Knollcrest Funeral Home – Pre-Planning can be both practical and loving for your family.

 

Pre-Planning can be both practical and loving for your family.
We know Florence Zaagman as “Flo”. We love Flo and we see her often. Flo is very involved in her faith community and has been a resident of Elmhurst for a long, long time. She’s a wonderful neighbor and as a result of that and her very infectious, bubbly personality, Flo has a lot of friends. A lot!
As a result, Flo is a very regular “comforter” at Knollcrest. She’s kind and compassionate and ready to be there for anyone who experiences a loss. For Flo, that means “being called home.” It’s something she’s not anxious to do of course, but she’s not afraid of it and she wants her arrangements to be what she really wants. Her mom and dad have been called home, and in each case, their arrangements were Pre-planned. That enabled Flo and her sister to spend their time and energy greeting and hosting the many family, relatives and friends who came to offer her family comfort. The lesson learned was that Flo would pre-plan too, to ease the burden on her family and ensure that what she really wanted is what would really happen. As she says it, “it just offers me a sense of peace that this is all taken care of” Bob at Knollcrest has everything written down for Flo, and that’s just how she wants it.
If you’re interested in discussing Pre-Planning, or anything related to our services, you can speak to Bob or any of our professional funeral directors and professional staff at Knollcrest Funeral Home  Call us at 630-932-1500 or visit us:  https://www.knollcrest.net/

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PLANNING IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT DEALING WITH FUNERAL EXPENSES

It’s not easy to think about one of the expenses every one of us is certain to encounter. We are far more prepared to cope with the planning for mortgages or rent, education expenses, transportation, appliances, weddings, even birthday parties, and other celebrations. Maybe because those events all have somewhat of a “date-certain”, they seem less daunting or easier.

Even Financial Planners have steadily added the item of funeral arrangements and expenses to financial planning portfolios. While this expense is higher than many planned events and lower than others, it is an expense that in one way or another that will arise for each of us. This particular expense does not have a particular time connected to it in most cases.

As professionals at Knollcrest, we understand that this is a very important part of the arrangements themselves. Our ministry means at its very core that “we are here to help you in every possible way that we can.” We will help sort through all the expenses and resources to make this time easier for families who are facing the loss of a loved one. We’ll help process all of the life insurance forms, veteran’s forms and other paperwork that seems so daunting during the planning of services. We’ll wait until the insurance issues are resolved to receive our costs. We’ll assist you in making affordable choices while maintaining dignity in the process. We’re there to provide comfort any way that we can when you’ve lost a loved one. Families have enough to cope with saying farewell to a loved one. We’ll help in every way we can to cope with the financial burden.

If you have any questions or need any assistance at-need, or you’re considering pre-planning, please contact us. There is no obligation in either instance. We’re here to help no matter what time of day or night you need us. Contact us at 630.932.1500 or email us at knollcrest@knollcrest.net

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Knollcrest – When you call, we’re here.

When you enter the vocation of being a funeral director, you know from the very beginning that families can encounter the loss of a loved one at any time of day. Bob Van Staalduinen tells each and every person who enters that vocation, “This is a ministry.” Because it is. Your call may come at 3 am or 3 pm. In either case, or any other hour of any day of the year, our obligation begins with that contact. We are always ready and always prepared to help you. A professional member of our staff, our family, will answer that call, not a service.  And we’ll be there. Usually within the hour.

Knollcrest is a Family owned and operated Funeral Home. We understand you need comfort, compassion, and competence when you lose a loved one. We understand that this is among the most difficult circumstances a family faces. We understand that guiding you through the difficult times is what our ministry is all about. Every detail is ours to complete so you can comfort one another, greet family and friends, and celebrate the life of your loved one. So, should you need us, we’re here.

If you have any questions or need any assistance at-need, or you’re considering pre-planning, please contact us. There is no obligation in either instance. We’re here to help no matter what time of day or night you need us. Contact us at 630.932.1500 or email us at knollcrest@knollcrest.net

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VETERANS DESERVE EXTRA CARE

WE HAVE A DEEP-ROOTED LOVE FOR OUR VETERANS AND THE SACRIFICES THEY’VE MADE AND CONTINUE TO MAKE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OF US”.  WE’LL ENSURE THAT ALL OF THE BENEFITS THAT THEY’VE EARNED AND ARE ENTITLED TO WILL BE CARRIED OUT AND THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE THEM” STATES BOB VAN STAALDUINEN OWNER AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR OF KNOLLCREST FUNERAL HOME.

Among those benefits Veterans are entitled to are; an American Flag, a headstone from the Veteran’s Administration, and a member of the Armed Services present to play “Taps” and present the American Flag to the family. Burial expenses are free of charge to Veteran’s, their spouse and dependent children at a National Cemetery, and we are blessed with the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery nearby. Veterans and their families are often not aware of the earned benefits available to them in recognition for their service.

A Veteran is a special person who has earned extra time, effort and care when it comes time to honor their life, their service and their sacrifice. We recognize that here at Knollcrest. We always have and we always will. It’s our honor to serve Veterans and their families.  For a full explanation and consultation on Veteran’s benefits or any funeral services, contact us at 630-932-1500 or knollcrest@knollcrest.com

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Funeral Arrangements – No matter what time you need us, we’ll be there

A loved one’s passing can come at any time of the day or night. We knew when we chose this special ministry that whether a family calls at 3 pm or 3 am, that family is experiencing grief and in need of our best efforts to provide comfort and service. Healing is still a ways off at such a critical moment, but being there quickly and attending to a family’s needs is the best way to begin a process that allows them to concentrate only on the love they share, and a life to be celebrated. The details, logistics, legalities and everything else is our responsibility. Knollcrest is there to provide comfort and relief.

When our phone rings, we answer it ourselves. We ascertain the information we need to prioritize and provide the service a family needs and requires right away. We understand from the beginning that a difficult loss is an impetus for beginning the arrangements to fully take care of your loved one, and your family. We will do so with compassion, respect, and efficiency. We know precisely what you are feeling, and we know precisely what to do to guide you through this most difficult time.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with us about Pre-Planning or At-need services, please contact us at 630.932.1500, or email us at knollcrest@knollcrest.net

We’re here for you at every hour of the day.

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Knollcrest Funeral Home – Funeral Aftercare, Staying in Touch

It’s not at all uncommon for some very important services to be needed after the funeral arrangements are complete. Sometimes even long after.

Any number of issues may continue to arise with estates, property, insurance, benefits, etc. where we can help and we’re very pleased to offer our assistance. We’ve taken good care of your loved one, but we see our service and ministry to include offering continuing care and help to the families of those loved ones too! So, days, weeks, months or even years later when an urgent request for a death certificate comes to us for a legal purpose in transferring real estate, assets, or a long-forgotten account somewhere that no one knew about until being notified, we will assist in every way we can.

From the time we’ve served you, our families are connected from that day forward.

The Knollcrest Family is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any services you may need or questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us for at-need or pre-planning services. Call 630-932-1500 or visit us at http://www.knollcrest.net/.

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Our Service is a Ministry First

Families come to us during the most difficult moments of their lives. What they need most is not a business, to take care of business, but a ministry to take care of people; people who have experienced a great loss. A family understands the needs of a family. And that is what we are here to do. Help loved ones work through the grief and celebrate the life of a person they love and miss at the same time.

This building is our home. For the Knollcrest Family, we raised children here. Our parents and children’s grandparents lived here. Members of our family continue to live here. We feel deeply that sharing our home is the very first extension of our ministry and our hospitality which you may share with your family and friends who come here to comfort you and celebrate a life alongside you. So, it’s not just a building, it’s home for us and for you when you need it; a miraculous and special gathering space.

A lot of families make up our staff here to assist families and provide the most important ministry and mission we can provide. We comfort one another and meet the important needs that arise quickly. We’ll see to all the details, little ones, big ones, they’re all important. We’re here to accommodate the wishes of families and their customs and traditions. We’ll ensure this environment is the most comfortable and hospitable place you need it to be. Because our home is your home.

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The Knollcrest Family is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any services you may need or questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us for at-need or pre-planning services. Call 630-932-1500 or visit us at www.knollcrest.net.

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