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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From the moment we answer the phone, our service starts.

 

“Our goal is to serve the family in the manner they wish. In fact, that’s our mission”, states John W. Glueckert, Jr. speaking on behalf of his entire family and professional staff.

The most important reason people choose would Glueckert Funeral Home is because they feel comfortable here. ‘Funeral Home’ is two words, and the “Home” portion is the most important. The mission is to ensure that while a family is here that they treat it as if they were home and they feel at home.  Making people feel comfortable is our mission here.

When people require our service, it’s during the most stressful days of their lives. We do everything we can to make things a little easier for the families we serve. We’ll take care of the details so you can focus on greeting family and friends and celebrating the life of your loved one. We want our home to be your home.

For any information regarding funeral services or pre-planning, please (click here)  We’ll be here for you.

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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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Pre-Planning gives clear direction

 


 

Kathy Borresen has experienced Pre-Planning funeral services personally with both of her parents. Her parents pre-arranged their services and her position as Chairwoman of the Environment & Arts Ministry at St. James Parish in Arlington Heights has occasionally offered her the opportunity share her experience with others.

The sigh of relief is unmistakable when Kathy describes, “this just takes difficult decisions and uncertainty out of the hands of the family and gives them clear direction on what to do”. Families can choose to pre-fund their expenses, which alleviates any financial burden to the family. In doing so, Kathy feels the family can then celebrate the life of their loved one and exclusively focus on the family and friends who celebrate with them.

Whether pre-arranged with or without the funding portion, Glueckert Funeral Home will keep on file the record of what the person making the arrangements desire and any choices they’ve made.

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Selecting Merchandise is difficult. Our mission is to make it as comfortable as possible.

During the arrangements for funeral planning or even Pre-Planning, the experience of selecting merchandise can be a very difficult one for families. Glueckert Funeral Home make it as comfortable as we possibly can. We have a very welcoming selection room where families can view full size displays of what they are choosing. We are there to serve our families by answering their questions and providing the information they need to make whatever selections they desire. Whether choosing caskets, vault enclosures, urns or any other merchandise, those decisions reside solely with the family. We even have a section devoted to Eco-Friendly options for families to view.

This portion of the arrangements is often a very difficult one. When the family of a loved one is ready, that’s when we proceed. But not until that time. Our family and our dedicated staff are committed to providing compassionate and professional service throughout the entire arrangement process, whether it is working with a family who have experienced a very painful recent loss, or pre-planning with an individual or a family. There are many choices that families need to make. It is our mission to make that process as comfortable as possible.

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 www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

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GLUECKERT FAMILY THANKS PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS FOR HUGE TURNOUT AT ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

 

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 www.glueckertfh.com

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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.

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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 www.glueckertfuneralhome.com for more information and our entry form.