Preplanning privately and on your schedule. 

On the GlueckertFH  website under the Pre-planning section, there is a checklist to make things easier for our families. You can even print it out if you like for safe keeping. Safe keeping is exactly what you’ll have if and when you submit the list to us. It details exactly what information you will need when making arrangements. It can save families a great deal of time and stress when it comes to providing the information needed when a loved one passes away. A personal loss of a loved one can create a very anxious time for people, and even lead to frustration when trying to gather all the pertinent forms, data, and other info you may need to complete the process. Being able to do this at home, in your own space, in your own time is something many of our families are grateful to take advantage of. 

We know this is a good idea because we’ve listened to our client families and even observed them going through more effort and anxiety during difficult times. It is for that reason we’ve tried to discover a way to make this easier. And your confidentiality is always safe with us. 

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.

To Connect with Glueckert Funeral Home:

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Holiday Remembrance Continues at Glueckert Funeral Home

Arlington Heights Family-Owned Business Eases Season for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones with Virtual Memorial December 5 at 4 p.m. (Central)

In a year of many cancellations, the easy thing for the owners and management at Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights would have been to call off the annual candlelight remembrance service in light of coronavirus restrictions.

Grief, however, does not take a holiday even during a pandemic, and the Glueckert staff understands that the funeral home’s annual Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service helps make the yearly “season of joy” a little less painful for those who are grieving.

“This has been a tough year emotionally for people. There’s been nothing but loss,” said Matthew Bennett, the funeral home’s manager. “Hopefully this can be a silver lining.”

The service, normally attended by as many as 400 people will leverage the power of internet livestreaming to welcome an infinite number of people to gather for poems, prayers, short messages from local pastors, and testimonials from families sharing their reflections and memories. Over 70 families have already submitted photos of their loved ones who passed this year for the memorial tribute.

Celebrating our traditions and rites during COVID-19 has been challenging; but Glueckert Funeral Home welcomes all to join together to honor our beloved departed. As in the past, this service is intended to bring comfort to families during the holiday season, always especially difficult when a dear one has departed.

All are invited to view the online service on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. (Central) as they stay home and stay safe. The streamed video will remain online at GlueckertFuneralHome.com throughout the month of December.

WHAT: 11th Annual Holiday Luminary Remembrance Service

WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 4 p.m. (Central)

WHO: Community members coming together online to celebrate the lives of lost loved ones

WHERE: GlueckertFuneralHome.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 847.253.0168

About Glueckert Funeral Home

Glueckert Funeral Home is a full-service, family owned funeral home in Arlington Heights, Illinois, serving Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs for almost 50 years. Glueckert’s staff of licensed funeral professionals prides itself on offering personal service that exceeds expectations. Glueckert Funeral Home’s 20,000 square foot, all-purpose facility, offers four large chapels, two lounges, and ample parking. Glueckert Funeral Home can accommodate all types of service requests and offers on-site selection of memorial oriented merchandise. Learn more at: GlueckertFuneralHome.com.

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Remembering Our Faithfully Departed Souls. – September 2020

Remembering Our Faithfully Departed Souls.

The Lives We Celebrated in

September 2020

Please go to our website obituaries or contact us for any information about Memorial Services for Loved Ones planned in the future. 

Cremation is a Choice That Offers a Host of Other Choices

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.

To Connect with Glueckert Funeral Home:

Website: http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://glueckertfh.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlueckertFuneralHome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlueckertFH

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/glueckertfh

OUR 10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE WAS A SPECIAL NIGHT

All of our Holiday Remembrance Services have found a personality of their own and they really are all very special. The theme this year was “Gratefulness”, and hundreds of people came and truly live up to that theme. You could absolutely see it, hear it and feel it; from the music, to the wonderful talk from Fr. Hector, the memorial pictures, all the way through to the fellowship of everyone in attendance, who together provided comfort and gracious memories. We’re very pleased to be able to host this service each year for the families we serve and all those who come to attend, share and provide comfort .
Enjoy our short video of the highlights:
Enjoy the entire service:

See the Full 2019 Holiday Remembrance Service (click here)

 

Contact Glueckert Funeral Home for any information or questions you may have about our Veteran’s services, at-need,  or pre-planning call 847-253-0168 or visit http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

 

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We invite you to our 2019 Holiday Luminary Service on December 7

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 ❤️

Click Here to Sign Up

 

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The Greatest Benefit of Pre-Planning Is To Start The Dialogue

Those are the words of a very experienced Funeral Director, Chris Mayer of Glueckert Funeral Home. By starting the dialogue, people and families have all of the options that are available to them. From there, families can decide what options they desire, and how they would like their arrangements to be carried out.
In the Financial Planning space, Pre-Planning is becoming an important component of the process for people from a financial perspective, but even more important, this is removing a burden from loved ones who have absolutely certain information on file as to what their loved one desired. The important issues and choices were made by the person who mattered most.
At Glueckert Funeral Home, you are always welcome to a complimentary, and no obligation consultation with Chris Mayer, or any of our Professional Funeral Directors about Pre-Planning or At-Need Arrangements. We’re always here.

Feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or www.glueckertfuneral.com. Our promise is to be there for you.

To Connect with Glueckert Funeral Home:

Website: http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://glueckertfh.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlueckertFuneralHome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlueckertFH

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/glueckertfh

 

Our 2019 Honor Banner Entry in Arlington Heights Centennial Memorial Day Parade

Arlington Cares!

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!
Contact Glueckert Funeral Home for any information or questions you may have.

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Opioid Awareness Week meant purple ribbons everywhere!

 

The campaign to #KeepAlive2155 was held over an entire week of activities in and around our community of Arlington Heights. Why 2155? The Illinois Dept. of Public Health projects that 2155 Illinois residents will die from an accidental overdose in 2018.  In this spirit, our efforts and our goal is to reduce those numbers and someday eliminate them by training 2155 people (statewide) in overdose prevention and reversal strategies. This includes equipping and providing attendees of the class with Naloxone kits.
We coordinated closely with Live4Lali, an amazing organization working to proactively take on this epidemic; educate, counsel and heal families who are victimized by Opioid Overdosing. We came into contact with Live4Lali during a service at our funeral home for a young man who accidentally overdosed. When the family asked if classes could be held on how to administer Naloxone as part of the visitation services for their son, it made us think hard about how we, the Glueckert Family could get more involved.
We’ve seen too many lives shortened by this terrible addiction. It is emotionally difficult for us too when we are providing services to families who are torn apart by opioid addiction. As most of these victims are young; their services are almost always very large. A large and supportive community has come together to support these families.
Live4Lali worked closely with us to develop a custom program we could conduct during Opioid Awareness Week. During the week, we had 12 training sessions over 5 days on administering Naloxone and gave a kit to each attendee. 110 people came for the training. It was wonderful to see the participation. We know lives will be saved as a result of this training and awareness.   We invite everyone to join us in this effort. For our part, we’ll keep training people and equipping them with Naloxone kits as long as people will keep signing up for classes to help end this epidemic.
Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti became personally involved in this cause and attended the Friday evening candlelight vigil and ceremony commemorating local lives lost to an accidental drug overdose. So many families victimized by this epidemic were there too. It was sad and beautiful and uplifting all at the same time. Seeing people minister to one another, support each other and share their loving memories of their family members and friends was inspirational.
 
Our classes were so well attended, we’ve added another one on October 11, 2018, at 6 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home. We already have several sign-ups, and we’re inviting more! Several members of our staff are Certified Trainers in the program. Please join us. Just sign up and we’ll take care of the rest. Our sign up list is linked below.
Naloxone-training 

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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