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

Nov 24 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 11:45 pm
Learning new things at National Funeral Directors Association annual convention! Do you like Dan's loud suit? #nfda2017 #boston.

Oct 24 - 3:22 pm
Looking forward to our next event, Wobbly Gobble. Mark your calendars, we hope to see you all for a fun walk around Chilton on Thanksgiving morning.

Aug 8 - 3:01 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 1:00 pm, Wieting Family Funeral Home, Chilton, Wisconsin Learn about and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and cheese as we get the conversation started while celebrating National Family History Month. Every family in attendance will receive a gift to have the Talk of a Lifetime. This is a very informal gathering. Bring family and friends, young and old. You'll be home in time for the 3:15 pm Packer game, or you can choose to join us as we cheer on the Green & Gold. Seating will be limited. For planning purposes, please RSVP by calling (920) 849-4941 Or by email "The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities." ~ Jeremy Hardy

Aug 3 - 12:29 pm
We have a beer and wine event coming October 8, 2017, 1 PM - 3 PM. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen." ~ Ernest Hemingway
Jul 26 - 9:32 am
"The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities." ~ Jeremy Hardy We have a beer and wine event coming October 8, 2017. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.
Jul 18 - 2:40 pm
Consumer Alert: Scammers Targeting Seniors in Wisconsin Recently, there has been insurance fraud specifically targeting seniors in Wisconsin in exchange for personal information. In this fraudulent case, recipients received mail requesting personal information in exchange for the potential to qualify for a life insurance product covering thousands of dollars in funeral expenses free of charge. Fake insurances companies or agents defraud consumers by taking money for premiums on bogus policies with no intention of paying claims. Prevent yourself from being a victim of fraud. The best way to protect yourself from insurance fraud is to research the agent and company you are considering. Confirm the company and agent is licensed to write insurance in Wisconsin. Licensing information about agents and companies can be found at or by calling 1-800-236-8517.
Nov 23 - 1:06 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to all those who came out for our Wobbly Gobble today!
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