goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You
may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you
select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or
other requirements mean you must buy items you did not specifically ask for,
we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing
the funeral goods and services you have selected.”
Full Service Traditional Funeral
“Services of director and staff, transfer of deceased to funeral home within
25 miles, embalming, other preparations of the body, use of facilities for
viewing (1 day) and funeral ceremony or services in facility or other facility
(2nd day), acknowledgment cards and register book.” This package price is
offered, as is, without deletions or substitutions. You may, however, choose
select same services from our itemized price list. No funeral merchandise is
included in this package. It does not include accommodation services provided by
others. Some examples are obituary notices, flowers, grave openings,
honorariums, and luncheon expenses.
Professional Services Of Funeral Director And Staff
Our fee for basic services for 24-hour availability of funeral director, but
not limited to, staff to respond to the initial request for service;
arrangements with the family for disposition; preparation and filing of
necessary authorizations and permits; recording vital statistics; preparation
and placement of obituary notice; coordinating with those providing other
portions of the disposition. Some examples include cemetery, crematory, vault
companies and others as required.
Also included in this fee are the overhead expenses relative to our facility
such as professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, insurance, building
and utility costs, maintenance, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs,
record keeping, secretarial and administrative expenses.
This fee for basic services and facility overhead will be added to the total
cost of the service arrangement you select. (This fee is already included in our
charges for direct burial, cremation, forwarding and receiving the deceased.)
Care And Preparation Of The Body
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. However
this is required by our funeral home when open public viewing is requested
prior to any funeral service in our funeral home or other facility.
In all deaths, it is the recommendation of this funeral home
that all deceased individuals be embalmed. When embalming is declined, refrigeration
measures must be used, with disinfecting of the remains. Wisconsin State Board
of Health (State Statue HSS 136.4)
Refrigeration and disinfecting the deceased (48 hours)
Other Preparation Of The Body
- Special care of the autopsied deceased
- Special care of tissue donations from the deceased
- Reconstructive restoration
- Dermal surgery
- Visitation and service at the funeral home or other facility. Our services
will include; staff for visitation setup, use of visitation room, placement
of the encased deceased, display of floral arrangements and pictures, parking lot
assistance, supervision and attendance during the visitation and funeral ceremony.
- Visitation at funeral home or other facility
- Service at funeral home or other facility
- Memorial service (without deceased present) at funeral home or other facility.
- Graveside service
- Private viewing or identification
- Sunday service
- Transfer Of Deceased
Our service for 24 hr. on call professionally licensed funeral director to
make the necessary local transfer (within 25 miles of funeral home) from the
home, nursing home, hospital, or other, to the funeral home with specialized
vehicle and equipment.
Mileage charge (per loaded mile outside the 25 mile area of funeral home)
- Funeral coach
- Service vehicle
- Family car
- Outer burial containers
- Shipping container
- Memorial jewelry and keepsakes
- Minimum alternative container (not suitable for public visitation or
Service Related Merchandise
- Register book
- Memorial folders
- Acknowledgment cards
- Temporary metal grave marker
- Brass crucifix or cross
- Flag case
- Memory Tree
A complete price list of our services, merchandise available, and service
related merchandise will be provided at our funeral home.
Receiving Deceased From Another Funeral Home
This charge includes local pick up and transportation of deceased to local
cemetery, necessary authorizations, care of the deceased, and basic services of
staff. This charge does not include any merchandise, use of facilities and staff
for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to burial.
Forwarding Deceased To Another Funeral Home
This charge includes the local removal of deceased, basic services of staff,
embalming or use of refrigeration, and necessary authorizations. This charge
does not include any visitation rites or ceremonies, merchandise, shipping
containers, transportation to area airport, or shipping charges.
This charge includes local removal of deceased, local transportation to the
cemetery, necessary authorizations, care of the deceased and basic services of
the staff. This charge does not include use of facilities and staff for any
visitation or ceremony public or private prior to burial.
Direct Cremation Package
Our charge for a direct cremation includes; local removal of deceased, local
transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations, full care of the deceased
for identification, basic services of staff and facilities, basic refrigeration, county coroner
and crematory fees. No additional services may be added to these packages. This
charge does not include facility charges for visitation or funeral service
public or private prior to the cremation.
If you want to arrange a direct cremation you can use an alternative
container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials
like fiberboard or composite materials, with or without outside coverings. The
containers we provide are unfinished wood boxes, corrugated cardboard of
Learn more about our onsite cremation service.
Direct cremation or immediate burial with container provided by purchaser.
Direct cremation or immediate burial with gray cloth covered casket. Direct
cremation or immediate burial with an alternative container. Direct cremation
or immediate burial with casket selected from our funeral home. (Casket cost
The Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home will verify with social services in the
county in which the deceased last resided. All services will be held at the
funeral home with a same day service, maximum 2 hour visitation, and no cash
advances will be paid by the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home.