Parting Stones – Solidified Remains

A Clean Alternative to Cremated Remains. Solidified remains are a complete alternative to cremated remains that allow you to live comfortably with your departed. The solidification process compresses conventional cremated remains into a beautiful collection of 40-60 “stones” that you can hold, share, scatter, and travel with.  The appearance of each collection of solidified remains […]


The Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic has impacted so many families across the nation. FEMA, (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has assisted people before, during and after natural disasters. Due to the pandemic, this organization is offering to ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental […]

Notary, Fax, & Copy

Need a Notary, Fax, or Quick Copy? Ongoing services we have provided to the community include notarizing, faxing, and quick copying. Of course these services are free of charge. We would love the opportunity to help out our neighbors! Notary—We have several staff members who are notary publics. Our notary publics will witness the signing […]

State Laws for Cremation Ashes

    While statures and guidelines may not be widely known and not often observed, there are state laws concerning cremation ashes (cremains). For example, Illinois law states you may store cremation ashes in a grave, crypt, or niche.  The law also says that if you want to scatter cremains, it must be done in […]

What Are Pre-Planning Funeral Services?

Pre-planning your funeral or the funeral of your loved one is tantamount to planning for college, a wedding, or retirement.  Funerals encompass another life cycle event that everyone has to consider at one time or another.  Pre-planning a funeral is one guarantee that the deceased’s wishes will be carried out as requested.  You or your […]

The Benefits of Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements

There are a number of benefits to taking care of making your funeral arrangements while you are capable of making your needs and wants known.  When you take charge of planning your own funeral or memorial service, your wishes will be expressed, and your family won’t be left to guess.  A pre-planned funeral offers you […]

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to our blog.  Here we will cover many aspects of funeral services—from pre-planning to power of attorney forms to submitting an obituary for our clients.  There are so many details to planning and holding the service you want for your loved one. When you work with our staff you are working with a fifth-generation […]

West Suburban Concert Band

The Hitzeman Family is excited to be sponsoring a night of music and ice cream in La Grange Park on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. We would like to invite you as well as your family and friends to attend this free concert, to come out and listen to the West Suburban Concert Band play patriotic […]

Family (Business) Portraits: Crain’s Chicago Business

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield Author: Samantha Stainburn Charles T. “Chuck” Hitzeman, 25, great-great-grandson of the 100-year-old company’s founder, joined the family business as a funeral director two years ago. He plans to take over when the current owner and president – his father, Todd Hitzeman, 49 – retires. Nationally, only 10% of family businesses remain […]