Are there benefits for a deceased veteran?
Our veterans made great sacrifices for our beloved country, and we will help to secure any eligible benefits they desire to as part of their memorial service or funeral service.
All eligible veterans are entitled to a flag, military honors, and a Presidential Certificate. Your Proko-Wall Funeral Director will work with the State of Wisconsin Military Funeral Honors Program to coordinate a bugler for Taps, a firing detail for the gun salute, and active duty military personnel who will present the flag to the next of kin. This solemn ceremony is full of emotion and touches the hearts of all who witness it.
The funeral home staff will also secure the flag from the Brown County Veterans Service office and assist the family with applying for any other benefits the veteran may be entitled to. The phone number for the Veterans Service Office is 448-4450 and it is best to have an appointment with them. We can also provide transportation to this appointment. Remember, it is the Veterans Administration that ascertains who is eligible, and what they are eligible for based on the service record of the veteran and what veteran services they were receiving at the time of their death.
Benefits may include burial in a national or state veterans cemetery. State cemeteries include Spooner, King, and Union Grove. If the veteran is eligible for burial in the state cemetery, this benefit includes the grave space, perpetual care, a graveliner, opening and closing and the monument. Spouses, even if they are not a veteran, are able to be buried with their loved one. For those who wish to be buried in a private cemetery, the veteran may be eligible for a headstone.
Some veterans may be entitled to other monetary benefits, or may have veterans insurance. For all benefits, a DD214 is required (discharge papers), and some benefits require a certified copy of the death certificate.
It is our honor to assist you with making the funeral service of your veteran the dignified tribute they deserve.
How do I Secure Military Honors for a Funeral or Memorial Service
If your loved one was a veteran, they may be entitled to military honors for their funeral services. Please bring your loved one's DD214 (Discharge Papers) into Proko-Wall. Your funeral director will contact the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Military Funeral Honors Program in order to secure an American flag, the formal flag presentation, the playing of taps and a firing detail on your behalf. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, or Air Force active duty personnel will coordinate with the local Veteran Service Organizations, providing your loved one the dignified ceremony they deserve for their service to our great nation. Proko-Wall staff will also assist you with securing a Presidential Certificate and a headstone if your loved one qualifies. Weather permitting, funeral home staff will provide an avenue of flags at the funeral home while a veteran is in state. It is our honor to provide these services for our veterans.