Where to Start

Funeral planning can get overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Our staff is here to support you and help you through your grief journey while honoring your loved one. To help you get started, below is some helpful information. But please feel free to contact us with any questions.



When you're facing the death of a loved one, the world can seem like it's turned upside down. This time can feel disorienting and overwhelming - it's hard to know where to start with your funeral planning. This may be the case even if you're preplanning for a future service.

At Weber-Hill Funeral Home, we believe you shouldn't have to face any of it alone.

Funeral planning isn’t so much about whether your loved one will be buried or cremated — it’s about how you’ll create a fitting farewell for that person. It’s about how you’ll share and carry on their memory after they’re gone.

We’re here to support you through your grief journey and help with all the details to plan a memorial service that honors your loved one’s life.

Meet with a professional:


What To Do After A Loss

Within hours of a loved one dying, important steps must be taken to notify the proper authorities — or, at the very least, your chosen funeral home.

  • If your loved one dies in a hospital or nursing home, a nurse will call the funeral home.
  • If your loved one dies at home under hospice care, the family should call the hospice nurse (if they’re not already there), and the nurse will call the funeral home.
  • If your loved one dies at home without hospice care, you’ll need to call 911 to dispatch EMS and a coroner or medical examiner, who will call the funeral home.
  • In the event of an accident or other out-of-home death, 911 should be called to dispatch EMS, coroner and/or medical examiner, who will call the funeral home.


After these important first steps, you can contact us at our Crandon or Wabeno Chapels to schedule an arrangement conference, or begin your own planning using our online tool. We’ll guide you through the rest.

Within A Few Days

You should inform close friends and relatives of your loved one’s passing through phone calls and your loved one’s death notice. This can be a difficult process, so you can reach out to a trusted family member or friend to help if you’d wish.

You also should review your loved one’s preplanned funeral wishes and meet with a funeral director to plan their service. If your loved one didn't preplan any funeral wishes, you can start by considering some of the larger choices you need to make, such as:

  • Burial or cremation
  • Type of casket or urn
  • For a burial, location of their final resting place in grave or mausoleum
  • For a cremation, location of their final resting place through burial or scattering
  • Service types, such as a viewing, service, graveside memorial, etc.
  • Any religious services, such as clergy or spiritual leaders


This is just a starting point, so don't feel like you need to know all the answers right now. We want to make this process as easy and meaningful as possible, so please contact us with any questions or for more information about your funeral service options.

When We Meet

When you meet with one of our staff members to begin planning the funeral, we'll show you our general price list to give you a basic idea of our service costs. Then, we’ll talk with you about your loved one to get a better understanding of the person and services to honor their life.

Our staff will use this information to help you create a personalized, meaningful service to celebrate your loved one. You can share your funeral preferences and ideas, stories about your loved one, their passions, and any other insights into your loved one’s life.

This process also may include:

  • Preparing and filing the official death certificate
  • Drafting an obituary
  • Scheduling the funeral services and events, including the date, time, and location
  • Selecting a casket, urn, and any other products
  • Choosing pallbearers
  • Arranging transportation

We want to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible, so please bring the following information about your loved one:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full legal name and home address
  • Social security number
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Highest education
  • Occupation
  • Veteran's discharge papers (DD-214), if applicable
  • Information about the burial location, if applicable
  • Clergy name and phone number, if applicable
  • Insurance policy information if using to pay for funeral expenses
  • Names and relationships of survivors
  • A recent photograph of your loved one and any clothing you want used when dressing them for the service

Weber-Hill & Packard Funeral Home of Crandon
Phone: (715) 478-2322
302 South Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI

Weber-Hill & Packard Funeral Home of Wabeno
Phone: (715) 473-3131
1768 Oconto Avenue, Wabeno, WI

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