The Glueckert Family and Staff ensure every Veteran receives their Earned Benefits

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 is the Glueckert Family is dedicated to preserving. That includes ensuring that each and every Veteran is aware of, and receives the earned benefits of their service.


Kathy Borresen’s father was a Veteran. Kathy explains how the Glueckert Family assisted her in locating her fathers’ DD-214, and arranged the Military honors for his funeral services at Glueckert.  When she couldn’t locate  her father’s Discharge Document (DD-214) among his papers, she stated “Sam went to town finding them, by calling Washington DC and the Veteran’s Administration to locate the documents so my father could have all of the military benefits as part of his service. They always seem to extend beyond what you might expect”. 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.

Veterans are entitled to burial services at no cost at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery  in Elwood, Illinois. (or any National Cemetery where space is available) The benefit also extends to a Veteran’s spouse.

If you are interested in learning more about veteran earned benefits or would like to be included in Veterans programs offered by Glueckert Funeral Home, please contact Jackie Glueckert at 847-253-0168. Or for any information on Pre-Need, At-Need Services or questions you may have, contact us at 847-253-0168 or visit http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

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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 FH Holiday Remembrance 2016

 

“It’s our opportunity to let our families know how much they mean to us” says Jackie Glueckert of the Holiday Remembrance Ceremony that is an annual event at Glueckert Funeral Home the first Saturday of each December.

“People tell us how much it means to them. It means every bit as much to us here” confirms John Glueckert, Jr.

“To see everyone again comforting one another is special. We look forward to this all year” adds Marcie Glueckert Heidkamp.

Every family who entrusts their loved one to the Glueckert Family and the professional staff there is special to us. This ceremony gives us another opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones and the families we serve. It is such a privilege and an honor for us to assist families at difficult times. Our Holiday Remembrance is meant to offer some strength to families coping with loss, and we know the most difficult steps many people take are the ones back into a funeral home after a loss. When people leave this ceremony with a sense of a burden being lifted, even a little bit, we realize that the journey is continuing and the occasions to celebrate loved ones are special. So, join us every time. We love having your loved one’s ornament on our tree through the holidays. We love seeing all of you again. We’re honored by you! Thank you.

 

Save the date for 2017. December 2, 2017.

 

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Holiday Remembrance 2016 – View the Full Service

“It’s our opportunity to let our families know how much they mean to us” says Jackie Glueckert of the Holiday Remembrance Ceremony that is an annual event at Glueckert Funeral Home the first Saturday of each December.

“People tell us how much it means to them. It means every bit as much to us here” confirms John Glueckert, Jr.

“To see everyone again comforting one another is special. We look forward to this all year” adds Marcie Glueckert Heidkamp.

Every family who entrusts their loved one to the Glueckert Family and the professional staff there is special to us. This ceremony gives us another opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones and the families we serve. It is such a privilege and an honor for us to assist families at difficult times. Our Holiday Remembrance is meant to offer some strength to families coping with loss, and we know the most difficult steps many people take are the ones back into a funeral home after a loss. When people leave this ceremony with a sense of a burden being lifted, even a little bit, we realize that the journey is continuing and the occasions to celebrate loved ones are special. So, join us every time. We love having your loved one’s ornament on our tree through the holidays. We love seeing all of you again. We’re honored by you! Thank you.

Save the date for 2017. December 2, 2017.

Call 847-253-0168 or visit: www.glueckertfh.com

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, Arlington Heights, Cremation Options.

 

CREMATION OFFERS AS MANY OPTIONS AS TRADITIONAL SERVICES

Many people believe that choosing Cremation they are limited in terms of services that are available. In fact, choosing Cremation as the final disposition doesn’t limit any other services a family might prefer when saying a final good bye to a loved one. A full wake service is available, a memorial service and as Sam Resch, one of our Funeral Directors reminds us, we have a specially designed “Bennett”, an urn carrying device that accommodates 4 pall bearers, to give a more traditional feel to a service that concludes with Cremation.

Sam proudly states “The Glueckert Family takes care of their client families like their own family. No matter what choices are made, we’ll carry out your wishes to our fullest and best capabilities”.

To discuss any questions you may have on Cremation; Direct Cremation, Memorials or any of our services, please call 847-253-0168 or Click Here.

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