Naturally, people turn to us every day to assist them in planning a funeral. Sometimes it’s because a loved one has recently died, and their need is immediate. Other times, they turn to us because they wish to talk to us about funeral pre-planning. If you're looking to make funeral arrangements ahead of time for either yourself, or for someone you love, consult our plan ahead section.
In this section, we have put together the basics for those of you faced with an immediate need of our services. This includes information on what is involved in planning a funeral, what to expect when you meet with a Funeral Director, and how to select the right funeral products. There is also information on what you can expect after the funeral or memorial service.
1. Authorization to Release to Funeral Home
2. Death Certificate Worksheet Completing Death Certificate Worksheet Presentation
3. Embalming Authorization
4. Cremation Authorization Completing the Cremation Authorization
5. Authorization Ship Cremated Remains
6. Identification of Decedent
7. Wisconsin Individual Final Disposition Form
8. Death Notification Checklist
9. Funeral Home Guidelines & Expectations Information
10. Funeral Planning Checklist
11. Memorandum of Understanding Memorandum of Understanding Presentation
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
Cremation completed in approximately 10-14 days, pending Medical Certifier/Medical Examiner/Coroner. (Please contact us prior to scheduling a Memorial Service if you wish to have the cremated remains present at the Service)
I accordance with Wisconsin Statue 69.18, The responsible parties have up to 9 days to complete the death Record. This time does not include the Issuance of the Cremation Permit from the County Coroner or Medical Examiner.
In Accordance with Wisconsin Statue DHS 135.06 (3) No person can be Cremated without a Cremation Permit.
At Foster Funeral Service, we understand that many may require other options to pay for a funeral. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, just click the link below or copy and paste the link to a web browser. Please note that by applying for financial assistance DOES NOT guarantee that you will be approved. It may be better if you check with your local bank.
Funeral Service Financing
However, if you need more in-depth information on funeral planning, and wish to speak to someone directly, we invite you to contact us.
Our selection of products offers you the widest array of ways to honor your loved one. We invite you to view our burial and cremation caskets, urns, vaults, keepsakes and other personalized items.
We know more families today are concerned about funeral costs, and this information is what is needed to make the right selection of funeral services and products.
This section of our website should be very helpful for families who have recently lost a loved one and
are looking for information on what must be done in the near future.
What to Expect
The death of someone you love can leave you feeling confused, alone, and unsure where to turn for
guidance. This area of our website will guide you in the right direction.
Everyone needs help from time to time. Should you need to connect with us, here’s how you can get in
touch with one of our funeral professionals, day or night.
No one wants to plan for our inevitable end. It’s certainly not as much fun as planning a vacation, but it’s far more important. This section provides valuable insights and planning tools.