Why Pre Plan?

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services offers funeral pre-planning services to help make end-of-life decision-making easier for family members of those who have passed away.

There are several reasons why pre-arranging and pre-funding a funeral is beneficial:

Peace of Mind

Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.

Personal Choice

Funeral arrangements are a personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. We assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Cost

When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to pre-pay or pre-finance your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral prices. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.

Life Choices

Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.

Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own funeral. Please call us at 715-832-5002 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional. You can also e-mail us anytime at

Funeral Trust Transfer

Do you currently have funeral trusts or prearrangements at another funeral home? Would you like to transfer them? You can, and we can assist you.

According to Wisconsin Statute 445.125 Funeral Trusts are transferable. Funeral trust transferring is something that can very easily be done with as little as your signature. The funds that you have invested in a funeral trust are still yours and are to be used to cover the expenses of your funeral and you have every right to designate a different, beneficiary funeral home. The bank account, insurance policy or other trust vehicle needs to be changed to reflect the new, beneficiary funeral home but everything else can remain the same without creating any interest penalties.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the transferring of trusts please contact Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 715 832-5002.

Click here to view letter to transfer trusts.

Start your Transfer Trust request.