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Funeral FAQs


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    • After a death has occurred, notify Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. by calling 715-845-6900. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
      • What is the full name of the deceased?
      • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
      • What is your name, address and telephone number?
      • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
      • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)
    • We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:
      • Clothing for the deceased
      • Social security number of the deceased
      • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
      • The deceased's parent’s names, including mother's maiden name
      • Information about the deceased's education
      • Marital status of the deceased
      • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
      • A recent photograph of the deceased
      • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
      • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
    • Contact your clergy. Decide on time and place of funeral or memorial service. This can be done at the funeral home.
    • The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates you will be needing and can order them for you.
    • Make a list of immediate family, close friends and employer or business colleagues. Notify each by phone.
    • Decide on appropriate memorial to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, charity or school).
    • Gather obituary information you want to include such as age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service , outstanding work, list of survivors in immediate family. Include time and place of services. The funeral home will normally write article and submit to newspapers (newspaper will accept picture and they will be returned intact).
    • Arrange for members of family or close friends to take turns answering door or phone, keeping careful record of calls. If Social Security checks are automatic deposit, notify the bank of the death.

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