Obituary and death notices guidelines

Place an obituary in an APG of Southern Wisconsin newspaper, including:

  • Beloit Daily News
  • Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent
  • Daily Jefferson County Union
  • DeForest Times-Tribune
  • Herald Independent & McFarland Thistle
  • Janesville Gazette
  • Lake Mills Leader
  • Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press
  • Milton Courier
  • Sun Prairie Star
  • Walworth County SmartShop
  • Waterloo/ Marshall Courier
  • Watertown Daily Times
  • Waunakee Tribune

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Obituary and death notice submission

Funeral directors

It is requested that funeral homes use Memoriams by Ancestry to place all notices.

Private party

If you are not a funeral home/funeral director, please contact the individual publication between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, as listed below:

Beloit Daily News

608-365-8811

obit@beloitdailynews.com

 

Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent, DeForest Times-Tribune, Herald Independent & McFarland Thistle, Lake Mills Leader, Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press, Sun Prairie Star, Waterloo/Marshall Courier, Waunakee Tribune

608-478-2509

classifieds@hngnews.com

 

Janesville Gazette, Miton Courier, and Walworth County Smart Shop

608-755-8270

obit@gazettextra.com

 

Jefferson County Daily Union

920-563-5553

obit@dailyunion.com

Submission form: www.dailyunion.com/site/forms/announcements/obituary/obit

 

Watertown Daily Times

920-390-6040

obit@wdtimes.com

Submission form: www.wdtimes.com/site/forms/announcements/obituary/obit

 

Obituaries are charged based on space, photos, emblems and number of publication days.

 

Death Notice:

A death notice can publish one day in print and online at no charge. The notice can include a specific details which can be found on the submission form. There must be a clear connection to an APG of Southern WI newspaper market area. Contact your funeral director to place a notice. It is requested that funeral homes use Memoriams.com.

 

Full Obituaries:

Full obituaries are charged based space, photos, emblems and number of publication days. Pricing starts at $55. It is requested that funeral homes use Memoriams.com.

 

Deadlines

All times Central.

Funeral Home Obituary and Death Notices:

Beloit Daily News, Daily Jefferson County Union, Janesville Gazette and Watertown Daily Times:

Obituaries: 3 p.m. one day prior to publication (exception for holidays).

Death notices: 4 p.m. one day prior to publication (exception for holidays).

 

Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent, DeForest Times-Tribune, Herald Independent & McFarland Thistle, Lake Mills Leader, Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press, Milton Courier, Waterloo/ Marshall Courier, Waunakee Tribune:

Obituaries and death notices: 9 a.m. Tuesday for Thursday publication (exception for holidays).

 

Sun Prairie Star:

Obituaries and death notices: 9 a.m. Monday for Tuesday publication (exception for holidays).

Obituaries and death notices: 9 a.m. Thursday for Friday publication (exception for holidays).

 

Walworth County SmartShop:

Obituaries only: 12 p.m. Friday for Wednesday publication (exception for holidays).

 

Private Party Obituary:

Beloit Daily News, Daily Jefferson County Union, Janesville Gazette and Watertown Daily Times:

10 a.m. Monday through Thursday for next day publication (exception for holidays)

10 a.m. Friday for Monday publication (exception for holidays)

 

Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent, DeForest Times-Tribune, Herald Independent & McFarland Thistle, Lake Mills Leader, Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press, Milton Courier, Waterloo/ Marshall Courier, Waunakee Tribune:

10 a.m. Monday for Thursday publication (exception for holidays)

 

Sun Prairie Star:

10 a.m. Friday for Tuesday publication (exception for holidays)

10 a.m. Wednesday for friday publication (exception for holidays)

 

Walworth County SmartShop:

8 a.m. Thursday for Wednesday publication (exception for holidays)

 

Be aware that some holidays may alter deadlines. Payment is required before publication deadline.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Emails are for questions or concerns only; we cannot accept obituary submissions through email.

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