On-Site Private Crematory
Wichmann and Fargo Funeral Homes own and operate our own crematories.
Providing cremation services is our specialty. Most funeral homes in the Fox Valley subcontract this delicate procedure to an out-of-town, third party crematory. We know that families need the peace of mind that the cremation process is taking place in a private and dignified setting by professionals they can trust. We can assure you that your loved one stays in our care and is never transferred from our care to be cremated. Our crematories are clean, modern and available for your inspection. One of our crematories has a family viewing area for those who wish to witness the cremation process.
Since we own our crematories we are also able to control the price of cremation to the families we serve.
If you are considering cremation, we recommend you call funeral homes and ask if they have their own crematory or if they utilize the services of a contract crematory.
We employ cremation professionals
Our crematories are supervised by our employees who are not only licensed funeral directors but also are Certified Crematory Operators by the Cremation Association of North America. Because we operate our own crematory, we are able to maintain the highest legal and ethical quality control and thus assure the integrity of the cremation process and of the cremated remains.
We are the Fox Valley's experts in cremation services
We were the first funeral home in the area to install a crematory. Having owned and operated our crematory for over 30 years, we have far more experience in this critical process than anyone else. We continually train our staff on crematory operating standards, ethics and technology to assure the highest level of professional operation.
We wrote the book on consumer protection legislation in Wisconsin
Our owner, Dan Densow, during his two terms on the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Examining Board, wrote and assisted in enacting Wisconsin's cremation legislation. This significant piece of legislation informs and protects consumers who select cremation. Our crematory practices equal or exceed every legal standard set forth in our State code.