Compare Local Funeral Homes
When considering which funeral home your family should consider at a time of loss, there are several questions that one might ask.
Are they locally-owned and/or family-owned?
Many funeral homes in the area are no longer owned by the original family on the sign, and one funeral home is not locally-owned or family owned. Why use local? Compared to chain funeral homes (i.e. Newcomer), locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.Furthermore, locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
Do they own a crematory?
Malcore Funeral Homes & Crematory is one of the few funeral homes in northeast Wisconsin that own and operate their own crematory. Many funeral homes only offer "cremation services," meaning that the cremation process is performed by another funeral home. At Malcore Funeral Homes & Crematory, your family can take comfort in knowing that your loved one is under our care from the initial phone call, until cremation has been completed.
Do they require advance payment?
Most funeral homes in Green Bay work with families to ensure that the wishes of the decedent can be carried out, even if funds are not immediately available at the time of the funeral. Some funeral homes (i.e. Newcomer Funeral Homes) state directly on their General Price List, "For your convenience, we accept the following methods of payment due at the time of arrangement...All financial arrangements are made with the Purchaser, and not with the estate of your loved one." At Malcore Funeral Homes & Crematory, our empathetic staff does whatever they can to assist our families plan a meaningful service for their loved one that fits within their budget. We even assist a family in securing government benefits that they may be entitled to.
All funeral homes in the area provide different amenities. Some funeral homes are historic and beautiful, such as Malcore (East) Funeral Home, and others are built with larger lobbies and lunch rooms, like Malcore (West) Funeral Home.
Many families today appreciate a lunch room on-site because it is convenient for the family. Some choose to use this space for meat and cheese platters, while others prefer to hold a full catered-in meal. This is appealing to many families who prefer to keep everything at one location. In other words, out-of-town guests are not put in position to have to travel to another location after the funeral.
Parking at some funeral homes in Green Bay can be limited, but not at Malcore. Malcore (East) and Malcore (West) have sufficient parking on-site, and both locations are easily accessible for those with special needs.. Guests of our facilities are not left paying for parking on the street, or walking a significant distance to make their way into our facilities.