tjwitzel, the index I refer to in my postings directs you to the newspapers in the archive.
I've gone through over 40 titles (many are consecutive or different versions of editions), 1000+ rolls of microfilm in 3 libraries - just a part of the collection.
The index indicates over 293,000 paid family notices of various kinds, including paid death notices; 36,000+ obituaries are indicated, both detailed and brief.
Milwaukee's newspapers have their own consistent publishing practices (English, German & Polish language), which is different from many Wisconsin communities.
I approached several groups for their unfunded support between 2007-2009 without any significant interest. Mrs. Arlene Brachmann, then Pres. of the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, assigned my 2008 proposal to that group, to Texas resident Roger Cobb who was going to get the Mormons to do the work for him - that's what he told me when I called him in Texas. I declined to participate in Roger's scheme.
After that, it's my understanding that the Milwaukee Public Library was told to present something to the Society. I've observed a couple of different attempts to do that. Their projects have usually involved getting hold of my data and putting their name on it. In fact, the library did that.
Contact the MCGS & MPL for the results of that strategy. The library has refused any offer of a free, on-site, ongoing indexing project. They also removed the accidental addition of their name on the catalog entry of my work found online at mpl.org
So that's the situation. If you don't have any luck collecting your clippings other ways, you're welcome to contact me directly. I don't charge research firstname.lastname@example.org
As a test, "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950) has added over 400 clippings documenting 7 generations of my 100% Germanic family tree that rooted in southeastern Wisconsin from 1845 to 1881: Rebholz & Bertler; Lederer & Hauf; Gölz & Gassen; Mantheÿ & Schröder & Quast; Oppermann & Dhein; Schumacher & Müllemann & Hamacher & Könen; Bornheimer & Stahl & Rauh & Salb; and many of their related families.