Veteran's Services

We truly believe that the men and women who answered our nation’s call are deserving of special attention and consideration.  Because they have proven their devotion to their fellow citizens and to a grateful nation, we owe them the same respect and devotion in return.  This is why Sturino Funeral Home offers the most comprehensive veteran options to appropriately pay tribute to the life of our fallen heroes.

Why Do More Families Trust Sturino Funeral Home with Veteran Services?

We are known for our compassionate and caring professionals, and we are experts in planning military services.  To honor your loved ones service to our country, we can arrange for special military observances. Depending on the branch of service, military detachments may provide a color guard, gun salute, taps, or even a flyover.  We have contacts with all branches of the military, so the proper arrangements can be made easily and effectively.


Sturino Funeral Home Can Provide:

• Professional services of Funeral Director & Staff

• Transfer and Preparation of the deceased

• Mortuary facilities and staff for a visitation or gathering

• Funeral or Memorial ceremony in our Chapel

• Use of automotive equipment

• Online obituaries and online guestbook

• Completion of the applications for all veteran benefits

• Coordination of all paid pre-plan benefits

• Military personalization, honors, and taps

• Coordination of necessary documentation provided by family to request honors

• Arrangement of a gun salute or color guard

• An official Veteran flag

• An honor guard to fold and present flag to the family

• Additional personalization or tribute video

Our professional staff takes pride in dealing with all the details involved in providing the veteran in your life with appropriate honoring ceremonies, whether you choose burial or cremation.

Contact us to learn more.


What Level of Honors Will My Loved One Receive?

Honors are determined by the branch of service and the rank of the veteran.  With the proper documentation, (DD214) we can arrange an honor guard from any branch of service to fold and present a flag to the family and to play Taps.  This service is offered to any honorably discharged veteran, regardless of rank.  Although this service typically takes place at the gravesite, it can also be done at a church or mortuary. To learn more about Veterans’ burial benefits, click here to visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

If you have questions left unanswered, please contact our staff. We are very experienced in dealing with obtaining veterans’ benefits, and are pleased to offer your family any assistance you may require.


What Are Your Options for Veteran Cemeteries?

We are here to assist you in transferring your loved one to Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, or any other national cemetery in the United States.  We’re here to serve our veterans and their families. Call us for any assistance you may need.


“Salute to Valor”

We at the Sturino Funeral Home established the “Salute to Valor” Program, because we feel it is a true honor and privilege to have our brave men and women, who serve in the armed forces or as police officers, sheriffs, or fire, rescue, and emergency medical technicians.

Their commitment to protect and serve us here in Racine and Racine County as well as on domestic and foreign soil, provides us with our safety, our health and our freedom that we so cherish.

Therefore we pledge that if any of these individuals would tragically lose their life in the line of duty, The Sturino Funeral Home will offer our services, and merchandise at no charge to the family.

If this individual has already pre-paid their funeral with the Sturino Funeral Home we will refund the family those funeral expenses and the funeral will be provided at no charge.