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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Glueckert – 2018 Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service

 

View our 2018 Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service

We thank all of those who attended our Annual Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service. As has become our custom, we videotaped the service for families to have a chance to see it again, and for family members near and far who could not be in attendance with us. The Glueckert Family remains grateful to all of the families who entrust us with the care of your loved ones over generations of your family and ours. We also remain committed to sharing the joy of their memories with you every year at this wonderful gathering of people who help each other celebrate the lives of the people they cherished and continue to cherish.

We have 2 videos for you. One is a couple of minutes in length, highlighting the environs and the response to the service. The other is 55 minutes and contains the full service featuring all of the readings, songs, reflections and memorials. We hope these bring some comfort to you this season and throughout the entire year. We thank all of you for coming or viewing this service on our website or social media sites. We also thank our amazing staff of professionals here for their incredible participation in this service and in the service of all of the families we are privileged to take care of. Those professionals are every bit our family too.

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Please share these with any families you know who may not have been able to join us.

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In Remembrance of Donna Lange

 

Our Family and Our Community have suffered a loss.

The Glueckert Family has suffered a profound loss. Our family extends to every person who is part of our providential mission to comfort families at their most difficult times. That includes all of us, the immediate Glueckert family and all of our staff family who carry out the most important ministry there is for people who have experienced a loss.

We hurt. We lost Donna Lange.

Donna was a truly exceptional funeral director.  Graceful and gracious. So many families could attest to her compassionate,  professional guidance and service to them in circumstances that were unbearable in their sadness and loss. Her professional colleagues, brothers, and sisters really, feel the incredible loss of a colleague, a dear friend, and a beloved member of their work family.

Donna embraced every service and outreach ministry we engaged in. More so, she did it with an eagerness that highlighted her zest for helping other people. It was in the fabric of her DNA to be a helper, and to bring unbridled enthusiasm to every effort she was part of. We do a lot of outreach here. That would be entirely impossible without a person like Donna, who was a fully devoted member of our Opioid Awareness Team, a vigorous Flag Waver and a member of the honor guard at our Memorial Day Parade entry and other Veteran’s events we were part of or hosted. Our families who attended the Christmas Luminary Remembrance Service will remember Donna’s welcoming smile and comforting words and know without doubt just how happy she was to see all of them again after the services for their loved ones were completed. They’ll also remember how absolutely beautiful she looked at these events. They were special to her and she dressed to the nines, willing to endure the discomfort of high heels and other fashion inconveniences!  For the families she served and the family she represented, Donna was more than willing to go the extra mile. Always.

We will miss Donna here. For everything she did and who she was. Her husband Scott and daughters Maxine and Suzanne were always part of the Donna package. They loved her enough to be as big a part of everything we did, and do it with a bright disposition and smiles and wonderful humor.  Donna inspired all of us that way. As a family, they brought levity to our entire family at work. She volunteered her family for everything we did. There was no reason for her to ask them first. She knew that what was important to her, was important to them. Being universally loved is a gift; a gift Donna possessed in magnitude.

In passing, Donna continued giving as an organ donor. It would surprise no one that her generosity existed beyond her life here. To know that others are living and thriving because of Donna’s generous life gifts is something we can continue to admire about this remarkable woman.

It will remain a mystery how tragic things can happen to such truly good people. We are at one with all the families we serve as we cope with and grieve our own very personal and difficult loss. As always, our prayers will remain with all of you. Please pray for Scott, Maxine, Suzanne and Donna’s family as well. If we can be so humble as to ask, please pray for our whole Glueckert Family of Directors and Staff. Our loss is profound.

Come to our Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service on December 1st! All are welcome.

We’d love to have you come and celebrate with us, and so many others who are missing a precious loved one. The entire community has an opportunity to comfort, share stories, and be together. Remembering all of your loved ones during this season is important, and this service is a special and spiritual one to help all of us find some extra peace of mind and loving fellowship.

This is a short video of last years’ service. Please join us this year at Glueckert Funeral Home on Saturday, December 1. 2018 at 4pm (please come a little early). We have a gift ornament for you to customize with your loved one. We’d love to have you join us. You may RSVP on the homepage of our website. Peace!  

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

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Funeral Pre-Planning Can Make It Easier

“My mom pre-arranged everything. It made it so much easier for us. I told my husband we should do this for our kids too”.

When Tamara Kapcheck’s mom passed away, it was hard. Very hard on the kids. Dealing with the grief was difficult. In this case, arriving at Glueckert Funeral home, they realized that Tamara’s mom had pre-planned everything. Even the flower selection. Tamara and her husband knew for sure that everything her mom wanted was seen to and taken care of, and most important; perfect, just as she wanted it. “It just made things so much easier for us. I told my husband that this is something we should do for our kids. Because it’s hard on the kids”, she shares.

“Everything that was done was wonderful” according to Tamara. Her mom continued to be generous even after her life here. There are many options for Pre-planning that families can choose from simple selections and preferences to be kept on file, up to pre-funding arrangements. Many financial planners are adding this service to the portfolios of their clients. At Glueckert Funeral Home, our professionals are always available to discuss pre-planning at no cost and with no obligation; just to answer any and all of the questions you may have.

Contact us with any questions you may have regarding pre-planning or at-need services. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 847-253-0168 or glueckertfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral Care that Creates a Beautiful Memory Picture.

 

“The very first thing we noticed and felt, was just how beautiful my mom looked”

Barb Clement and her husband Dave knew the difficult health struggles Barb’s mom had during her last few months of life with frequent visits to hospital and rehab. Dave was very close to Barb’s mom Gloria and spent a lot of time with her during her long and trying illnesses. The Glueckert Family took care of Barb’s father many years before, and they knew they could entrust them again when Gloria passed away. What was most striking to Barb and Dave was how beautiful Gloria looked and how important that would be to her. The Glueckert Family understands how important this is to every family and that in their final remembrance they can keep the memory of “beautiful”. That is our mission with every family we serve.

Dave’s response was “I couldn’t imagine referring friends or family to anyone else. From the start to the service, all the way through to seeing Gloria looking so beautiful”, they took amazing care of us. Again.”

For funeral arrangement information, at need, or pre-planning, please feel free to contact us at 847-253-0168 or www.glueckertfh.com.

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Glueckert Funeral Home 6th Annual Sponsorship of Entry to “Honor Their Hero” Veterans and Active Service Members in 2018 Memorial Day Parade.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Glueckert Funeral Home invites veterans, relatives and friends to join them in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018. 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 volunteering in the Honor Banner and Flag entry features, Hersey High School ‘Service Over Self’, Boy Scout Troop 132 & Cub Scout Troop 132.  The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Al Mampre, US Army, WWII Medic, Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry “Band of Brothers”.

Jackie Glueckert, Entry Coordinator for Glueckert Funeral Home shares, “Every year we are excited and grateful to be joined by so many wonderful community partners. The parade is even more special with their amazing participation”.

Each volunteer may 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 for each person marching in the Glueckert Funeral Home 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 8:45am for check-in for flags and honor banners) from Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road. It proceeds 1 mile to Memorial Park. There at 11am, a ceremony honoring Arlington Heights heroes who 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 its veterans on Memorial Day since the end of World War I.

Residents are asked to bring a flag (on a pole) to Glueckert Funeral Home at 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road on or before May 23rd. Also, we will record the name of the veteran being honored so we may customize an Honor Ribbon Sash to be worn in the parade. After Memorial Day, the flags may be picked up at Glueckert Funeral Home by June 3rd. You may opt to donate your flag to the Arlington Heights American Legion Post #208.

“This parade, and the ceremony at Memorial Park, mean so much to our family and it’s such an honor to be able to sponsor an entry honoring our local heroes and our country. This year it’s even a little more personal for our family to honor our father. With every passing year, it becomes even more special for us as more community service organizations and residents participate to support our Veterans and all those currently serving. We look forward to this day all year long and we’re hoping and praying for a nice breeze and sunshine. The feeling you get along the parade route is truly inspirational. Celebrating Arlington Heights long history of answering the call to service is an incredible honor for us. Our family’s history in Arlington Heights is something we treasure deeply and offers us an enormous sense of pride” stated Jackie Glueckert, adding, “We look forward to seeing everyone!”

For more information visit our website or contact Jackie Glueckert 847-253-0168.

 

About Glueckert Funeral Home

Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1976. 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