Pink Up! If we’re wearing pink ties, and our cars have pink flags, Stand with us!



If we lose a loved one to Breast Cancer, it heightens our awareness of how important it is to continue to find a cure to this disease that takes our mothers, daughters and sisters away from us too soon. As a way to honor one of our colleagues, Glueckert Funeral Home began to wear pink ties or scarves and add pink ribbon flags on our cars when we performed services for a loved one who died of Breast Cancer. Making a statement among those survivors and those fighting this disease was important to us. No matter how much time it takes, we’re going to beat this disease. And until we do, we proudly “pink up” in solidarity with everyone fighting the fight and everyone who lost a loved one to this disease.


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2016 Flag procession 6.1.16 2016 Honor Flag Banner 6.1.16Balmy temperatures and a slight breeze greeted parade participants and spectators in the Annual Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday. The Glueckert Family wishes to thank the people and organizations who participated in their entry in the parade. it was a record turnout for the entry, which included the organizations; Salute, Inc., Cub Scout Pack 132, Hersey High School SOS, LCC – Kare -9 Comfort Dogs, Boy Scout Troop 159 of Arlington Heights, Boy Scout Troop 37 out of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Webelos Pack 130 out of Westgate Elementary School. In addition, families and friends of many veterans and active duty service members joined even more volunteers who wore sashes and carrying US flags honoring particular veterans. The sashes were custom made displaying the name and branch of service of the honorees, and donated by the Glueckert family for participants to wear in the parade. Approximately 150 veteran’s sashes were created for the families and volunteers.

“Our whole family was praying for nice weather after storms canceled the parade and chased us inside last year” said a relieved and excited Jackie Glueckert. Last year, threatening weather and lightening caused parade officials to move the ceremony inside Christian Liberty High School. Jackie added “there really was a sense of anxiousness this year for our marchers and volunteers. We had many more people marching with us than honor banners this year. So many volunteers who were honored to wear the name of a veteran and carry the flag turned out. It was a combination of beautiful weather and beautiful volunteerism! You could feel it all along the parade route with people several rows deep, clapping, saluting holding their hands to their hearts; really an emotionally uplifting display of patriotism and love”.

The crowd was estimated to be in excess of 10,000 people viewing, with approximately 3000 participants in all. The parade ended at Memorial Park at 110 W. Fremont St., where 1,000 residents attended an 11 a.m. ceremony, that honored the 58 fallen military heroes from the village, 37 of whom died in service during World War II.

“This has become a wonderful tradition for our family and the community of Arlington Heights and our neighbors. To see the organizations get so involved in honoring our living, deceased and active duty men and women in uniform just re-enforces the motto of Arlington Heights that we are indeed the City of Good Neighbors. Days like this one make you feel it even more so. We’re grateful to everyone who marched with us. It’s time to get ready for next year. Pray for good weather again”, added Jackie Glueckert with her fingers crossed.

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

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Glueckert Funeral Home Helps Families “Honor Their Hero” Veterans in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade 2015

Glueckert Funeral Home in Memorial Day Parade

Glueckert Funeral Home sponsored an entry in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade 2015

Memorial Day Parade 2015 Honor Flag

Glueckert Funeral Home helps families “Honor Their Hero” Veterans and active duty service members sponsoring entry in Memorial Day Parade 2016.

For the fourth consecutive year, Glueckert Funeral Home invites veterans, their relatives and friends to join them in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. 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 also participating in the Honor Banner and Flag entry features Hersey High School Activity Groups, Cub Scout Pack 132 and Salute, Inc. “We’re excited to have all of these community partners joining us to help make this special event even more special” says Jackie Glueckert, entry coordinator. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Rear Admiral Stephen Evans, Commander Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.

Each volunteer will 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 to each person in Glueckert Funeral Home  group 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 8:45 am for check-in for flags and honor banners) from Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road. It proceeds 1 mile to Memorial Park.  There, a ceremony honoring Arlington Heights fallen heroes and our nation’s heroes who also 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 veterans on Memorial Day since the end of World War I.

Residents are invited to bring a flag (preferably attached to a flag pole) to Glueckert Funeral Home at 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road on or before May 24th, 2016. Glueckert has a limited number of spare flag poles available. Also, we will record the name of the veteran being honored so we may customize the Honor Ribbon Sash to be worn in the parade. Afterwards, the flags may be picked up at Glueckert Funeral Home by June 4th. You may also donate your flag directly to the Arlington Heights American Legion Post #208.

At 11 am, the ceremony at Memorial Park (Chestnut & Fremont Streets) will begin. This ceremony includes; reading the names of area veterans who have passed away in the last 12 months, honoring Arlington’s fallen heroes – reading the names of the 58 young men from our town who died in the service of our nation – from the Civil War to Afghanistan and annual “Remembering Our Veterans” photo – after the ceremony. All veterans invited

“Our family considers it such an honor to be sponsoring this entry honoring our local heroes. We truly are the Community of Good Neighbors. The outpouring of support for our Veterans and Active Service Members is so inspirational. Everyone in our group can feel the emotion from the start all the way to Memorial Park” says Jackie Glueckert, the organizer of the tribute. Adding, “Last year, despite having to move indoors on account of thunderstorms, hundreds of people participated in the tribute unit. We’ve been preparing for even more people this year and praying for sunshine! The Arlington Heights community is integral to our family’s history here. The long tradition of military service from members of our community is a great source of pride for our entire city and our family”.

To join the parade procession with the Glueckert entry, please contact Jackie at (847) 253-0168 or visit for more information and our entry form.

Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights, Cremation Options.



Many people believe that choosing Cremation they are limited in terms of services that are available. In fact, choosing Cremation as the final disposition doesn’t limit any other services a family might prefer when saying a final good bye to a loved one. A full wake service is available, a memorial service and as Sam Resch, one of our Funeral Directors reminds us, we have a specially designed “Bennett”, an urn carrying device that accommodates 4 pall bearers, to give a more traditional feel to a service that concludes with Cremation.

Sam proudly states “The Glueckert Family takes care of their client families like their own family. No matter what choices are made, we’ll carry out your wishes to our fullest and best capabilities”.

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Glueckert Family receives 2016 ‘Heart of Gold’ Award for Business Leader in Arlington Heights.


Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights IL 2016 Hearts of Gold AwardPictured L to R: Matt Ottaviano, Marcie Glueckert-Heidkamp, Jackie Glueckert, John W. Glueckert, Jr.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


And so it was, on the evening of February 20, 2016, that Matt Ottaviano of the Special Events Commission presented the beautiful crystal award to the Glueckert Family for their service to the community. Accepting were Jackie Glueckert,Marcie Glueckert-Heidkamp, and John W. Glueckert Jr. Only a short distance away, beaming, were Rosanna and John W. Glueckert Sr. proud parents and founders of the Funeral Home.

Several volunteers were honored in different categories of service from Education, to Community Service to Young at Heart to Beautification. Said Steve Fromm, Chairman of the Special Events Commission, “In a City of nearly 80,000 residents, a few each year are nominated and honored for going above and beyond in their service to our community”.

Cited for among other events and activities were the sponsoring of the Honor Flag Unit in the Memorial Day Parade honoring living and deceased veterans and families, an annual educational tour of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL, for veterans and families that includes transportation in a luxury coach bus and lunch, and their annual Holiday Remembrance Service and Memorial Tree Customized ornaments for anyone in the community celebrating the memory of a loved one.

The Glueckert Family was also recognized for “Rest in His Arms”, a group dedicated to providing Christian services and burials for abandoned babies. They have also been strong participants in Relay for Life, Rotary Club, Salute, and Arlington Park’s Trunk ‘n Treat. In the City of Good Neighbors, this family is involved.

Jackie Glueckert, coordinator of the events for the Community and Special Events at Glueckert Funeral Home reminded the large audience at Rolling Green Country Club, “When we speak of the Glueckert Family, we include our wonderful and dedicated staff, who are our family, and are key participants in all of these events. All of them and their wonderful spouses and children are involved with 3 generations of our family. We’re proud of everyone connected with our business and we’re deeply proud to be part of the City of Arlington Heights. To be recognized along with so many other remarkable people here in the city fills our hearts and humbles us. It is an amazing honor we all appreciate beyond words.”


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Glueckert Funeral Home is honored to be chosen as a recipient for the 2016 Business Leadership Hearts of Gold Award. Details below…

Arlington Heights has named its 2016 Hearts of Gold honorees, the village’s highest award for citizens who contribute to the community.

Steve Daday, a trustee for two decades, will be honored with the Community Spirit Heart of Gold for founding the Sounds of Summer concert series and his other efforts to help Arlington Heights through the years. Daday also recently was appointed the new president of the board at Metropolis Centre for the Performing Arts.

Live4Lali, a nonprofit led by Chelsea Laliberte and Genevieve Przybylo, is being honored with the Heroic Heart of Gold for training first responders on the use of naloxone, a drug that helped police save a young woman from a heroin overdose earlier this year. Live4Lali opened the suburbs’ first walk-in clinic for overdose awareness in Arlington Heights in 2015.

Carol Golemo, a physical education teacher at Thomas Middle School and former member of the U.S. Army for 25 years, will be recognized with the Volunteer Heart of Gold. Golemo has been involved with Veterans Day activities, Adopt-a-Family and several other charities over the years and was recognized with a special assembly at Thomas this week.

Glueckert Funeral Home will be honored with the Business Leadership Heart of Gold for their continued involvement in Arlington Heights, including participation in the Memorial Day parade, fundraising in the community and for offering a free annual trip that takes area veterans on a tour of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to teach them about their burial rights.

Other honorees are: Paul Bergman of the Arlington Stallions Rugby Club for Mentor Heart of Gold; Greg and Sue Lynk for Best Neighbor Heart of Gold; Hersey High School teacher Jackie Ballarini for Educator Heart of Gold; Buffalo Grove High School junior Danielle Allaire for Young Champion Heart of Gold; Peggy Vaughn and Rita Moody for the Young at Heart award; William Kruser for the Kenneth Bonder Beautification Heart of Gold and Melinda Camardella for the Pam Stocking Heart of Gold award.

All the winners will be honored at the Hearts of Gold Awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Feb 20 at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights. Tickets are $60 and available by emailing Nancy Kluz at