The Glueckert Family has a strong commitment to Veterans in their community. In addition to sponsoring an entry in the Memorial Day parade with honor banners representing the loved ones and active members of our military, each September, Glueckert Funeral Home also sponsors a bus coach trip and tour or Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. The tradition of service in Arlington Heights and the surrounding communities is something that should be forever celebrated. That includes ensuring that each and every Veteran is aware of, and receives the earned benefits of their service.
Kathy Borresen explains how the Glueckert Family assisted her in locating her fathers’ DD-214, and arranged the Military honors for his funeral services at Glueckert. “They always seem to extend beyond what you might expect” according to Kathy. Veterans are a special group among us. Honoring their service all the way to their final resting place is a privilege and a duty. We’re honored by the families who choose us to take care of their loved ones who served us.
The McLaughlin Family moved away from Arlington Heights to McHenry several years ago. When Joan made arrangements for her husband Jim, she wanted to make it easier for family friends in Arlington Heights and McHenry. The Visitation was in Arlington Heights and the following day a service was held in McHenry. It meant everything to the family to be able to share the celebration of Jim’s life in both communities that were home to them. The Glueckert Family understands that today people may consider “home” to be more than one place, so they stand ready to accommodate whatever families need in order to feel the most comfort possible. As Joan McLaughlin states, “I can’t say that a visitation can be enjoyable, but in this case, they made it very comfortable for us and we, as a family, we really appreciated that.” There is joy in the fellowship of others from all of your home towns.