Service Options

Sometimes the thought of planning a funeral seems too difficult for those who've suffered a loss. We're here to help lighten your burden and remind you of the true value a ceremony can hold for you and your family.

We are committed to working with you to ensure the cost associated with honoring the life of your loved one is manageable and transparent. We’ve worked with budgets large and small, while always promising to create a celebration of life that is honoring and respectful.

The Healing Power of Memorial Services

Coping with a loss is never easy, and services are an essential part of the recovery process. A Funeral service provides those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing and peace. No matter the setting, style, or direction you choose, our professional staff are honored to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one's unique life journey.

Burial Services

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

Immediate Burial means that your loved one's physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.

Visitation (also called a "viewing", "wake" or "calling hours") allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.

Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life.

Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.

Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case. Similar to burial services, there are a variety of options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life when arranging a cremation depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

Immediate interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains without a public service or gathering. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations, or just in an urn you take home. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities.

Visitation allows family and friends to gather with the cremated remains or the loved one prior to cremations (open or closed casket) for an opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.

Graveside, Chapel or Committal Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial or mausoleum entombment, in which loved ones are present at the final interment of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.

Funeral or Memorial Services can take place at a funeral home, in a church or even your home. The service is a personalized ceremony to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Scatteringallows 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 internment or another form if 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.

 

To learn more about service options available, please contact us.

Cotter Funeral Homes & Crematory Locations

information@cotterfuneralhome.com

 


Allouez/De Pere


860 N. Webster Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 336-8702

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Wrightstown


711 Main Street
Wrightstown, WI 54180
Phone: (920) 532-4366

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Denmark


536 County Road
Denmark, WI 54208
Phone: (920) 863-2411

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Cremation Center


115 N. Erie Street
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 336-8702

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