BEAUTIFUL DAY, BEAUTIFUL PARADE, BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY. THANK YOU TO ALL.

 

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It’s hard to imagine a more perfect day and setting for our participation in the Arlington Heights Memorial Parade. Approximately 200 people from the community, scout troops, high school, and community organizations joined us in honoring our heroes who served our nation. Seeing all the Salutes, and hands on hearts along the route, and robust applause with every advance was a remarkably emotional experience; enough to give us all goosebumps as we made our way to Memorial Park for the solemn and patriotic service.

At a brief pause on Dunton Street, there was an amazing moment. While standing in place, waiting to advance, a warm breeze gusted toward us allowing the hundreds of US Flags in our possession to completely unfurl and wave in full glory to the delight of the crowd several rows deep on each side of the street. As if time stood still, while God truly shed his Grace, and His Breath on Thee; All of Thee! Moments like these are what make our community so special and the members of our community so grateful for having this wonderful event every Memorial Day!

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With 200 volunteers, there were a lot of heartwarming stories told and shared at the parade. One story of Seth Beasley, who’s lifelong dream was to be in the US Navy. He accomplished that dream in January of 2015. He graduated boot camp in March of 2015. Seth was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in July of the same year. Seth’s memory and devotion to the US Navy are being kept alive with family, friends and fellow military families taking a picture, with his picture and posting on Facebook at Live On Sailor, or his mom’s page Jamee Hazzard Booth. This handsome young sailor who left us too soon was well remembered and photographed this past Memorial Day.

Our family is committed to sponsoring this entry each year and providing banners for every hero who has served our nation. We’re grateful to every community organization, civic organization, Scouts, our Comfort Dogs, and every member of the community who spend the time with us to help demonstrate our thanks to those who have fought for our freedom and made so many sacrifices, including the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives.

Thank you. Two hundred times and then some. Thank you!

The Glueckert Family

 

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The Most Important Thing We Do Is Listen.

At Glueckert Funeral Home, our professional Funeral Directors and Staff are there to listen. Glueckert Funeral Home Manager Matt Bennett states “the objective is to serve families to the highest capacity”. And the way to do that; is to listen. We have the opportunity to customize your service in your desire to honor your loved one in the most memorable way. When families make funeral arrangements, a lot of valuable and important information is shared. It is in those precious moments that we have a unique and wonderful opportunity to know and understand the loved one being celebrated and honored. So, we do a lot of listening. For Matt, “the big reward is being able to listen and take that information and sharing and turn their services into exactly what that family wants them to be”.

The entire staff at Glueckert Funeral Home is dedicated to specializing the services you are planning to be unique and personal to the life you are celebrating. When a family entrusts us with this very important responsibility, we’re honored. It is our mission to go above and beyond in any manner we can to accommodate our families. So tell us everything. We’re listening.

Contact Glueckert Funeral Home for any information or questions you may have about our, at-need,  or pre-planning call 847-253-0168 or visit our website.

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Glueckert FH Holiday Remembrance 2016

 

“It’s our opportunity to let our families know how much they mean to us” says Jackie Glueckert of the Holiday Remembrance Ceremony that is an annual event at Glueckert Funeral Home the first Saturday of each December.

“People tell us how much it means to them. It means every bit as much to us here” confirms John Glueckert, Jr.

“To see everyone again comforting one another is special. We look forward to this all year” adds Marcie Glueckert Heidkamp.

Every family who entrusts their loved one to the Glueckert Family and the professional staff there is special to us. This ceremony gives us another opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones and the families we serve. It is such a privilege and an honor for us to assist families at difficult times. Our Holiday Remembrance is meant to offer some strength to families coping with loss, and we know the most difficult steps many people take are the ones back into a funeral home after a loss. When people leave this ceremony with a sense of a burden being lifted, even a little bit, we realize that the journey is continuing and the occasions to celebrate loved ones are special. So, join us every time. We love having your loved one’s ornament on our tree through the holidays. We love seeing all of you again. We’re honored by you! Thank you.

 

Save the date for 2017. December 2, 2017.

 

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Holiday Remembrance 2016 – View the Full Service

“It’s our opportunity to let our families know how much they mean to us” says Jackie Glueckert of the Holiday Remembrance Ceremony that is an annual event at Glueckert Funeral Home the first Saturday of each December.

“People tell us how much it means to them. It means every bit as much to us here” confirms John Glueckert, Jr.

“To see everyone again comforting one another is special. We look forward to this all year” adds Marcie Glueckert Heidkamp.

Every family who entrusts their loved one to the Glueckert Family and the professional staff there is special to us. This ceremony gives us another opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones and the families we serve. It is such a privilege and an honor for us to assist families at difficult times. Our Holiday Remembrance is meant to offer some strength to families coping with loss, and we know the most difficult steps many people take are the ones back into a funeral home after a loss. When people leave this ceremony with a sense of a burden being lifted, even a little bit, we realize that the journey is continuing and the occasions to celebrate loved ones are special. So, join us every time. We love having your loved one’s ornament on our tree through the holidays. We love seeing all of you again. We’re honored by you! Thank you.

Save the date for 2017. December 2, 2017.

Call 847-253-0168 or visit: www.glueckertfh.com

Ensuring our Veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned

 


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 that should be forever celebrated. That includes ensuring that each and every Veteran is aware of, and receives the earned benefits of their service.

 

Kathy Borresen explains how the Glueckert Family assisted her in locating her fathers’ DD-214, and arranged the Military honors for his funeral services at Glueckert. “They always seem to extend beyond what you might expect” according to Kathy. 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.

 

Contact Glueckert Funeral Home for any information or questions you may have about our Veteran’s services, at-need,  or pre-planning call 847-253-0168 or visit www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

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Arlington Heights area Veterans participate in Military Service for Veteran while on Glueckert Funeral Home Tour of National Cemetery.

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On Sept. 14, Veterans, their family members and friends, took part in the 6th annual coach bus tour of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. The annual day trip is sponsored by the Glueckert Family of Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights. With their service, Veterans earn burial services and benefits at a National Cemetery for themselves and their spouse. Many Veterans are unaware of this very important and valuable earned benefit that can save thousands of dollars in burial service for families of Veterans. 

The trip began with a brief presentation from John Glueckert, Jr. explaining the benefits Veterans are eligible for and the importance of having a copy of Veteran’s Discharge papers- DD-214 always accessible. He also explained how to apply for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, how to be included in the Illinois History Project and the burial cost savings available to Veterans when their burial takes place in a National Cemetery. This annual trip and tour is part of the Glueckert Funeral Home’s ongoing efforts to their “Honoring their Lives and Legacy” commitment to inform, educate and support veterans and their families.

This year our guests had the honor of providing Military Honors, rifle volley, a bugler playing Taps and a committal service for a US Marine Corps veteran that had been in the care of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Volunteers from our bus tour acted as pall bearers for the unknown veteran.  Matt Bennett, Manager at Glueckert Funeral Home, led the committal service in a wonderful tribute to this man, whose identity was not known to any in attendance. but his service was celebrated and acknowledged by all.  “This Marine’s love for America, freedom and service to his country was beyond question”. Matt continued “These soldiers love America, so they spend long years in foreign lands far from her shores.  They revere freedom, yet they sacrifice their own freedom so that others may be free.  They defend their own right to live as individuals, yet yield their individuality in that cause and yet so bravely they ready themselves to die in the name of service to their country”.

The day continued with a guided tour from cemetery staff member, Chris Hill, who provided a history of the 1,000 acre cemetery, and explained how National Shrine standards are followed for every service. He shared that 15-28 casketed or Colombarium (cremated remains) burials occur each day. Honorably Discharged Veterans have the option of receiving Military Honors from their branch of the service or the Volunteer Honor Squad. The tour continued to sites including; gravesites, committal shelters, Colombaria and the beautifully manicured Memorial Walk. Guests were then invited to visit graves of family members, friends and fellow veterans. On the return commute, everyone enjoyed lunch as they watched the movie Honor Flight.

“Each year that we have the privilege to honor these men and women and offer them the important information about the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. It means a great deal to our family that these Veterans receive the information, and even more important, the full measure of their earned benefits for their service” said Jackie Glueckert, coordinator of the annual tour. She added, “For John, Marcie and me to be a part of serving the Veterans in our community is an honor and a great privilege for us. The Glueckert Family and our staff thank all of those who joined us this year and over the past 6 years on this tour. It continues to be a very moving day and a special day for all of us”.

About Glueckert Funeral Home, Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1970. 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

About Glueckert Funeral Home, Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1970. 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

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