Obituaries

Alyce Nelson
B: 1922-08-28
D: 2018-01-20
View Details
Nelson, Alyce
Annabelle Kurtz
D: 2018-01-18
View Details
Kurtz, Annabelle
Roy Weyer
B: 1926-09-10
D: 2018-01-17
View Details
Weyer, Roy
John Kropp
B: 1930-12-17
D: 2018-01-17
View Details
Kropp, John
Mary Ebel
B: 1943-12-26
D: 2018-01-17
View Details
Ebel, Mary
Donald Brockhaus
B: 1939-04-24
D: 2018-01-16
View Details
Brockhaus, Donald
William Pies
B: 1938-06-05
D: 2018-01-16
View Details
Pies, William
Shirley Yahr
B: 1947-10-17
D: 2018-01-16
View Details
Yahr, Shirley
Charles Pipia
B: 1932-01-03
D: 2018-01-15
View Details
Pipia, Charles
Eugene Haig
B: 1952-03-01
D: 2018-01-15
View Details
Haig, Eugene
Audrey Sauer
B: 1930-04-11
D: 2018-01-15
View Details
Sauer, Audrey
August Fechter
B: 1938-03-17
D: 2018-01-14
View Details
Fechter, August
Mercedes Hetebrueg
B: 1929-06-26
D: 2018-01-13
View Details
Hetebrueg, Mercedes
Christel Schoen
D: 2018-01-12
View Details
Schoen, Christel
Dorothy Arndt
B: 1930-07-01
D: 2018-01-10
View Details
Arndt, Dorothy
Teresa Peterson
D: 2018-01-09
View Details
Peterson, Teresa
Sharon Lutz
D: 2018-01-08
View Details
Lutz, Sharon
Cecil Brown
D: 2018-01-08
View Details
Brown, Cecil
James Gadbois
D: 2018-01-08
View Details
Gadbois, James
Donald Ledin
B: 1924-05-13
D: 2018-01-07
View Details
Ledin, Donald
Horst Mitscherling
B: 1938-11-02
D: 2018-01-06
View Details
Mitscherling, Horst

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1420 West Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: 262-338-2050
Fax:

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Why Choose Cremation?

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at 262-338-2050 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".