First Wisconsin Cremation is a Leader in Innovation & Value.

Our mission is that every family in the state of Wisconsin has access to the highest level of service at a reasonable price, while creating value unmatched by traditional funeral homes or even cremation societies. Our costs are the same no matter where you are in the state of Wisconsin, and there is no membership fee required to qualify for our cremation rate. Our costs are often thousands less than traditional funeral homes. We are able to offer a discounted price by offering a very limited menu of services.

 

To report a death, please call us at 1-855-832-1956

Otherwise, please contact us regarding other questions

If you or your loved one currently qualify for the Wisconsin Medical Assistance Program you may qualify for a low or no cost cremation. If you or your loved one do not qualify for medical assistance our prices are as follows: 

 

DIRECT CREMATION

$995 .00

*To receive this discounted rate, payment must be made at the time services are called for and all paperwork must be completed through the provided web link.

What's included?

  • Transportation of deceased from anywhere in Wisconsin to crematory
  • Professional services of Funeral Director and staff
  • Sheltering of remains until cremation can take place (48 hours minimum required by state law)
  • Minimum cardboard cremation container and minimum black plastic urn
  • Filing all state required paperwork
  • Cremation completed in approximately 10-14 days, pending paperwork from doctor and/or coroner. (Please contact us prior to scheduling a memorial service if you wish to have the cremated remains present at the service.)
  • Friendly, compassionate staff to assist you
  • Paperwork completed electronically by authorized agent/next-of-kin
  • Shipping of cremated remains to anywhere in Wisconsin (there is a $65 fee to mail to other states)
  • Verification of death for obituaries submitted by family
  • Dignified care of your loved one
  • Follow-up grief material mailed to family members

What's not included?

  • Cremation permit fee or any other fees charged by county coroner (varies by county)
  • Ordering of death certificates (family members can order death certificates on their own; please check with any Wisconsin county's Register of Deeds office for ordering information)
  • Assistance with memorial/funeral service/burial
  • Assistance with filing military paperwork/benefits
  • Private viewing or witnessed cremation (options may be available at an additional cost)
  • Assistance with obituary submission (however verification of death will be provided by funeral director to any papers that request it)
  • Priority or "rush" removal of deceased outside of our normal office hours (M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm) from location of death will incur a fee of $250. This will include holiday removals. We will always dispatch a funeral director immediately to contact you by phone at the time of death. If we must call a funeral home outside of our network to assist us (at the family's request), additional charges may apply from that funeral home. NOTE: Hospice or hospital staff cannot require you to call a local funeral home and pay a higher charge to have the deceased removed sooner. (WI Chapter DHS 135.04 states that family has up to 12 hours to arrange for the deceased to be removed.)
  • Removals requiring additional manpower may incur an additional charge of $250 (oversized person, full flights of stairs, unusual circumstances of death, etc.)
  • A refrigeration charge of $75 per day will be added after 7 days if the cremation is unable to be performed due to a delay in receiving paperwork from the Authorized Agent or next of kin.
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