COVID-19 Mask Policy



As of February 28, 2022 the State, County and Local Communities have lifted the vaccination and masking requirements.  Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services is now a mask optional business.  The Hitzeman Family and Staff have been diligently working throughout the entire pandemic.  We have taken all proactive measures possible to prevent the spread of any illnesses, since the beginning of the pandemic. We have adhered to the mandated guidelines set forth by the direction of the CDC, State & Local Government, Medical Examiner/Coroner and all Funeral Director Association protocols. While most of our staff and family have experienced the virus and its’ side effects firsthand, we still have respect for the severity which it can cause. 

We are making the decision to be “Mask Optional.”  We will continue to be cognitive of families that would still prefer staff and guests to be masked.  At the request of any family served for their guests to be masks, we will provide notice and signage of the families’ wishes to their guests.  We can request that guests wear masks but unfortunately cannot legally mandate unless the requesting family wishes to enforce legally.  We do not provide masks to guests due to personal preferences of protection.  We hope the guests of the families we serve will be respectful and honor the families’ wishes.  We will still continue to offer live streamed services at the request of the family for those that can not attend in person for any reason.  

We will also be reinstating our catering offerings of cheese, fruit, veggie, sandwiches, and desserts trays. Our Celebration Packages, which consist of adult beverages and catering, will be available to families that choose these services. 

We understand this is a time of transition.  The Hitzeman Family and Staff would like everyone to be comfortable and we encourage anyone to reach out for clarification or with any questions. 

We are actively monitoring the fluid changes with the COVID-19 protocols and mandates and will comply with future changes.

As always, we will continue to maintain our high standards of service and maintaining a clean facility.

We ask everyone to still be vigilant and cognitive.  In trying to keep everyone safe; please continue the common practices of:

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Kindly stay home, if you are sick.

We are here for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call (708) 485-2000.  A family member or staff will personally answer your call 24 hours a day.

Take care of yourself and check on your loved ones!


The Hitzeman Family & Staff