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At Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we are honored to have earned the trust and confidence placed in us by those that we serve. From the time the first phone call is received, throughout the service and beyond, each staff member at our funeral home contributes in an important way. We are very proud of our staff of caregivers who have been recognized for many years nationally for their excellence in funeral service by the National Funeral Director's Association.


Pursuit of Excellence

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service is a proud recipient of the National Funeral Director's Pursuit of Excellence Award.

The Pursuit of Excellence is NFDA's premier program for honoring excellence and unshakable ethical standards in funeral service. Recipient firms are provided high-profile, national recognition for their outstanding service, professional integrity and dynamic public relations programs. The funeral homes are awarded at the annual National Funeral Director's Association Pursuit of Excellence Awards during the NFDA Convention and Expo.

"The Pursuit of Excellence program is the premier standard for funeral service excellence. Funeral homes that achieve this special recognition are raising the bar when it comes to community involvement and providing families with quality care," said NFDA Chief Executive Officer, Christine Pepper.

To achieve recognition in the Pursuit of Excellence Program, a funeral home must meet at least 31 criteria in nine categories of achievement. The categories include: education, compassionate service, technical skills, community and professional service, library or media resources, professional development, in-house staff training, and public and community relations.

Whether choosing burial or cremation, the staff at our funeral home will assist you in creating a personalized service to honor and remember the one you've lost. We are here to help create a service that reflects individual character and contribution. With our combined years of experience and training, we are prepared to help, to reassure, and to understand when a family faces the loss of a loved one. And we will take all of the time needed to explain the options available, allowing a family to make an informed decision.

We pledge to offer respectful and dignified professional service, service that a family should expect, service that a family deserves.


Community Giving

Our funeral home staff also believes in being a vital part of the Wausau community by supporting and contributing to the following organizations:

United Way 

Hospice House Wings 

Compassionate Friends 

Habitat for Humanity 

Performing Arts Foundation 

Wausau Chamber of Commerce 

West Side Business Association 

Wausau Senior Citizens Association 

Wausau Area Hmong Association 

Wausau Area Catholic Schools 

Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital 

Knights of Columbus 

Masonic Lodge 

Wausau Noon Optimists 

Kiwanis Club of Wausau 

Wausau Lyric Choir 

Local High School Scholarship Programs 

Free Swimming at Marathon Park, and 

"Eyes for the Needy" on behalf of the Wausau Lion's Club

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