Welcome to Herman-Taylor Funeral Home

Every family's way of saying goodbye is unique, that is why at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home our family is dedicated to providing your family with an exceptional level of personalized service, ensuring your loved one's arrangements will be a reflection of a life lived and loved.  From cremation to burial to one of a kind Life Celebrations, we have the specialized training and trusted experience to provide options that truly meet your needs, without adding unnecessary expense.

We serve families of all faiths and traditions, regardless of your circumstances or financial budget.  We are here to help you along your journey to healing, not just with the arrangements, but with all the things you never thought you would have to do for your loved one-insurance, social security, veteran's benefits and more.  That's why you can always expect thoughtful, caring and surprisingly affordable service when you call Herman-Taylor.

We are pleased to offer our community the finest funeral home facilities available in our area, complete with an onsite crematory, ensuring your loved one never leaves our care.   Our funeral directors are also Certified Crematory Operators by the National Funeral Directors Association, and we have been voted by our peers to receive the prestigious NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award four out of the past five years.

Our commitment lies in providing you, our community, who we consider our extended family with the finest in personalized, affordable, quality funeral and cremation care.

If you are facing a death in your family and need professional, caring assistance, or information, please contact us at 715-423-5460.  We are available to help you anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Call us anytime,

Justin and Roxanne Herman, Funeral Directors, Certified Crematory Operators, Owners

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home


March 25, 2020
A message from Justin Herman regarding the “new normal” during the coronavirus pandemic

In times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one...and as family and friends, how do we show support given the inability to attend services?

For the family...call us. We know what to do. We will take care of your loved one and will meet with you via telephone, email and in person as the need arises. We will help you plan services. You can have a visitation and a funeral. Any public notices will say that funeral services are private. You will have the ability to invite people to be present with you; however, at no time can more than ten people gather at one time. We will plan no more than one service per day in our facility to ensure that exposure to others is minimized. As new information becomes available protocols may change.  All families will be able to use webcasting services free of charge.  All families who choose to hold a private service at this time will receive a voucher to hold a public memorial service at a later date, without additional cost to the family.

For everybody else...telephone your family member or friend who has suffered a loss so that they know that they are not alone. Offer words of love and support and a virtual hug...drop something delicious by the house and have a very brief visit...leave a condolence on the funeral home website...make a donation to the suggested charity...send a card or flowers or have a Mass said...remain in touch...and above all else...say prayers for the deceased and their family. These gifts of sympathy and charity are beyond measure and will give the family the courage they need to face a new day.

I have seen countless times when the good people of Wisconsin Rapids and the surrounding communities have rallied together and lifted broken hearts and held them close and helped to heal them. No doubt, that will continue.


Justin Herman