Funeral Director Chris Mayer of Glueckert Funeral Home states it very well: “When it comes to pre-planning, the greatest benefit is; that it starts a dialogue. People have a lot of options and frankly a number of decisions to make. Pre-Planning most often involves a person assisting in making decisions for themselves, which helps the loved ones around them know they are making the choices their loved one preferred. Many Financial Planners include pre-need discussions and plans in their portfolios. It’s sound financial planning and more importantly it offers a high level of peace of mind to your family.
The Lives We Celebrated in June 2021Please go to our website obituaries or contact us for any information about Memorial Services for Loved Ones planned in the future.https://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com
Dear Family and Friends, With the heightened awareness and concern over the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have taken additional steps to prevent its spread at Glueckert Funeral Home. We realize how important the visitation, memorial and funeral services are to families and those who wish to comfort families, celebrate life and pay final respects. We have taken as many precautions as we can to ensure the safety of those visiting us as we can.
Here are some of the many precautions we have taken at a heightened level:
• We are regularly disinfecting any door handles, knobs, push panels or other entry surfaces.
• We have ample supply and locations of disinfectant lotion at the entrance to our gathering spaces and chapels.
• We have provided ample space for “social-distancing” in any lines or seating space in our chapels.
• Every flat surface is being regularly addressed with disinfectant cleanser or polish throughout the day and evening.
• All of our furniture and chairs are wiped down continuously with anti-bacterial hygienic cleansers, mists or other treatments to ensure disinfectant surfaces.
• Our staff is welcoming all of our families and guests with a non-physical contact gesture (this is a hard one but we understand how important it is, and encourage everyone to do the same)
• We have advised our entire staff to immediately alert us if they feel symptomatic of this virus or any other, so they can immediately recuse themselves from any contact.
We are fully dedicated to taking care of each other during this especially difficult time in our communities. We fully grasp the need for extra caution. If we can answer any questions or be of any additional help, please contact us at Info@GlueckertFH.com
Together we can comfort families and one another! The Glueckert Family and Funeral Home Staff
Most years we would be planning our Honor Flags and Hero Banners for the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade honoring our “Fallen Heroes”. Please enjoy our slideshow with images from the past few parades. You’ll recognize a lot of friendly faces!
Arlington Heights Family-Owned Business Eases Season for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones with Virtual Memorial December 5 at 4 p.m. (Central)
In a year of many cancellations, the easy thing for the owners and management at Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights would have been to call off the annual candlelight remembrance service in light of coronavirus restrictions.
Grief, however, does not take a holiday even during a pandemic, and the Glueckert staff understands that the funeral home’s annual Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service helps make the yearly “season of joy” a little less painful for those who are grieving.
“This has been a tough year emotionally for people. There’s been nothing but loss,” said Matthew Bennett, the funeral home’s manager. “Hopefully this can be a silver lining.”
The service, normally attended by as many as 400 people will leverage the power of internet livestreaming to welcome an infinite number of people to gather for poems, prayers, short messages from local pastors, and testimonials from families sharing their reflections and memories. Over 70 families have already submitted photos of their loved ones who passed this year for the memorial tribute.
Celebrating our traditions and rites during COVID-19 has been challenging; but Glueckert Funeral Home welcomes all to join together to honor our beloved departed. As in the past, this service is intended to bring comfort to families during the holiday season, always especially difficult when a dear one has departed.
All are invited to view the online service on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. (Central) as they stay home and stay safe. The streamed video will remain online at GlueckertFuneralHome.com throughout the month of December.
WHAT: 11th Annual Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 4 p.m. (Central)
WHO: Community members coming together online to celebrate the lives of lost loved ones
Glueckert Funeral Home is a full-service, family owned funeral home in Arlington Heights, Illinois, serving Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs for almost 50 years. Glueckert’s staff of licensed funeral professionals prides itself on offering personal service that exceeds expectations. Glueckert Funeral Home’s 20,000 square foot, all-purpose facility, offers four large chapels, two lounges, and ample parking. Glueckert Funeral Home can accommodate all types of service requests and offers on-site selection of memorial oriented merchandise. Learn more at: GlueckertFuneralHome.com.