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We pride ourselves on the service we provide each family we serve from each community throughout Northeast Wisconsin. With our funeral home location conveniently located in Chilton, we are easily able to serve those who call on us in all of the surrounding areas. From the Fox River Valley, Sherwood to Hilbert, Elkhart Lake to New Holstein, Marytown to St. Nazianz, Malone to Stockbridge, Potter to Charlesburg, Kloten to Charlestown, and everywhere in between.

At Wieting Family Funeral Home, we want to individualize and personalize each funeral service so it is truly a memorable experience. To assist you in understanding the various service optionavailable, we have created many service options, each with an all-inclusive fee for the provided services. However, we would be honored to individualize a unique funeral service for you.

We want to make sure that each family is provided with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the wide variety of funeral service options available to them. Feel free to contact us at any time to have questions answered.





Why Have a Funeral?

Margaret Mead, a foremost anthropologist, described America’s increasingly common response to death as follows: “When a baby is born, we rejoice. When a couple is married, we celebrate. And when someone we love dies, we pretend nothing happened.” Ample research has shown the epidemic of complicated grieving in our society today and the resulting problems from minimizing death’s impact on our lives. Personalized ceremonies provide an outlet for survivors to acknowledge their loss and experience their pain in ways that can be full of meaning. And for many, the presence of the body at the ceremony provides an opportunity to say goodbye and move more directly toward coping with the death.

We feel the best answer to “Why have a Funeral?” is to look at the purpose, and some misconceptions, of the funeral ceremony as explained by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, an internationally known grief educator and author.


Purpose of the Funeral Ceremony

Funerals have been with us since the beginning of human history because they help us move from life before death to life after death, because funerals…Confirm that someone we love has died
  • Help us understand that death is final
  • Allow us to say goodbye
  • Help us care for the body with respect and honor
  • Serve as a private and public transition between our lives before death and to our lives after the death.
  • Assist us in creating sacred time
  • Encourage us to embrace and express our pain
  • Affirm the worth of our relationship with the one who died
  • Help us remember the person who died and encourage us to share those memories with others.
  • Offer a time and place for us to talk about the life and death of the person who died.
  • Provide a social support system for us and other mourners
  • Help integrate mourners back in to the community
  • Allow us to search for meaning in life and death
  • Transform the ordinary in to the spiritual
  • Reinforce the fact of death in our lives
  • Establish helping relationships among mourners
Funeral Misconceptions

Many people today don’t understand why we have funerals. And what we don’t understand we tend to be skeptical of, even fearful of. Here are some of the most common misconceptions.
  • Funerals make us sad. When someone we love dies, we need to be sad. Funerals provide us with a safe, supportive place in which to embrace our pain.
  • Funerals are barbaric. On the contrary, meaningful funeral ceremonies are civilized, socially binding rituals. Some feel that viewing the body is barbaric however viewing has many benefits for the survivors.
  • Funerals are inconvenient. Taking a few hours out of your week to demonstrate your love for the person who died and your support for survivors is a privilege, not an inconvenience.
  • Funerals are too expensive. The social and emotional benefits of personalized funerals far outweigh their financial costs. Besides, a funeral doesn’t have to be lavishly expensive to be meaningful.
  • Funerals are only for religious people. Not true. Non-religious ceremonies still help mourners begin to heal.
  • Funerals are rote and meaningless. They don’t have to be. With forethought and planning, funerals can and should be personalized rituals reflecting the uniqueness of the grieving family.
  • Funerals should reflect what the person who has died wanted. No. Funerals are primarily for the benefit of the living.
  • Funerals are only for grown-ups. Anyone old enough to love is old enough to mourn. Children, too, have the right and the privilege to attend funerals.
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Jan 2 - 2:42 pm
Empty Chair Grief Support group tonight (Tuesday, January2). Meeting at 6:30 PM, Wieting Family Funeral Home, drive around left side of building to the back parking lot and door. If you can't make it tonight please see the attached handout with upcoming dates. Grief is not a journey that should be traveled alone.



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Dec 21, 2017 - 1:56 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home is presenting a life saving app to our community. Vital ICE provides a platform on which to list your (and your dependents, if applicable) vital medicinal information, such as blood type, allergies, medications, medical history, ICE contacts, and much more. This information will then be readily available to EMS and other First Responders when they need it most. Download this FREE App and enter code 4941. Follow the prompted instructions or go to our website link below for more specific details. Please help us spread the word to our community so people don't miss out on the this life saving app. Please call us if you have any questions, 920-849-4941. http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/resources/life-saving-vital-ice/



Nov 23, 2017 - 1:06 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to all those who came out for our Wobbly Gobble today!



Nov 24, 2017 - 1:07 am
Last shout out for our Wobbly Gobble coming up Thanksgiving morning at 7:30 AM. Please spread the word and we will see you there!



Nov 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Wow! Where does time go? We are about a week away from the Wobbly Gobble, at the funeral home, Thanksgiving morning. Enjoy the pictures from last year. We hope to see your bright smiling faces that morning wobbling with us around Chilton. We wobble away from the funeral home at 7:30 am and return within a half hour to hour, depending on how fast you wobble. Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate to follow.



Nov 2, 2017 - 3:43 pm
We are starting something new. We had Grief Support in the past but we are enhancing our services. We are bringing in a grief support specialist, Karen Aspenson, every other Tuesday, starting on November 7. Please pass on this grief support information to whomever you think might benefit. We appreciate you helping us spread the word about a healthy step in the grief journey.



Nov 3, 2017 - 11:45 pm
Learning new things at National Funeral Directors Association annual convention! Do you like Dan's loud suit? #nfda2017 #boston.


Mar 9 - 12:37 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home is presenting a life saving app to our community. Vital ICE provides a platform on which to list your (and your dependents, if applicable) vital medicinal information, such as blood type, allergies, medications, medical history, ICE contacts, and much more. This information will then be readily available to EMS and other First Responders when they need it most. Download this FREE App and enter code 4941. Follow the prompted instructions or go to our website link below for more specific details. We need your help to spread the word to our community so people don't miss out on the this life saving app. We have been working hard to present this app to all local fire departments, first responders, EMT, hospital, police departments, and civic organizations. If you are involved with an organization that we could take 5 minutes to explain what this app is and how it can be helpful please contact us and we would be more than wiling to come to your event, school, church, or whatever it may be. Please call us if you have any questions, 920-849-4941. http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/re .../life-saving-vital-ice/
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