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.

 

Come Join Us!

LaGrange Park Chamber’s Haunted Trolley on Friday, October 25, 2019   From  4:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT.  Children of all ages will be Trick or Treating at the businesses and the Park District in La Grange Park on “Haunted” Trolleys.  Stop by to get your Witches Brew (Hot Chocolate) Spider Eggs (Marshmallows) and Dragon Snot (Whip Cream) optional.
This is a great event for the whole family.

Monsters On Main Street

Trick or treating in the Grand Boulevard & Broadway business districts followed by refreshments, pumpkin and taffy apple giveaways, and a costume contest at the Brookfield Historical Society’s Grossdale Station, 8820 Brookfield Ave. Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 12:00PM to 03:00PM

 

Grief Support Group – “Bingo”

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: https://www.hitzemanfuneral.com/griefsupport/

38th Annual Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

We will be sponsoring a large tree this year signifying the unification between St. Barbara and St. Louise de Marillac being combined.  The new name of the Parish is forthcoming.  The local Ministries for each church will create ornaments and decorate the trees with over 300 handmade ornaments.

They are on display from November 24, 2019 though the end of December.

Holiday Remembrance Event

We will be hosting our annual Holiday Remembrance Event on Saturday December 7, 2019.  From 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

It will be a joyous event with music, stories and a special token of our sincere gratitude.  We will provide Hot Chocolate and once the services are complete feel free to attend the Brookfield Holiday event where we will witnesses the tree lighting and partake in the ringing in of the season.  Who knows…Santa may be there too!

Holidays can be the most difficult time of the year for someone who has experienced the death of a close family member or friend.  Our Holiday Remembrance Event is intended to help those cope with the grief they may face during the holiday season.  It is never too early to sign up!

Future Events!

Understanding Funeral Arrangements

Charles “Chuck” Hitzeman, Licensed Funeral Director & Insurance Broker
Date March 2020   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 March 2020   7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., Lyons Township High School South Campus

Seminars

These Seminars are FREE and informative!

 

What we are up to!

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 https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

 

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 (www.theatrewesternspirngs.com) 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: