Opioid Awareness Week meant purple ribbons everywhere!

 

The campaign to #KeepAlive2155 was held over an entire week of activities in and around our community of Arlington Heights. Why 2155? The Illinois Dept. of Public Health projects that 2155 Illinois residents will die from an accidental overdose in 2018.  In this spirit, our efforts and our goal is to reduce those numbers and someday eliminate them by training 2155 people (statewide) in overdose prevention and reversal strategies. This includes equipping and providing attendees of the class with Naloxone kits.
We coordinated closely with Live4Lali, an amazing organization working to proactively take on this epidemic; educate, counsel and heal families who are victimized by Opioid Overdosing. We came into contact with Live4Lali during a service at our funeral home for a young man who accidentally overdosed. When the family asked if classes could be held on how to administer Naloxone as part of the visitation services for their son, it made us think hard about how we, the Glueckert Family could get more involved.
We’ve seen too many lives shortened by this terrible addiction. It is emotionally difficult for us too when we are providing services to families who are torn apart by opioid addiction. As most of these victims are young; their services are almost always very large. A large and supportive community has come together to support these families.
Live4Lali worked closely with us to develop a custom program we could conduct during Opioid Awareness Week. During the week, we had 12 training sessions over 5 days on administering Naloxone and gave a kit to each attendee. 110 people came for the training. It was wonderful to see the participation. We know lives will be saved as a result of this training and awareness.   We invite everyone to join us in this effort. For our part, we’ll keep training people and equipping them with Naloxone kits as long as people will keep signing up for classes to help end this epidemic.
Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti became personally involved in this cause and attended the Friday evening candlelight vigil and ceremony commemorating local lives lost to an accidental drug overdose. So many families victimized by this epidemic were there too. It was sad and beautiful and uplifting all at the same time. Seeing people minister to one another, support each other and share their loving memories of their family members and friends was inspirational.
 
Our classes were so well attended, we’ve added another one on October 11, 2018, at 6 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home. We already have several sign-ups, and we’re inviting more! Several members of our staff are Certified Trainers in the program. Please join us. Just sign up and we’ll take care of the rest. Our sign up list is linked below.
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Funeral Care that Creates a Beautiful Memory Picture.

 

“The very first thing we noticed and felt, was just how beautiful my mom looked”

Barb Clement and her husband Dave knew the difficult health struggles Barb’s mom had during her last few months of life with frequent visits to hospital and rehab. Dave was very close to Barb’s mom Gloria and spent a lot of time with her during her long and trying illnesses. The Glueckert Family took care of Barb’s father many years before, and they knew they could entrust them again when Gloria passed away. What was most striking to Barb and Dave was how beautiful Gloria looked and how important that would be to her. The Glueckert Family understands how important this is to every family and that in their final remembrance they can keep the memory of “beautiful”. That is our mission with every family we serve.

Dave’s response was “I couldn’t imagine referring friends or family to anyone else. From the start to the service, all the way through to seeing Gloria looking so beautiful”, they took amazing care of us. Again.”

For funeral arrangement information, at need, or pre-planning, please feel free to contact us at 847-253-0168 or www.glueckertfh.com.

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Glueckert Funeral Home 6th Annual Sponsorship of Entry to “Honor Their Hero” Veterans and Active Service Members in 2018 Memorial Day Parade.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Glueckert Funeral Home invites veterans, relatives and friends to join them in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018. The parade entry is an “Honor Flag and Ribbon” procession honoring Veterans, living and deceased, as well as active duty members of the military. Area organizations volunteering in the Honor Banner and Flag entry features, Hersey High School ‘Service Over Self’, Boy Scout Troop 132 & Cub Scout Troop 132.  The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Al Mampre, US Army, WWII Medic, Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry “Band of Brothers”.

Jackie Glueckert, Entry Coordinator for Glueckert Funeral Home shares, “Every year we are excited and grateful to be joined by so many wonderful community partners. The parade is even more special with their amazing participation”.

Each volunteer may carry a US flag in honor of the Veteran(s) they wish to recognize. A personalized Honor Ribbon with the name of the Veteran or active service member will be provided for each person marching in the Glueckert Funeral Home entry. Upon entering Memorial Park, the Flags and Personalized Honor Ribbons will be displayed for the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Ceremony.  The parade steps off at 9:30 am sharp (please arrive by 8:45am for check-in for flags and honor banners) from Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road. It proceeds 1 mile to Memorial Park. There at 11am, a ceremony honoring Arlington Heights heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedom from the Civil War through to the Afghanistan theaters of action, will take place. The names of veterans who have passed away in the last year will be read aloud. Arlington Heights has been honoring its veterans on Memorial Day since the end of World War I.

Residents are asked to bring a flag (on a pole) to Glueckert Funeral Home at 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road on or before May 23rd. Also, we will record the name of the veteran being honored so we may customize an Honor Ribbon Sash to be worn in the parade. After Memorial Day, the flags may be picked up at Glueckert Funeral Home by June 3rd. You may opt to donate your flag to the Arlington Heights American Legion Post #208.

“This parade, and the ceremony at Memorial Park, mean so much to our family and it’s such an honor to be able to sponsor an entry honoring our local heroes and our country. This year it’s even a little more personal for our family to honor our father. With every passing year, it becomes even more special for us as more community service organizations and residents participate to support our Veterans and all those currently serving. We look forward to this day all year long and we’re hoping and praying for a nice breeze and sunshine. The feeling you get along the parade route is truly inspirational. Celebrating Arlington Heights long history of answering the call to service is an incredible honor for us. Our family’s history in Arlington Heights is something we treasure deeply and offers us an enormous sense of pride” stated Jackie Glueckert, adding, “We look forward to seeing everyone!”

For more information visit our website or contact Jackie Glueckert 847-253-0168.

 

About Glueckert Funeral Home

Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1976. In their second generation of family ownership and operation, the funeral home offers a full range of funeral, cremation and memorial services. We maintain 4 spacious memorial chapels, 2 comfortable lounges and abundant parking. For information about pre-planning, imminent need or immediate need, contact us at 847-253-0168, or www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

Choosing Cremation offers many options for Families.

A number of families today choose Cremation as a final disposition, most often honoring the wishes of their loved one. Families also have a choice of a variety of options that conclude with Cremation. It’s commonplace to have visitations with the loved one present in a casket, or an urn display with a prominent photograph of your loved one. Memorial Services are also gaining popularity as it removes some urgency on the logistics of assembling family and friends on short notice. Glueckert Funeral Home has a special urn carrying device called a “Bennett” which allows for the inclusion of pall-bearers in a ceremony including the urn being transferred at the funeral home, a place of worship and cemeteries.

“Families are extremely pleased and sometimes surprised to learn that many of the services of a traditional service remain available to them when Cremation is chosen as final disposition” states Sam Resch, a long-serving Funeral Director at Glueckert Funeral Home. Sam adds that the Glueckert Family’s mission is to treat every client family like their own family and see to it that we carry out your wishes to our fullest and very best capabilities”. That mission occurs no matter what services a family may choose in saying their final goodbyes to their loved ones. Sam and every member of the Glueckert Family take this mission very seriously. You only have one opportunity to honor a person you’ve loved and lost.

To discuss any questions you may have about Cremation; Direct Cremation, Memorials or any of our services, please call 847-253-0168 or Click Here.

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We Listen

 

 

“Our objective is to serve our families to their highest capacity”, states Matthew Bennett, Manager and Funeral Director at Glueckert Funeral Home. Citing a cohesive staff with many specialties and areas of expertise, truly learning what the desires and needs of every family are, Matthew believes this is what separates this Family Funeral Home from others. The “Family” part is vital too. The Glueckert Family is dedicated to their community and the families they have served for generations. This offers Matthew and the entire family and professional staff “the ability, the resources and the freedom to meet all the customized needs a family desires”.

From Matt’s point of view, he calls that a great reward in that he can “listen” to a family and specialize in providing them the services they want and care deeply about.

Whether planning a service at the time of need or pre-planning funeral services, the Glueckert Staff is here to help you, day or night. For more information or to answer any questions you may have feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or visit us at www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

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The Glueckert Family and Staff ensure every Veteran receives their Earned Benefits

The Glueckert Family has a strong commitment to Veterans in their community. In addition to sponsoring an entry in the Memorial Day parade with honor banners representing the loved ones and active members of our military, each September, Glueckert Funeral Home also sponsors a bus coach trip and tour or Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. The tradition of service in Arlington Heights and the surrounding communities is something is the Glueckert Family is dedicated to preserving. That includes ensuring that each and every Veteran is aware of, and receives the earned benefits of their service.


Kathy Borresen’s father was a Veteran. Kathy explains how the Glueckert Family assisted her in locating her fathers’ DD-214, and arranged the Military honors for his funeral services at Glueckert.  When she couldn’t locate  her father’s Discharge Document (DD-214) among his papers, she stated “Sam went to town finding them, by calling Washington DC and the Veteran’s Administration to locate the documents so my father could have all of the military benefits as part of his service. They always seem to extend beyond what you might expect”. Veterans are a special group among us. Honoring their service all the way to their final resting place is a privilege and a duty. We’re honored by the families who choose us to take care of their loved ones who served us.

Veterans are entitled to burial services at no cost at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery  in Elwood, Illinois. (or any National Cemetery where space is available) The benefit also extends to a Veteran’s spouse.

If you are interested in learning more about veteran earned benefits or would like to be included in Veterans programs offered by Glueckert Funeral Home, please contact Jackie Glueckert at 847-253-0168. Or for any information on Pre-Need, At-Need Services or questions you may have, contact us at 847-253-0168 or visit http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

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At Glueckert Funeral Home, we were brought up to be involved in our community.

From the time the Glueckert children were very young, John and Rosanna Glueckert ensured the entire family was involved in the community. They stressed that sense of community in John, Marcie and Jackie from the beginning. So, it’s not surprising that the entire family and staff at Glueckert Funeral Home are very involved in all kinds of activities, programs, groups and activities around town. Arlington Height’s motto is ‘City of Good Neighbors’, and the businesses and the people there live up to that promise! Glueckert Funeral Home sponsors events all year round, including the Memorial Day Flag Unit in the parade, Relay for Life, Bus Tour of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for Veterans, a Holiday Remembrance Service and many other charitable events and drives throughout the community. The family and staff are members in the service organizations in town; Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, local PTAs and other organizations. They treasure all the relationships and friendships that have grown from being involved.

And, if you need our family, we’ll be there for you. Whether it’s At-Need, or Pre-Planning, feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or www.glueckertfuneral.com

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