Who is considered next of kin for the purpose of making funeral arrangements?

In general, the next of kin will follow in this order: Spouse or domestic partner; Children ; Parents;
Siblings; Authorized guardian; Grandchildren; Great-grandchildren; Nieces and nephews; Grand-nieces and grand-nephews; Grandparents; Aunts and uncles; First cousins; Great-grandchildren of Grandparents; Second cousins; and Fiduciary (a legally appointed trustee).