A death folder checklist is a vital tool for ensuring that family and friends are not left with the logistical burden of handling an estate following the passing of a loved one. Although it is an emotionally difficult process, an organized plan can give those grieving some peace of mind knowing that all of their loved one’s affairs and paperwork are in order. A death folder checklist should include all vital documents such as birth certificates, Social Security numbers, marriage licenses and wills as well as any financial accounts, investments or other assets that need to be managed upon their passing.