Cremation Services

At the time of arrangements our staff will work with you in selecting the cremation services that you feel appropriate for your loved one. The two most common services chosen by families are traditional visitation and funeral services followed by a cremation (rather than earth burial), or a direct cremation with a memorial service to follow. Some families prefer direct cremation with no services.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services offers a complete variety of options when cremation is preferred. Experience teaches us that families choosing cremation can and should design a service honoring the wishes of someone for cremation while allowing their friends and neighbors the opportunity to support the surviving family members. A visitation, reception, or private family viewings usually scheduled in our facilities or at your church. Services are held before or after cremation, with or without the body present, with or without the cremated remains present. Services are held in our chapel, your church, or at graveside.

Please note that in the case of cremation there are certain legal documents we will need signed by the closest living relative. Also, in the state of Wisconsin, cremations cannot take place until 48 hours after the time of death of the deceased. A doctor must have also signed the death certificate and the coroner must also approve the cremation before cremation can occur.

What is Cremation?

Cremation is a form of final disposition. The body is reduced by intense heat to its inorganic elements. These inorganic elements are processed after the cremation, and then returned to the family in their choice of urn or enclosure for final placement. Final placement is usually in a cemetery and many final placement options are available. Prior to cremation, the body can be embalmed, dressed, and prepared for visitation or viewing. The body is placed in either a cremation container, cremation casket, or casket for identification, viewing, visitation, or services.

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