- About Us
Here at Wiesner & Massart, Inc., we are committed to helping you plan the funeral service that best meets your needs. Whether you are pre-planning a funeral or if you are dealing with an immediate need, we can help.
On this page you will find some general options and pre-need information. All of this is customizable to meet your wishes. If you would like to speak with one of us at anytime to have your questions answered, just give us a call.
Effective Date: January 1, 2016
This guide is designed to familiarize you with our services and merchandise which normally compose different types of funeral arrangements.
Keep in mind that a funeral is a meaningful event and one that, properly planned, can help ease the pain of separation which naturally accompanies death.
It is a time of sharing good memories and experiences with friends and family. Our professional staff can assist you in coordinating all the details and will explain all of the options.
We know that many times death comes at a time when the survivors are least prepared financially. We solicit your frankness in these matters and assure you that it is our policy to assist in any way possible.
We wish to express our sincere desire to be of service to you. If you have any further questions, or if we can be of help in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.
The 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 any legal or other requirements mean you must buy any 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 selected.
BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Responding to initial request for service; consultation with family; coordinating arrangements with clergy, cemetery, and other parties responsible for final disposition; securing and filing vital statistics and permits; newspaper notices; 24-hour attention to all details; handling and arrangement of floral pieces; care of condolence cards. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (A proportionate share is already included in our charges for basic cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving of remains). Also included in this charge are the overhead expenses relative to our facility, such as; insurance, taxes, maintenance, and utility expenses, secretarial, and administrative costs, disposal of hazardous waste, refuse pick-up equipment, and inventory expenses, State, Local, and Federal Government compliance costs.
TRANSFER OF DECEASED TO OUR FUNERAL HOME
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. (Some cemeteries require embalming).
OTHER PRPARATION OF BODY (including but not limited to)
Cosmetology, Dressing and Casketing of deceased.
OTHER SERVICES - ALERNATE CARE
(i.e. dressing deceased for cremation or closed casket visitation, disinfection of deceased, placing of deceased in alternative container or casket)
BEAUTICIAN OR BARBER
USE OF FACILITIES FOR VISITATION (each day or portion thereof at funeral home, church or cemetery)
CHAPEL FOR FUNERAL CEREMONY (or use of equipment and staff for church and/or cemetery service)
USE OF FACILITIES FOR MEMORIAL SERVICE
GRAVESIDE FUNERAL CEREMNOY (Cemetery or Mausoleum)
EXTENDED SERVICE OPTION
When requesting to have a visitation at a church or other location the day and/or evening prior to the day of the funeral service please add $400.00 to the alternative selection desired.
NOTE: Beyond 20 miles from the funeral home add $2.75 per loaded mile.
CASKETS: ADULT $599.00 to $5,000.00 INFANT $250.00 to $500.00 (a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home)
OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS: $700.00 to $10,500.00 (a complete price list will be provided at the funeral home, delivery and set-up to be added to statement)
ALTERNATIVE CREMATION CONTAINER
OUTSIDE SHIPPING CASE (airline approved)
INDIVIDUAL REGISTER BOOKS
MEMORIAL FOLDERS (per 100)
NOTE: The following alternative selections are packaged service plans. These prices are for our clients who purchase a casket from our casket price list or selection room only. All casket prices will be added to the alternative selection chosen.
A-1 COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PLAN
This plan includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, embalming, other preparations of body, use of facilities for visitation, chapel for ceremony, hearse and service car.
A-2 COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PLAN WITH LIMITED VISITATION OTHER THAN FUNERAL HOME
This plan includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, embalming, other preparation of body, equipment for ceremony, hearse and service car. There will be no visitation held at the funeral home. Visitation and services are held at a church or cemetery and must be complete by 7 p.m. the day of the service.
A-2a COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PLAN WITH LIMITED VISITATION AR FUNERAL HOME
Includes all items in plan A-2, except the visitation and funeral are held at the funeral home and must be complete by 7 p.m. the day of the service.
A-3 COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PLAN WITH CASKETED REMAINS SHIPPED TO MILWAUKEE
This plan includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home within 20 mile radius, other preparation of body, use of facilities for visitation, chapel for ceremony, hearse and service car.
A-3a THIS PLAN WITH CREMATION(does not include medical examiner fees)
B-1 COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PLAN FOR CREMATION
This plan includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, embalming, other preparations of body, use of facilities for visitation, chapel for ceremony, hearse, service car and cremation, processing of cremated remains, and placement of cremated remains in a temporary cardboard container or urn. This plan does not include Medical Examiner fees.
B-2 COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE PLAN FOR CREMATION WITH LIMITED VISITATION OTHER THAN FUNERAL HOME
This plan includes all items in plan B-1, except visitation and service are held at a church or cemetery. Does not include Medical Examiner fees.
B-3 BASIC CREMATIONS
NOTE: Wisconsin law does not require that you purchase a casket for basic cremation. If you want to arrange a basic cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The container we provide is a cardboard cremation tray. Our charge for basic cremation includes: (without viewing, ceremony, cremation container or Medical Examiner fees) basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, service car, identification by family (no more than 2 family members) cremation, processing of cremated remains, placement of cremated remains in a temporary cardboard container or urn.
BASIC CREMATION WITH ALTERNATIVE CONTAINER
B-4 BASIC CREMATION WITH PRIVATE FAMILY IDENTIFICATION
This plan includes a basic alternative viewing container, disinfection of deceased and setting facial features, and a limited identification period of no longer than one half hour for immediate family members (this must take place no longer than 36 hours following a death and at the discretion of the funeral home). There will be no ceremony or public visitation period allowed.
B-5 BASIC CREMATION WITH MEMORIAL SERVICE
(Does not include casket, cremation container or Medical Examiner fees)
This plan includes all items in plan B-4. This plan also includes assisting the family in planning the service desired. Securing newspaper notices, coordinating service details with clergy, musicians, and cemetery personnel (if required). Extending cash advances on behalf of family to be added to final statement.
B-6 BASIC CREMATION WITH MEMORIAL SERVICE AT FUNERAL HOME
(Does not include casket, cremation container or Medical Examiner fees)
This plan includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, use of facilities for visitation, chapel for ceremony, service car, cremation, processing cremains and placing in a temporary cardboard container or urn.
C IMMEDIATE BURIAL OR ENTOMBMENT
This plan includes: (without viewing or ceremony) basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, other preparation, hearse, service car.
D COUNTY ASSISTED FUNERALS
Benefits determined by County Officials at time of need.
TERMS: Net due 30 days from date of service: thereafter this account will become past due. A late payment fee of 1.5% per month (18% annual percentage rate) will be charged on the outstanding balance.
There are many reasons that preplanning is not only beneficial to you but also to your whole family. Planning your services in advance of need provides peace of mind. Get your plans in order so your loved ones don't have to.
At the time of a family loss, your attention should be paid to the emotional needs of family and loved ones... not to the numerous details of arranging a funeral service.
We offer a complete selection of pre-arrangement programs to suit your personal, religious, financial and family needs.
Pre-arrangement offers you more than just the peace of mind of knowing your wishes will be met and that your family does not have to bear the financial burden of funeral costs.
How do you pre-pay for a funeral?
You may select one of two ways to pre-pay for a funeral:
Traditional Certificate of Deposit at a financial institution set as a trust. We can set this up at the funeral home, contact us if you are interested.
Pre-funding funerals is a growing trend in America because of the peace of mind that comes from having one's affairs in order. Funding those arrangements with insurance coverage or a trust are the two ways we handle pre-funding. Pre-funding life insurance can be handled at Wiesner & Massart, Inc. by Jim Kinnard and Tim Kinnard who are licensed insurance agents as well as funeral directors.
Your funding is backed by a national industry leader for many years providing preneed insurance with hundreds of thousands of policies in force. They consistently earn high marks for financial stability from the top financial ratings companies in the country.
Our plan provides life insurance benefits that are exempt from federal income tax when paid to a named beneficiary. Neither the increasing value of the coverage nor the total benefits paid at the time of death are federal income taxable.
Planning in advance of need provides peace of mind. The death of a loved one is a time of great loss and advance planning can reduce stress for your family with the knowledge that your preplan has been completed. This allows your loved ones to devote more time to coping and understanding the loss and less time concerned with funeral arrangements and financial details.
Our staff will meet with you to explain your options for services, assist you with the selection of the necessary merchandise and help you make the arrangements that are right for you. Merchandise selection during your pre-planning helps insure that you do not exceed what you want to pay.