Cremation services are arranged with the Funeral Director. The Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office issues permits to Funeral Directors for cremation. A permit for cremation is required in Wisconsin before cremation can take place. There is a mandatory 48 hour waiting period from the pronounced time of death before cremation can take place.
The Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office provides timely, accurate and legally defensible determinations as to the Manner and Cause of death per Wisconsin Statute 979.
The Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office issues permits for disinterments. Following the accurate completion of the disinterment application form, approval is granted for disinterment. There is a fee for this service.
Donations to Medical Science
The Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office releases the remains of those individuals wishing to donate their bodies to medical science.
Organ & Tissue Donation
In some cases the Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office releases the remains of those individuals who wish to donate organs and tissues to a procurement organization. Cases of criminal, legal or evidentiary necessity may require us to hold remains in custody.
Please contact the Coroner if you would like a member of our agency to speak to your group or organization.