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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One of the most difficult things for many people is to experience the holidays after the loss of a loved one. Our annual Holiday Luminary is a very special opportunity to come together as a community to experience celebrating the lives of loved ones together. We’re sharing a video from last year’s Service to give you an opportunity to witness what it’s like beforehand.
We’ve chosen the first Saturday of December for our Holiday Luminary Service to gather early in this Special Season and share loving remembrance of our families and friends. As you’ll see in our video, it’s an uplifting experience for everyone who attends. Remembering is a very important part of the process of losing someone close. Doing so in a community of people who have so much in common with your feelings takes away a little bit of the sense of dealing with this alone. This year’s theme is “Gratefulness”.
Our Holiday Luminary Service means a great deal to our Glueckert Family too. We celebrate the lives of people we’ve lost from within our immediate family and friends along with you, as well as the entire community we have served over generations who have truly become part of our greater family.
Please Join Us. We would love to see you and remember, love and be grateful for all those we’ve loved ❤️
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It was never so evident that Arlington does care, with the amazing parade and tribute to fallen veterans and those who wear our country’s uniform in the name of Protecting our Freedom everyday. All over the world. That’s a sacrifice we recognize every day, but honor particularly on Memorial Day.
The Centennial Parade and Service was smiled upon with absolutely gorgeous weather for the public events. While the skies opened up later in the day, the weather cooperated during the official events for thousands upon thousands of spectators who enthusiastically cheered, (roared even!) along the parade route.
With nearly 200 volunteers in our Honor Banner Entry, we were able to honor every veteran by representing them with a banner on a family member or volunteer. From the littlest children, to hearty seniors who marched with us, the sea of Red, White & Blue never looked so glorious as we passed through downtown on our way to Memorial Park. The energy from the crowd of neighbors and visitors was more than 10 deep along the route, as far as the eye can see.
Arlington Heights is our home. We’re always proud to be members of this community. But, on days like these, it’s even more special. When the public festivities were completed, an hour or so later the skies opened up and the rain came. Some old soldiers believe that “rain symbolizes the tears for those who’ve gone before us and offered up the ultimate sacrifice”. After 100 years of sacrifice from this community and every community in our blessed country, it’s easy to believe that every veteran was recognized with those tears.
Thank you to every neighbor, friend, group and the organizers for this wonderful event. We did the “Community of Good Neighbors” proud!