How to Submit

Obituaries may be submitted for publication two different ways. You may email it to us at obits@madison.com, or fill out the form on Madison.com, at http://host.madison.com/news/local/obituaries/ on the right side.

As with all our obits, please be sure to include the dateline (primary city/cities of residence) and date of death. Also, please specify which day you would like it to appear in the paper.

If you are submitting the obit by email, we need:

                1) Name

                2) Billing address

                3) Phone number

                4) Verification of death — The name and phone number of a funeral home, cremation service, hospital, nursing home, etc. We will call them to verify.  OR  a copy of the death certificate. 

How to Submit

Obituaries may be submitted for publication two different ways. You may email it to us at obits@madison.com, or fill out the form on Madison.com, at http://host.madison.com/news/local/obituaries/ on the right side.

As with all our obits, please be sure to include the dateline (primary city/cities of residence) and date of death. Also, please specify which day you would like it to appear in the paper.

If you are submitting the obit by email, we need:

                1) Name

                2) Billing address

                3) Phone number

                4) Verification of death — The name and phone number of a funeral home, cremation service, hospital, nursing home, etc. We will call them to verify.  OR  a copy of the death certificate. OR the web link to the online obituary at a different location.

                5) Prepayment — Once we receive and format your submission, we will reply with a copy of the proof, including the cost, for your review. We will prompt you to call back with a credit card by the finalization deadline (below).


Deadlines

In-State Funeral Home Obits:

   Submission / Finalization deadlines

  • For Tuesday-Saturday publications      -    3:30 p.m. the day before
  • For Sunday or Monday publications      -    2:30 p.m. the day before

 Private Party Obits:

   Submission deadline

(include name, address, and phone number, validation of death

  • For Tuesday-Saturday publications      -     1 p.m. the day before
    •   **Finalize by   -     3 p.m.
  • For Sunday or Monday publications      -    12-noon the day before
    • **Finalize by    -     2 p.m.

Out-of-State Funeral Home Obits:

   Submission deadline

  • For Tuesday-Saturday publications      -     2 p.m. the day before
    • **Finalize by    -    3 p.m.
  • For Sunday or Monday publications      -    1 p.m. the day before
    • **Finalize by    -    2 p.m.

** All changes made and prepayment received

Rates

MondayTuesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

               No photo - $9.90/line

               One photo - $10.20/line, photo is free

               Two photos - $9.50/line, $150 for two photos

SundayWednesday

               No photo - $12/line

               One photo - $11.70/line, photo is free

               Two photos - $11.50/line, $150 for two photos

A base price of $112.50 is applied to all obituaries (150 words or more).

An average line of text is approximately 66 characters (with spaces), or 11 words.


Other notes

• The obit can be sent in a Word document or with the text pasted into the body of the email. Please do not send as a PDF because we need to be able to copy the text out.

• We prefer photos to be attached in JPEG format. We will edit and crop to 1.5”W x 2.25”H.

• If you include a quote, please make sure it’s not copyrighted. If known, please include author. We will remove it if there is a copyright conflict.

• We edit according to the AP style. Most likely, we will make some minor changes, such as abbreviations, punctuation, or small duplicated information, such as “WI”, etc. We position paragraphs into a standard layout for ease of reading, unless the family is adamant about not doing so. We do not change the content.

• The obituary will also appear online at Madison.com after 4 p.m. the day before if published in a Tuesday- Saturday paper. Or, after 3 p.m. the day before if published in a Sunday or Monday paper.

• We do not allow wording that redirects readers to another location for more information, a full obit, etc.


Please send emails to obits@madison.com

General obituary line: (608) 283-7600

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