Veterans Have Earned Extra Care.

When Knollcrest is privileged to serve the families of Veterans, there is some extra care involved. Bob Van Staalduinen and the Knollcrest Family believe deeply that the sacrifices made by the young men and women who serve our country and place their lives on the line for the rest of us deserve some extra care. Veterans are entitled to a number of earned benefits from their service, and at Knollcrest, we see it as our responsibility to ensure every one of those benefits are made aware to Veterans and their families, and that we will carry out that responsibility in seeing they receive them.

Veterans are entitled to burial benefits at a National Cemetery. We have been blessed with Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in nearby Elwood, Illinois. where all burial expenses are free of charge for a Veteran and their spouse (and dependent children). They are also provided with a headstone marker, an American Flag and Military honors at their funeral, whether at a National Cemetery or other cemetery. A member of the Armed Services will attend and play “Taps” and present the American Flag to the family with the thanks of the President of the United States and a Grateful Nation.

Many Veterans are not aware of these benefits. We believe that the men and women who have worn or wear our nation’s uniform deserve all the extra care we can give them as a measure of sincerely thanking them for their service. It’s our honor to serve them.

For a full explanation and consultation on Veteran’s benefits or any funeral services, contact us at 630-932- 1500or  knollcrest@knollcrest.net

For any questions about services; at need, pre-planning, memorial services or cremation, please contact us at 630-932-1500 or http://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.net

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Our Family Serving Yours at Knollcrest for Nearly 3 Decades

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly three decades since we decided to put everything we had into to creating Knollcrest Funeral Home”. Those are the words of Bob Van Staalduinen describing the very big step he and his wife Elaine took nearly 30 years ago. So, with their young children they moved into their home above the funeral home and began serving the communities of Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Downers Grove and beyond. Families within many faith communities come from near and far to celebrate the lives of their loved ones with the Knollcrest Family.

In those early years, Josh Van Staalduinen remembers his father moving furniture and preparing for families to make Knollcrest their home as they welcomed their families and friends to pay respect and honor to a beloved family member who passed. Now, Josh, Holly and other family members are very much a part of those preparations for families extending the same effort to make every family who chooses Knollcrest feel at home when they’re sending their loved one home. We’ve added and redecorated a lot over three decades, but the feeling of “home” is something that never changes. Nor has the feeling that we are privileged to serve our communities that have grown as quickly as our family has. We’re honored to be here for you.

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Our professionals are 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. Call630-932-1500 or visit us at http://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.net.

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At Knollcrest, Children are welcome. In fact, they’re a big help.

Something we’ve learned over the years is that children grieve the loss of loved ones in their own way. We’ve also learned how important it is for them to experience how to process loss. In our strong desire to protect our children, we may inadvertently shelter them from something they truly need to comprehend.

Children do understand that a person they loved deeply may no longer be present and a part of their daily lives. They feel that loss immediately. They’re also very resilient and want to be part of the comfort process for others they love who have experienced the same loss. According to Becky Schrader, “It’s amazing how profound children are and how sensitive they are to the adults that they can see, hear and feel are experiencing sadness. Even the littlest children are sensitive to the grief of the people they love around them”. And they react. Just as one might expect. They can assure a family that things will be OK. They reteach the lessons they’ve been taught.

Becky has some advice. “While it may be uncomfortable to discuss death with children, it is important to understand that they are grieving too. Try to answer any questions accurately and honestly, at a level you believe they can understand. And don’t be afraid to simply say “I don’t know”. Try to listen and be empathetic without taking over their feelings, and be available for support as they express fears.

Knollcrest is a family funeral home. Bob and Elaine raised their children here, and we continue this tradition as a staff by sharing lunch together nearly every day. Our family dining and coffee area was designed with children in mind. We encourage families to bring items that make their children feel more comfortable. We have coloring books, crayons, games, toys, DVDs, and other child-friendly items to help occupy our little guests when they feel a need to shift their attention during the course of a service. Their presence is important; we want them to feel that they have a place here.

And if someone spills…So what.

Our professionals are 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 athttp://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.net.

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