Directors & Staff

At Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., we treat you like family.

We are family-owned and operated with deep roots in the community offering you the personal attention and care you deserve 24 hours a day. For generations, we have stood by a single focus: providing the best quality service and value to our families, friends, and neighbors. We have the pleasure of volunteering and sponsoring various community functions throughout the year. We are members of the Lions Club, Brookfield Chamber, and St. Louise de Marillac’s Women’s Organization to name a few.

At Hitzeman, we are not a multi-national organization that is governed by corporate mandates. We live in the neighborhood, and our business is a proud member of the community we serve. We are small enough to provide you with exceptional detailed service and we have enough staff to attend to whatever needs you have. We know that our success depends upon how we treat each and every family we serve and we truly appreciate your continued patronage.

When dealing with such an important event for yourself or a loved one, you want to turn to a funeral home that you know and can trust, not somewhere that you feel like a number, pressured into something that you can’t afford or work with a funeral home that is driven to increase their profits and bottom lines for their shareholders. At Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., you will always speak with someone either from the Hitzeman family or a staff member, never with an answering service or a recording with numerous options to decipher.

If you have not worked with us yet, our funeral directors will guide you with every step, offering you professional one on one service. We specialize in all aspects of funeral services from traditional funerals, memorial services and cremations. Our staff is very knowledgeable and they are accessible to help you and your loved ones throughout this difficult time and beyond. We are present during every visitation and funeral offering continuity of service and the level of professionalism that should be expected.

We appreciate your business and we invite you to get to know us and see how different we are. Please feel free call us at 708-485-2000 or stop in to meet us.

Thank you.

Todd HitzemanTodd N. Hitzeman
President & Owner
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Licensed Insurance Pre-Need Specialist
4th Generation Funeral Director
Melvin Jones Recipient 1997
Lions of Illinois Fellow foundation Recipient 2008

Todd is President and Owner of the Hitzeman Funeral Home. The fourth generation to operate the funeral home, Todd is a licensed funeral director and insurance broker. Like his father and grandfather, Todd attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science. The Hitzemans have been active members of Lions Clubs International dating back to the founding of the funeral home and are members of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.


Susan HitzemanSusan “Sue” M. Hitzeman
Office Manager
Licensed Insurance Pre-Need Specialist

Sue joined the business when she married Todd in 1977. When Todd’s father, Norbert, retired in 1995, Todd and Sue purchased the funeral home. The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce and the State of Illinois recognized Sue as “Brookfield Woman of the Year” in 1997. She is the past president and active member of St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Women’s Club. Sue is a licensed insurance broker. Sue chairs the Annual Rummage Sale for St. Louise de Marillac Church. On May, 18, 2013, Sue was named Woman of the Year by The Archdiocesan Council or Catholic Women (ACCW) Vicariate IV.


Donna M. WalkerDonna M. Walker
Office Assistant
Licensed Insurance Pre-Need Specialist

Donna joined Hitzeman Funeral Home in the spring of 2012 and brings with her years of experience with sales, marketing, designing websites, and customer service. She has worked within the staffing and caregiving sector as well as the hospitality industry. She volunteers her time and creative side working with the LTHS Adults with Special Needs Drama Program designing, painting, and building sets.


Linda WardLinda Ward
Funeral Home Assistant

Linda joined the Hitzeman family business in October of 2008. She has been a resident of the Brookfield/Lyons area for the past thirteen years. Linda was a hairdresser for thirty years and worked for an area bank for thirteen years prior to joining the Hitzeman team.