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.

 

Charles T. Hitzeman
President & Owner
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Licensed Insurance Pre-Need Specialist
5th Generation Funeral Director

Chuck is the President of the Hitzeman Funeral Home. The fifth generation to operate the funeral home. Like his father, grandfather and great grandfather and Chuck graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Previous to that, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.  He has a strong sense of community and is passionate about continuing the excellent service that Hitzeman Funeral Home has provided for generations, customer satisfaction and exceeding (our families’) expectations.Chuck met his wife Danielle while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They have two children; Rachel and Joe. They are excited to help out the family.Chuck is an active member of the LaGrange Park-Brookfield Lions Club International. He is also involved with the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce and is a supporter of Cub Scout Troop # 90 . [He was a recipient of the USW 2016 Advisor of the year, Melvin Jones, Foundation Fellow Award in 2016].

 

Danielle A. Hitzeman
Owner & Assistant

Danielle A. Hitzeman, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Education. Danielle continues her path as an educator working with our young leaders of tomorrow. Besides being a devoted Mom to Rachel and Joe, Danielle is also an assistant at Hitzeman Funeral Home. Danielle is involved with the Girl Scouts of America Troop # 51169 and a loyal fan at her children’s Little League and softball games. You may see her volunteering and attending community functions alongside Chuck as well.

 

Donna M. Walker

Donna M. Walker
Executive Secretary
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.

 

William Langele
Funeral Home Assistant

Bill works as an assistant to the Funeral Director. He is involved in the day to day maintenance of Hitzeman Funeral Home. Bill served in the United State Marine Corp for six years. He is a retired Reynold’s Aluminum Fire Fighter/EMT, Security for a major Casino Corporation and was a POC Firefighter for North Riverside. Bill is a member of the Trinity Community Church in Berwyn, IL, where he serves as Treasurer. He and his wife Ruthie have been married since 1977. They have a son Keith, who is married to Erica, and have two beautiful grandchildren Blake and Teegan.

 

Taylor Sobol
Funeral Home Student / Apprentice

Taylor J. Sobol, was hired as a student and is currently working towards being a Licensed Apprentice. She is involved in the day to day operations of Hitzeman Funeral Home. Taylor has graduated Magna Cum Laude and was in the top 10 % of her class at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She was a member of Pi Sigma Eta, National Mortuary Honors Fraternity and a recipient of the Restorative Art Award. Taylor grew up in the LaGrange Area and attended Lyons Township High School. She loves spending time with her niece and nephew, her rescue cats and, of course, her boyfriend. She is an avid reader, enjoys going to the movies and museums.

 

Linda Ward

Linda 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.

 

 

 

Todd Hitzeman

Todd N. Hitzeman
Retired President & Owner – Emeritus
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Licensed Insurance Pre-Need Specialist

4th Generation Funeral DirectorTodd and his wife Susan are transitioning into retirement.  Todd was the fourth generation to operate the funeral home.  Todd will serve as a consultant and will assist Hitzeman Funeral Home.  Todd and Sue will continue to be a strong supporter of our community.

 

Susan Hitzeman

Susan “Sue” M. Hitzeman
Retired Office Manager & Owner
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. After working along side her husband Todd, she will be transitioning into retirement along with Todd.  Sue will also serve as a consultant for Hitzeman Funeral Home.