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Family Owned & Operated Since 1926
Louise E. & William W. Savin Funeral Home
What do I do when death occurs?
The sooner you contact the funeral home, the sooner we can begin helping you. Even if you are not ready for the funeral home to come to the place of death to transport the deceased, it is helpful to notify us so that we may be able to guide you through the next steps.
How long can a family wait to hold the funeral before the deceased can’t have an open casket?
Every situation is unique, and the circumstances surrounding the death play an important role in determining the length of time a body can be held, however, as a general rule, the average deceased body can still be shown after one or two weeks have passed since the time of death, and perhaps even longer.
What if the funeral is local but the deceased wishes to be buried elsewhere? How do you transport the body?
We arrange for transportation to the final resting place. This may include arranging for a flight, working with another out of state funeral home, or driving the deceased to the final resting place in or around Philadelphia, PA.
What do I do if my loved one passed away while out of state?
Still contact the funeral home that you ultimately will be using for services. We will arrange for a funeral home in that area to assist us with necessary arrangements.
Do you contact the newspaper about an obituary or do I?
Although a family can choose to take care of the obituary on their own, it is part of our service to assist in the writing and submitting of the obituary to the newspapers.
Can you tell me everything I need to do to plan the funeral?
The Savin Funeral's home’s staff is extremely knowledgeable and prepared to help in this process.
What is the difference in cost of receiving the cremains in an urn or burying the cremains in a cemetery plot?
The cost of plots and grave openings in cemeteries vary. The requirements do as well. Some cemeteries allow for an urn to be buried directly in the ground, others require an urn vault. Some cemeteries allow for burial of an urn in the same grave as a casket is buried. As a funeral home, we help families answer these questions and take care of the arrangements with the cemetery that they chose.
Will all of my loved one’s ashes really fit in an urn?
Most cremated remains fit in an average size urn. The typical deceased body reduces to about 9 pounds of ashes and usually fits in a standard size urn. If there are ashes left that don’t fit, it is our policy to check with the family to see what they would like done with the remaining ashes. Ideas include purchasing a keepsake urn, or possibly scattering the remaining ashes in a special place.
Is the funeral home able to help with military burial benefits and a military service?
Veterans are eligible for both, however, family members do not always know how to handle the details and in many cases may not even know they are eligible for burial benefits. Consequently, we handle all of the arrangements and details surrounding military honors, and supply each veteran’s family with a flag. We also communicate with the Veterans Administration regarding every veteran that we serve. They contact each family regarding benefits that they may be eligible for.
Are there any Federal, State or local laws that regulate funeral homes?
Funeral homes are governed by these federal agencies: FTC and OSHA. State regulation is administered by the State Department of Regulation and Licensing, and the WI State Board of Funeral Directors. The National & State Associations provide guidelines for ethical and legal practices of its member firms.