When a death occurs, call the funeral home directly at (715) 832-5002 and inform us that a death has occurred. If the death occurs in a hospital or nursing home, you must inform the nursing staff that you authorize release of the deceased to Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. They should, then inform the funeral home of the death.
If the death occurs at home and the patient is a registered Hospice patient, the Hospice nurse will also inform the funeral home at the time of death.
When there has been an unexpected death at a hospital, home or workplace, the County Medical Examiner will be notified by the local police department and/or hospital. After contact with the medical examiner, you will also need to authorize release of the deceased to our funeral home.
In the event your loved one passed away while out of town or state, please call our funeral home first and we will make arrangements to have your loved one transported back to Eau Claire.