the obituary directly online to relatives and friends - worldwide and quickly.

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