Adults_Request an Obituary

Request an Obituary

Individuals living outside of Waukesha County and who are unable to visit the Library to view microfilm may submit an obituary request. Obituary requests may be submitted via regular U.S. Mail, or by emailing the Reference Department. If the deceased individual was from Waukesha County, we can check our local paper, The Waukesha Freeman, back to March 29, 1859. If the individual did not live in Waukesha County, please contact the library in the appropriate community for assistance.

The following information must be included with your request:

  • The decedent's full name
  • Where the decedent lived at the time of death
  • The decedent's exact date of death
  • A legal-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope if requesting a hard copy of the obituary

For a hard copy, please send your request in writing via regular U.S. Mail to the following:

Waukesha Public Library
Attn: Therese Lyons
321 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI  53186

For an electronic copy, please send your request to

Please contact the Reference Desk at 262-524-3682  or use our Adult Services Ask a Librarian form with any questions.