Shorewood Funeral Director Charged With Felony Drug Possession


William Feerick


Co-owner of Feerick Funeral Home arrested after a 22-year-old man overdoses in his Shorewood home

Shorewood, Wisconsin

The owner of a prominent funeral home is facing more than three years in prison on felony charges after authorities said they found marijuana, painkillers and other drugs in his Shorewood home while responding to a call of a heroin overdose.

William Feerick, 52, who co-owns Feerick Funeral Home with his brother Patrick, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, in connection with a February incident in which a 22-year-old friend of his overdosed on heroin.

Feerick was charged June 9 after police say they found a host of drugs and drug paraphernalia in his home at 4322 N. Wildwood Ave. Police went to the home after Anthony Vitrano, of Milwaukee, overdosed on heroin, authorities say. Vitrano was charged the same day with possession of heroin.