Family-Owned Funeral Home

Welcome to Hitzeman Funeral Home, known as the most trusted family-owned funeral home in Brookfield, IL, that offers compassion, professionalism, and a personal touch to each of our clients. We take an active interest in the burial or cremation service you choose for your loved one.  It is our mission to seamlessly integrate every aspect you desire into the funeral experience you expect and deserve.  As fifth-generation owners of Hitzeman Funeral Home that’s been serving the community for more than a century, it is our goal to uphold and continue the tradition of our reputable family business.

It is an honor for our family to serve yours in your time of need. For more than ten decades our focus has been to provide high-quality service to our families and friends.  We are well aware that our success depends on how we build relationships with our clients.  With a great deal of attention to detail, we aim to satisfy and exceed all of your needs and expectations.  Our Funeral Home is beautifully appointed, comfortable and technologically up to date.

We stay on top of the current trends that are introduced in the industry.  We make sure we offer our knowledge and expertise to help a family when it comes to their wishes.  We offer Green Burial options for those individuals that are looking for an environmental alternative for burial.

Serving You and Your Family

We have found that more families wish to commemorate their loved one’s life.  We are one of the few funeral homes in Illinois to offer a Celebration Package.  This package includes adult beverages along with catering and a few special touches along the way.

No matter what service you are looking for, we are here when you need us, if you need to make arrangements now, are ready to make funeral arrangements in advance for yourself or a loved one, or to answer any questions that you may have.

The Hitzeman family and staff are here to serve you, day or night; we answer our own phones so you will always speak with a family member or staff.  You will find that we will never treat you as a number, we do not have any hidden fees or agendas, and we will not compromise our service levels.  We are here for our families every step of the way.  We believe that is the only way to do business.

You can enjoy peace of mind when you have considered all your options with our licensed funeral directors. Rely on us to guide you through your funeral pre-planning in Westchester, IL, as well as in Brookfield, La Grange, Westchester, La Grange Park, Berwyn, Riverside, North Riverside, Lyons, Countryside, Indian Head Park, Western Springs, Hinsdale, and Oak Brook.

You are invited to come in to see our beautiful facility and meet our family and welcoming staff.

Todd and Sue know and appreciate the importance of keeping the tradition of having Hitzeman Funeral Home within the family; and Chuck is the right man for the job.

You will still see Todd and Sue around town at community and church events, but will only be helping at the funeral home when needed. They plan to take advantage of their time off to spend time with their grandkids. Chuck and Danielle’s children are Rachel (11) and Joe (8). Kristine and Matt’s children are Nathan and Michael (10) and Colin (7). Laura and Nick’s children are Nick (9), Natalie (7), and Tyler (4). Eight grandchildren under 12 will certainly keep them busy. They also plan to use their new-found freedom to travel a bit. They certainly deserve some time to rest and relax!

In September, Chuck officially took over as Owner and President of Hitzeman Funeral Home. Chuck has been a licensed funeral director for 14 years and holds licenses in multiple states. He will bring more to the family business with the experience he has gained along the way. He stays current on trends and traditions within the funeral industry and knows he is prepared and well-equipped to help any family that needs our services.

Chuck is excited for his new positions as Owner and President at Hitzeman Funeral Home; as he knows it is what he was meant to do. He will continue to be a part of the community whether it is with his son’s Cub Scout Pack, being a member of St. Louise de Marillac Church, the Brookfield-La Grange Park Lion’s Club, the Brookfield Chamber, and the La Grange Park Chamber. While his wife, Danielle, is part Owner and an Assistant, she will not typically be on-site as she is continuing her path as an educator with our young leaders of tomorrow. You will see her around town at community events and you may hear her on the other end of the phone as she will be helping families answer questions. Both Chuck and Danielle are devoted to their children Rachel and Joe, who attend school in La Grange Park. Rachel is a 5th grader who loves school and her favorite subject is Math. She is involved with Band playing the clarinet, being a Junior Girl Scout, taking piano lessons, and playing fastpitch softball. Joe is a 3rd grader who tries hard in school and enjoys running around in PE. He is involved in being a Bear in Cub Scouts, taking piano lessons, and playing baseball. As a family, they enjoy getting away to go for bike rides and camping. They treasure making family memories whenever and wherever they can.

For over a century, we, the Hitzeman family, have owned and operated Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., located in Brookfield.

For five  generations, we have been serving the residents of Chicago, Brookfield, LaGrange Park, LaGrange, North Riverside, Riverside, Indian Head Park, Lyons, Countryside, Westchester, and the remaining western Suburbs with care, compassion, and consideration. Since 1904, the Hitzeman name is known throughout the Western Suburbs not only for our reputation of dignified service to people in grieving times, but also for our community involvement and dedication to others.

Our longevity and success is a testament to the faith and trust our patrons have bestowed upon us through the years.

Hitzeman Family

Hitzeman Family

The Hitzeman Funeral Home is an all inclusive funeral home assisting with traditional funerals, cremations, luncheon scheduling, all aspects of veterans services, completing benefits, and out-of-state arrangements. Whether simple or intricate, we are able to offer options that are tailored to your needs and wishes.

We, the Hitzeman family and staff, are available to assist the grieving family in their time of need. We are here to serve members of the community at any time of day or night with personal attention to all of your needs. We do not rely on an answering service or a third party. The staff at Hitzeman Funeral Home graciously accommodates appointments after normal business hours and on weekends; we will always be present for you.

From the time we receive your loved one, they stay in our care at our facility. We, the Hitzeman family and our staff, are a close professional group that can attend to all of your needs, whether symbolizing the beliefs of a culture, its honor, its hopes, its ideals, and its spiritual concepts to a special farewell.

We pride ourselves on maintaining family relationships throughout our 114 years of service and we look forward to many more years of serving our community. While Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., is large enough to take care of all of your needs, we are small enough to make sure that you will not get lost in a large corporate shuffle. The Hitzeman’s are here to serve you. Whether it is for services needed now or in the future, questions on preplanning, prefunding funeral insurance policies, or just to see our beautiful renovated facilities, feel free to make an appointment to discuss anything you have questions about or just to meet us. For more information please feel free to contact us by calling 708-485-2000.


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