Whether you are simply looking for a safe, clean facility with all the benefits that are offered, or you need some assistance in your daily living, the Wisconsin Veterans Homes can meet your expectations. The Wisconsin Veterans Homes are located
at King, near Waupaca, and at Union Grove. These are pleasant retirement communities where aging or disabled Wisconsin veterans and their spouses can spend their declining years in comfort and dignity.
To be admitted to the Home, veterans must meet criteria for military service and state residency.
The veteran must have entered service from the state of Wisconsin, or must have resided in the state of Wisconsin for 12 consecutive months since his/her discharge from military service. A spouse of a veteran can also reside at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, provided they are admitted while the veteran is at some type of facility (i.e. assisted living, nursing home, hospital) or if the spouse is a widow/widower.
While more information and a videotape is available at the County Veterans Service Office, a personal visit to King or Union Grove is recommended.
To arrange for a pre-admission tour call:
Veterans Home at King at (715) 258-5586 ext. 2316
Veterans Home at Union Grove at (262) 878-6700 ext. 6749 or (866) NOW-VETS (866-669-8387)
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) operates the state veterans cemeteries at Northern Wisconsin – Spooner, Central Wisconsin – King, and Southern Wisconsin – Union Grove.
Eligibility is based on a veteran meeting military service and Wisconsin residency.
For a list of requirements, go to: https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/memorialsBurials/NWVMC.aspx
Spouses, surviving spouse, and dependent children are eligible for interment even if the veteran is not buried or memorialized in a state veterans cemetery and the veteran would have met both military service and Wisconsin residency requirements. This includes, lost or buried at sea, missing or missing in action, or whose remains have been donated to science or cremated and the ashes scattered.
Surviving spouse of an eligible veteran that has been interred who remarries retains his or her eligibility for burial.
Any natural or adoptive child of an eligible veteran who are under the age of 18 years or who are under 26 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution.
An adult child of an eligible veteran of any age if the child is physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support by reason of mental or physical disability.
Veterans may pre-register for interment by obtaining an application at this office.