3209 Rudolph Road
| Eau Claire, WI 54701
Tel: (715) 832-5002
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When Death Occurs

Funeral Arrangements & Cremation Services

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services provides funeral and cremation services to families of all faiths in the Eau Claire area.

We understand that taking care of final arrangements can be confusing and overwhelming. From the time a death of your loved one occurs, we are here to help you with everything from the flowers and service location, to the food served, casket selection, and cremation options.

We take care of all of the details so that you can give your full attention to your family.

What to Do When a Death Occurs

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.

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arrangements usually take place a short time after the time of death at our funeral home or at your residence, wherever you are most comfortable. When we meet, please bring the following items if you have them available:

  • Recent photograph
  • Clothing (including under-garments)
  • Important vital information for the death certificate (see First Information Form)
  • Obituary Information
  • Cemetery Information
  • Discharge Papers (If a Veteran, form DD-214)

First Information Form

Please complete this form after contacting us about a death. This will help us to be more efficient and accurate in your wishes.

First Information

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

At the time of arrangement, you will also be selecting the type of service that you feel that you and your family are most comfortable with. This may be a traditional funeral service, cremation with memorial service, or body donation. We are here to serve you and your family, and to assist you in any way we can to make sure that your loved one's wishes will be followed.

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