Community Events

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., is Celebrating Our 115 Year Serving the Community.

Throughout the year we will be sponsoring various events, offering giveaways and providing a few surprises along the way.

The Hitzeman Family has been a key supporter of the community for over 100 years. We live, work and raise our families here in the neighborhood. We want our community to be successful and grow.

You will see us at sponsored events such as: little league games, church functions, theatre events, senior fairs, softball games, concerts, chamber events, veteran functions, conducting free seminars, spaghetti dinners, grand openings to walking in parades.

Stop by and say hello, we would like to see you.

 Pre-Planning Seminar – September 18, 2019

Hitzeman Funeral Home
9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield IL 60513

Two Interactive Sessions to choose from:
2 P.M. – 3 :30 P.M. or
7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

You never think about or maybe don’t want to talk about arranging funerals for yourself or a family member. These interactive lectures will help answer any questions that you have and perhaps were afraid to ask. A representative from the Catholic Cemeteries will be here as well as an Estate Attorney from Fornaro Law.
We hope you can join us.

Lite snacks and beverages will be provided.

Upcoming Events

Grief Support Group – “Grief And The Holidays”

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield, IL; is proud to serve our community and to offer a new program.  
We host Grief Support Gatherings the Second Tuesday of Each Month.
Please Join Us

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Hitzeman Funeral Home
9445 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

For more information please visit:


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

If you have not had the opportunity to see the Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., this is your chance to see a replica. This Memorial Wall and Traveling Museum is half the size of the permanent structure. The Moving Wall has been touring the Nation for over 30 years. This year it will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL, from September 26, 2019 thru September 30, 2019. Open to the Public.

Thursday 3:00 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Friday thru Sunday 8 A.M. until 10 P.M.
Monday 8 A.M. until 3 P.M.
Open to Veterans 24 Hours a Day.

Ceremony Times
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 5 P.M.
Friday, September 27th, 12 Noon
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 2 P.M.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 1 P.M.
Monday, September 30, 2019 – 12 Noon


Understanding Funeral Arrangements

Charles “Chuck” Hitzeman, Licensed Funeral Director & Insurance Broker
Date October 9, 2019   7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., Lyons Township High School South Campus

The Benefit of Pre-Planning and Pre-Funding Funerals

Charles “Chuck” Hitzeman, Licensed Funeral Director & Insurance Broker
Date october 16, 2019    7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., Lyons Township High School South Campus


These Seminars are FREE and informative!

Flag Retirement Program

Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services has started a Flag Retirement Program to honor our veterans.
At Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we are collecting those worn, tattered or torn American flags that are no longer suitable for display and are no longer fit to serve the nation.
To honor our veterans, and if a family wishes, we will provide one of the aged retired flags donated to be cremated alongside their veteran.

Within the 1st Month (since Flag Day-6/14/19) we have collected over 400 flags.



Music Under the Stars

We had a beautiful night of retro music with the Fenderskirts Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  We were delighted to so-sponsor the event.  To add to the nostalgia we handed out over 200 Push-up IceCream Sherbert pops.  It was so nice to hear our young at heart say “Wow, I haven’t had this since I was a kid”.   Some of the toddlers however looked at it and said”How does it work?” ahh, memories.


To see some of the pictures from past year concerts please click on the Link below.

Music Under the Stars 2015 – West Suburban Symphony

Music Under the Stars 2014 – Lisa Rene Band

Music Under the Stars 2013 – Denny Diamond




Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride

The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride road past Hitzeman Funeral Home on 31st Street, braving the elements, on their way to a celebration in their honor at the Brookfield Zoo on June 20th. Veterans, friends and family rode 16.2-miles, the first of a three-day cycling experience encouraging those veterans to show how strong they really are. This event occurred not only around the Chicagoland but throughout the country. “As they rode past us, they thanked us,” Chuck said, “we were trying to thank them.” To support the Wounded Warrior Project please visit their site at


Little League & Girls Softball

Hitzeman Funeral Home was proud to sponsor both the Brookfield,  LaGrange Park and LaGrange Little League and Girls Softball again this year.    We have been fortunate to sponsor some of these events to make sure the children have a fun, work as a team as well as giving us all something to cheer for.  A great season and a job well done by all the players and coaches.  It is true when they say, you can’t beat fun at the ballpark.

Go teams!

Congratulations to the LaGrange Park Little League Champs!
The Diamondbacks (minors) had a stellar season, and pulled though to 1st place for the Tournament of Champions, beating the Pirates 3-1.
Way to go Joe!




Shout out to the Girls LaGrange Softball League as well…the Yellow White Sox Majors Softball Team came in 2nd place at the championship. Rachel got the MVP medal during the 1st round of play-offs.






Theatre Night

The Hitzeman Family was proud to sponsor our 9th Theatre Night Event at the Theatre of Western Springs ( on March 6,2019. This year’s performance was Ravenscroft,   a who-done-it with a little spookiness in it, with an Inspector Ruffing interrogating and getting all mixed up with the 5 women of the Ravenscroft mansion. By Don Nigro

To see information and photos of the last Nine Theatre events please visit: