Proko Funeral Home
Funeral Services in Kenosha, WI
We're glad to supply this service to you and the families we serve. The current funerals entrusted to our company are listed here. If you are unable to visit the Proko Funeral Home, you can still be with the family in thought by signing the online guest book on the OBITUARIES page, expressing your condolences or share your most memorable recollection about the deceased. You can place a memorial donation or be reminded of the anniversary of a death.
Proko Funeral Home
read moreOurs is not just any funeral home. Our years of experience combined with our highly professional, friendly and compassionate staff, makes Proko Funeral Home the first choice for hundreds of area families each year. In 1928, James Crossin built the first facility in Kenosha dedicated exclusively to providing funeral services. It was located downtown at the corner of 60th Street and 12th Avenue. At the time, other funeral homes were converted residences or businesses. This historic "first" symbolizes our leadership in the community - a tradition that is carried on today by the Proko Family.
What to Expect Before
read moreIt's a common enough experience; a loved one dies and now you've got to face something you've never ever done before. You've got to go to a funeral home to make their funeral arrangements. Now, not only are you emotionally affected by their death, you're anxious and really need to know what to expect when you arrive. So, let's talk about that for a bit. While we can't speak to every situation, we can tell you the bare basics of what to expect on your first visit to our funeral home. When it comes to properly completing death paperwork, and writing a detailed obituary, accuracy is everything.
Memorial Service Information
read moreUnlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death. A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life. Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral.
Preparing for a Funeral Service
read moreCould there be anything more difficult than preparing for a funeral? Certainly, such an end-of-life event is hard to look forward to with any great enthusiasm. And it doesn't matter if you're a member of the bereaved inner circle of close family, a co-worker, neighbor or family friend; preparing for a funeral service takes time and forethought. If you're preparing to attend a funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life, the following tips and suggestions can certainly help in your funeral preparations.
What is a Funeral
read moreAll we need to do is say the word "funeral" and within microseconds, you have an image in your mind of what a funeral looks like. This mental image comes from many sources: the geographical place, culture and society in which we live; our faith; our life experience. Obviously then, a funeral service in Borneo would look very different from one held in Tanzania; there are even significant differences between the funerals held in ethnically and/or geographically diverse regions of North America. Yet, despite the differences, these funeral services have much in common.
read moreThe earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. For an overview of the many different burial traditions, check out the websites in the Resources section below. We have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us. There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning.
read moreThe funeral is an important opportunity to pay tribute to someone you loved. It is a time for relatives and friends to gather tell stories, to share memories, to acknowledge your loss and support one another. Proko Funeral Home is proud to be the first funeral home in Kenosha County with their very own crematory on premises. The crematory is operated by the staff of Proko Funeral Home and families appreciate the fact that they know where and who will be taking care of their loved ones.
read moreWhile dealing with grief is not easy, we believe the resources within this section of our website can help. Should you need additional support in grieving your loss, please call us. We will do everything we can to assist you. No one is prepared for grief. The rush of feelings, the thoughts, anxieties, and heartache can take us by surprise and drive us to our knees. Yet, when we choose to harness that power for self-growth, amazing things can happen. Good can come from pain. Sigmund Freud first brought up the concept of grief work in 1917, and today the idea that bereavement is purpose-driven continues.