We are the only crematory in Lincoln County
Why is Having an Onsite Crematory Important?
Your deceased family member never leaves our care. Other funeral homes have to take your loved one to a crematory out of the county.
We are the only funeral home in Tomahawk to operate our own crematory inside our clean and secure facility
We cremate only one person at a time
It takes more effort to ensure that the cremation is handled with care, dignity, and high standards. To assure your loved one is being cared for appropriately, we adhere to a rigid 14 Point Pre-Cremation Checklist and involve two staff members in every cremation process.
Your personal inspection is encouraged
We are the region's first crematory to encourage your personal inspection. We are the first to offer a special viewing room located next to our crematory to facilitate those who wish to be present for the start of the cremation process.
Our staff members are certified
Our Staff are certified crematory operators. We strictly adhere to a Cremation Code of Ethics, an assurance to you of our commitment to dignity and honesty.
Understanding the cremation process
Cremation is the process of reducing the body of the deceased to fragments of bone by way of heat and flame. We prefer to say "cremated remains" rather than "ashes" because we believe that the term "ashes" can be misleading. Our funeral directors or crematory staff can explain the consistency of cremated remains in as much detail as you prefer. Our Cremation Authorization form goes into some detail in explaining the cremation process, our policies and procedures. You will receive a copy of the completed form.
Cremation Code of Ethics
It’s important to know your rights and understand the cremation process. Learn more about our commitment to providing the highest standard of care.
If you have questions or concerns about cremation, call us at 715-224-3182.
The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can’t be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case—when you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service or celebration of life as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one’s life: you can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one’s final disposition:
- Interment means that you’ll bury or entomb your loved one’s cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.
- Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
- Scattering allows you to spread your loved one’s cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You can also choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
- Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one’s final resting place in a nearby location.