Cremation is a Choice That Offers a Host of Other Choices

Glueckert Funeral Home Manager Matthew Bennett works hard and takes the extra effort with families to make sure they know that all of their choices for funeral arrangements offer a host of opportunities for families to take advantage of when they lay their loved one to rest. Matt’s personal belief through his experience is that many in the funeral industry have not given families all of the options available to them.

For instance, at Glueckert, families may take advantage of an Urn Carrying device (one he created) to allow for 4 pallbearers to serve and accept the honor of escorting your loved one into a place of worship and/or to the cemetery. Cremation is a “disposition” that can be somewhat temporary by nature. Families often follow the wishes of their loved ones in where the remains ultimately rest;  a crypt, a niche at a cemetery, buried or scattered. Matt offers some very helpful advice and a written instrument the Glueckert Family uses to make it easier for families and ensure the deceased member’s final wishes for disposition is carried out according to their wishes. He explains why it’s important to have these discussions and have them recorded officially. The comfort families feel knowing precisely what was desired not only avoids confusion, it offers a family a sense of certainty they have done everything they could do to honor their loved one.

At Glueckert Funeral Home, you are always welcome to a complimentary, no obligation consultation about Pre-Planning or At-Need Arrangements. We’re always here. You may contact us at 847.253.0168 or www.glueckertfuneral.com. Our promise is to be there for you.

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OUR 10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE WAS A SPECIAL NIGHT

All of our Holiday Remembrance Services have found a personality of their own and they really are all very special. The theme this year was “Gratefulness”, and hundreds of people came and truly live up to that theme. You could absolutely see it, hear it and feel it; from the music, to the wonderful talk from Fr. Hector, the memorial pictures, all the way through to the fellowship of everyone in attendance, who together provided comfort and gracious memories. We’re very pleased to be able to host this service each year for the families we serve and all those who come to attend, share and provide comfort .
Enjoy our short video of the highlights:
Enjoy the entire service:

See the Full 2019 Holiday Remembrance Service (click here)

 

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 http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

 

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The Greatest Benefit of Pre-Planning Is To Start The Dialogue

Those are the words of a very experienced Funeral Director, Chris Mayer of Glueckert Funeral Home. By starting the dialogue, people and families have all of the options that are available to them. From there, families can decide what options they desire, and how they would like their arrangements to be carried out.
In the Financial Planning space, Pre-Planning is becoming an important component of the process for people from a financial perspective, but even more important, this is removing a burden from loved ones who have absolutely certain information on file as to what their loved one desired. The important issues and choices were made by the person who mattered most.
At Glueckert Funeral Home, you are always welcome to a complimentary, and no obligation consultation with Chris Mayer, or any of our Professional Funeral Directors about Pre-Planning or At-Need Arrangements. We’re always here.

Feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or www.glueckertfuneral.com. Our promise is to be there for you.

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Opioid Awareness is saving lives. Purple lights lit the sky in Arlington Heights.


 

Saturday August 31, a vigil for victims of Accidental Opioid overdoses took place at Glueckert Funeral Home. With their Sponsoring Partner Live4Lali, the vigil capped off a week of awareness events and Naloxone training sessions. This event, and events like these across the state have had a very positive impact and the number of accidental deaths from Opioid Overdoses has begun to decline. Even one is too many! We need the purple light to continue to shine brightly in our young people with so much to give. We’re dedicated to continuing to spread this awareness until the day when there is no need to have a vigil for who we’ve lost. Instead, we can focus and celebrate who we’ve saved!

 

 

Funeral Services that Readily Meet Every Need

“Our goal is to serve the family in the manner they wish.” ~ John W. Glueckert Jr. 

That’s not just the goal. It’s the very core of the Glueckert Family and Staff’s mission statement. When a family comes to us, they’re coming on the toughest day of their lives. And their honoring us with the most prized possession they have; their loved one. We want our families to take full advantage of our home and make it work best for them. We want our families to be comfortable so they can make their friends and extended family comfortable. We’ll take care of the details.

We know from the moment the phone rings or the family has entered our door that a choice has been made and we are honored to be the people who assist you during these most difficult times. We’re dedicated to ensuring that we are everything you need us to be before, during and after your time here when our home truly becomes your home.

Whatever time on whatever day we can be of assistance to you regarding funeral services or pre-planning, please (click here)  or feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or www.glueckertfuneral.com. Our promise is to be there for you.

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PROVIDING SERVICE IN THE CITY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS COMES WITH SOME RESPONSIBILITY AND A LEGACY TO LIVE UP TO

John and Rosanna Glueckert understood early on what it meant to love and promote their community of Arlington Heights. The City’s motto of “City of Good Neighbors” was one businesses and residents alike were aware of and challenged to live up to. So, when John Jr., Marcie and Jackie were growing up, they got “early and often” lessons about community service from their parents. The Glueckert parents didn’t just ‘send’ them out to help, they ‘brought’ them out to help with every civic organization, service organization, churches, schools, you name it, the family was involved. Maybe the best part of the Legacy is how many friends they’ve made over the years and how much they’ve truly enjoyed all these events.

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. This past year, the Glueckert’s were proud to be involved in Opioid Awareness Week, and the campaign to KeepAlive2155, the number of persons projected to die from an accidental overdose in the current year. They held classes in administering life-saving Naloxone, in addition to helping provide and distribute the kits. That’s part of the responsibility of being a good neighbor too; healing. 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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Our Desire is to Serve the Families at our Highest Capacity

“What separates us from other funeral homes is our experience listening to families and learning what will personalize their services in the most effective way. We’re here to serve them and make this difficult process as special and meaningful as possible” is how Matthew Bennett, a Manager and very gifted Funeral Director states the mission at Glueckert Funeral Home. He adds that the resources and freedom to meet the family’s desires, along with the strengths of many professionals and colleagues at Glueckert make that mission easier to fulfill. For Matt, that means whatever might be necessary to help a family in their greatest time of need is almost always readily available and able to be provided in the short planning horizon families have to deal with so many important details.

“To be able to listen, understand and then plan and provide the full range of service a family desires sets us apart. That’s a big reward for me in serving these wonderful families.” Glueckert Funeral Home is committed to ensuring this is the case every time you have a need for our service.

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 (click here).

Please call 847-253-0168 with any questions you may have.

 

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