Funeral Homes

Our funeral homes, located in both Algoma and Casco, are full service facilities which can assist you with traditional funeral services as well as cremations and memorial services. All denominations are welcome.

We have two licensed funeral directors and excellent support staff who are there to assist you with any need you may have. Our modern facilities include not only the chapel but family break rooms with space for children to play.

At Wiesner Massart, we understand the planning a funeral can be a very stressful situation. We are here to help. Wether you are pre-planning a funeral or planning an immediate funeral, we have options to meet your needs. Click here for a general list of those options and they can be customized to be just what you want. Contact our excellent staff and we will assist you with any questions you have.

Are you pre-planning, do you need to know more about what pre-planning means? Click here for information on what options are available. Once again, our staff is here to help if you have any questions, we will be glad to sit down and go over everything with you.

Chapel

Both our funeral home chapels are spacious in size, handicapped accessible with family rooms and toys for the children available. Our Algoma funeral home offers two chapels for services.

Caskets

Our selection room is a full service casket viewing area along with cremation products necessary to help you with your planning needs. We offer brand names such as Batesville, Aurora, and Manger." Click here to learn more about our merchandise selections.

What To Do When Death Occurs

There are few things in life more traumatic than the death of a family member. The following sections will explain some steps to take when a death occurs.

Regardless of when and where a death occurs, the family should call us as soon a possible. At that time we will ask some specific questions, such as the name and location of the person who passed away, the name of the attending physician and the name of the next of kin. We will also ask about the type of funeral service the family is considering so that we may begin any necessary procedures as expediently as possible. If you are undecided on the type of service, you need not make any immediate decisions. We will allow you adequate time to make them and provide you with prices of various options ahead of time to assist you. Finally, we will set up a convenient appointment time to make the actual arrangements.

When a death occurs in a hospital or nursing home, there is little the family needs to do other than to call us. The medical staff at the health care facility will take the necessary steps to ensure that all legal requirements are met. Although some health care facilities will call the funeral home on behalf of the family, this is the exception rather than the rule. To be safe, it is best that the family calls us directly.

If a sudden death occurs outside of a health care facility, the best advice is to call 911 to dispatch local police to the scene. The police will then determine the appropriate steps to take depending upon the particular situation. In the case of a nonsuspicious death of an apparently healthy individual, the police would call the State Medical Examiner's office and await instructions. The Medical Examiner, depending upon the circumstances, may require that an autopsy be performed. If the death was suspicious in nature, then the Medical Examiner would in all likelihood order an autopsy.

If the death of a family member is anticipated, it is wise to begin thinking about the final arrangements in advance. We frequently meet with the family prior to the death to begin the process of gathering the needed information and discussing the services. In this way, the family is not overwhelmed with making numerous important decisions at the time of death. To the begin the arrangement process, just give us a call.