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Cremation Packages

The services you select may depend on whether you are planning for the future or for an immediate need due to a loss. Either way, we will walk you through all of the services we offer, listed below, explaining the differences, costs and services associated with each.

Direct Cremation Option

The limited service option is designed to meet the needs of families who wish to arrange for cremation, but do not require the funeral home's assistance in conducting a visitation or service. The funeral home in essence handles only the most necessary functions of the final disposition of your loved one.

The Direct Cremation Option includes:

  • Local removal (within 20 miles) of the deceased from place of death to the funeral home.
  • Basic services of licensed Funeral Director and Staff for necessary arrangements, securing permits, completing and filing death certificate, other forms and claims.
  • Necessary disinfection techniques as required
  • Preparation of the deceased for purpose of I.D. when deemed necessary
  • Use of facilities for sheltering remains for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • Local transfer (within 20 miles) of remains to the crematory.

Cremains are delivered in cardboard or thin plastic temporary containers. Permanent Cremation Urns are available from the funeral home. Please contact us for product selection assistance.
In addition to our costs there are costs for the following separate from the funeral home fees....

  • Alternative cremation container as required by the crematory.
  • Cremation Fee
  • Medical Examiner Fees
  • Certified Copies of the Death Certificate
  • Cemetery Fees for burial or entombment of cremains
  • Newspaper Charges
  • Placement on our website

Memorial Service Option

The memorial service option is designed to meet the needs of families who wish to arrange for cremation, and ask the funeral home's assistance in conducting a visitation and service. In addition to handling the most necessary details to schedule the cremation, the funeral directors will help your family schedule a visitation and memorial service either at the funeral home or a church or chapel of your choosing.

The Memorial Service Option includes:

  • Local removal (within 20 miles) of the deceased from place of death to the funeral home.
  • Basic services of licensed Funeral Director and Staff for necessary arrangements, securing permits, completing and filing death certificate, other forms and claims.
  • Necessary disinfection techniques as required
  • Use of facilities for sheltering remains for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • Local transfer (within 20 miles) of remains to the crematory.
  • Full participation of the Funeral directors and staff in the Memorial visitation, whether at the funeral home, local church or cemetery chapel. What is “full participation”
  • Full participation of the Funeral directors and staff in the Memorial service, whether at the funeral home, local church or cemetery chapel. “full participation”

Cremains are delivered in cardboard or thin plastic temporary containers. Permanent Cremation Urns are available from the funeral home. They range in cost from $50.00 to $1200.
In addition to our costs there are costs for the following separate from the funeral home fees....

  • Alternative cremation container as required by the crematory.
  • Medical Examiner Fees
  • Certified Copies of the Death Certificate
  • Cemetery Fees for burial or entombment of cremains
  • Clergy Honorarium
  • Organist/Soloist honorariums
  • Flowers
  • Crematory fee
  • Memorial register book, memorial folders and thank you cards.
  • Newspaper Obituary
  • Placement on our website and a DVD Tribute

Traditional Service Option

The traditional service option with family viewing is designed to meet the needs of families who wish to arrange for cremation, and ask the funeral home's assistance in conducting a visitation or service. In addition to handling the most necessary details to schedule the cremation, the funeral home will prepare the remains of your loved one for public viewing, and you will have full participation of the funeral directors and staff for the visitation and service at the funeral home, church or cemetery chapel.

The Traditional Service Option includes:

  • Local removal (within 20 miles) of the deceased from place of death to the funeral home.
  • Basic services of Licensed Funeral Director and Staff for necessary arrangements, securing permits, completing and filing death certificate, other forms and claims.
  • Necessary disinfection techniques as required by WI State Statue HSS 136.04
  • Embalming of the deceased in order to facilitate public viewing
  • Use of facilities for viewing
  • Use of facilities for sheltering remains for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • Local transfer (within 20 miles) of remains to the crematory.
  • Full participation of the Funeral Directors and Staff in the visitation, whether at the funeral home, local church or cemetery chapel. “full participation”
  • Full participation of the Funeral Directors and Staff in the funeral service, whether at the funeral home, local church or cemetery chapel. “full participation”

Cremains are delivered in cardboard or thin plastic temporary containers. Permanent Cremation Urns are available from the funeral home. Specialized cremation caskets are available from the funeral home to choose. Public viewing will require purchase of casket. Please contact us for product selection assistance.
In addition to our costs there are costs for the following separate from the funeral home fees....

  • Alternative cremation container as required by the crematory.
  • Medical Examiner Fees
  • Certified Copies of the Death Certificate
  • Cemetery Fees for the burial or entombment of cremains
  • Hairdresser
  • Clergy Honorarium
  • Organist/ Soloist Honorariums
  • Flowers
  • Crematory Fee
  • Newspaper Obituary
  • Memorial register book, memorial folders and thank you cards.
  • Placement on our website and a DVD Tribute
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