The duties of the Coroner are described in Wisconsin Statutes Chapters 59, 69, 146 and 979. The primary function of the Coroner’s office is to perform an independent, medicolegal investigation of the cause and manner of death of any person within its jurisdiction so that the circumstances of the death are explained and understood. The Coroner and deputies may certify the cause and manner of death on the death certificate, which then serves as a legal record of death. Records of death investigations are maintained. Information is shared with local, state, and federal agencies for investigative and statistical purposes and with groups, business entities, and individuals having an interest in the death.
The Coroner has developed a protocol for the reporting of deaths in Kewaunee County in accordance with Chapters 59, 69 and 979 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and DHFS Rules 131 and 135.
The Coroner’s office has a duty to the health and well being of the community. Investigations and other services must be performed with compassion and consideration for the family, friends and community affected by the death.
|Contact:||Rory Groessl - County Coroner
Phone: (920) 388-7108
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