What is the cost of a cremation in Milwaukee?

Affordable Cremation Services

Are you looking for the most affordable cremation option?  Do you want to know what a cremation costs in Milwaukee?  Then, read on to find out more about cremation prices and options in Milwaukee.

This brief article can help you understand how to save money when arranging a cremation and ensure you are not overpaying for a funeral.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Milwaukee?

The average cost of a cremation is $3,725* for cremation, which includes a service and a standard cremation urn.  Now, average prices for cremation do not necessarily reflect the actual price you can obtain a cremation for, as cremation costs do vary between different funeral homes in Milwaukee

You CAN obtain a basic cremation (without any services) for much less than this. A direct cremation can be conducted for just $1,395.

Comparing cremation costs in Milwaukee

It IS important to shop around and compare cremation prices between funeral homes today to ensure that you have obtained the best price cremation possible.  As I mentioned above, you will find that cremation costs can range in thousands of dollars from different providers. 

Telephoning around or conducting online research on cremation pricing can be time-consuming and overwhelming.  That is why we have conducted our own cremation cost research, so you don’t have to!  A simple direct cremation can be arranged in Milwaukee for $1,395.00

cremation-milwaukeeDirect cremation in Milwaukee

A direct cremation is the lowest-cost cremation option.  The deceased is cremated without any ceremony and/or services, and the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn.  This enables the family to ensure that their loved one’s disposition is handled simply, dignifiedly, and timely while not overspending on funeral costs. 

The family can gather for a memorial service later if they so choose or arrange a simple ash scattering ceremony.

Low-cost cremation in Milwaukee

If funeral expenses concern your family, a simple direct cremation is the lowest-cost funeral option available.  Several cremation service providers specialize in offering families simple and affordable cremation services in Milwaukee.

Unfortunately, cremation permits can range significantly in price in Wisconsin.  Many funeral service providers add county fees such as cremation permits and death certificates as a ‘cash advance’ item to a package price.  

Check this list of cremation permit fees in Wisconsin to check what fee is applicable in your county. Prices range from $75 to $350.

I can’t afford a funeral. Is there any help with cremation costs in Milwaukee?

Cremation Costs

More families are finding themselves struggling to meet funeral expenses today.  Any financial assistance with cremation costs is managed at the county level and differs by state and county.  If you are struggling to pay for a funeral, there is the Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP), operated by the Department of Health Services (DHS). 

There are eligibility requirements, and the WFCAP may reimburse the cemetery and/or funeral expenses of a person who met the eligibility requirements on the date of death. Up to $1,500 are reimbursed for funeral home costs and $1,000 for cemetery costs.  Social Security also has a $255 death benefit for those who qualify.  Some local organizations, such as charitable groups and union groups, sometimes offer financial support for the cost of a funeral.

You may also find this complete guide to arranging a funeral or cremation in Wisconsin useful, as it covers many more aspects of funeral laws in the state of Wisconsin and how understanding these can help you save on the cost of a funeral.

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Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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