Sources for Dry Ice, Wooden Caskets and Shrouds in the Madison area:
Continental Carbonic Products
4502 Helgesen Rd (off S. Stoughton Rd, across from Farm & Fleet)
Madison, WI 53718
Hours: M-F, 7:00-4:00
Sells 10” x 10” x 2” blocks, last checked at $1/lb
1426 Parkside Dr (off Lien Rd)
Madison, WI 53704
Hours: M-F, 8:00-5:00
Sells 10” x 10” x 2” blocks
Gene Delecourt of Madison offers beautiful handmade wooden caskets, such as these two shown here.
They’re made from locally sourced wood, now free of all metal, and are much less expensive than corporate caskets. Gene can be reached at (608) 354-6923, or at email@example.com
Northwoods Casket Company out of Beaver Dam has a good line of wooden caskets, as well as a “build your own” casket kit.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Services offers shrouds and cardboard and other caskets.
Rachel Roang, a renowned local professional seamstress and one of the members of Walking Each Other Home, makes and sells shrouds such as the one pictured below. The shrouds are made from natural linen, and have a sleeve in the back into which you can insert a board to help hold the body straight while lowering into the grave. They sell for $120 for someone up to 5’8″, or $140 for someone up to 6’5″, or special sizes can be ordered. You can contact Rachel at (608) 241-2776.