Our Role as a Ministry and Inviting You into Our Home

“When my wife and I put everything we had into building this home, we did so knowing we wanted it to be a home for the families we served”. Those are the reflections of Knollcrest Funeral Home Founder and Director Bob Van Staalduinen when describing the mission he and his wife Elaine embarked upon nearly 30 years ago. In fact, the first family to live at the funeral home were Bob and Elaine’s. Ever since, parents, children or some portion of their family have lived there. So, this isn’t a building to the Knollcrest Family; it’s home. It’s a place full of love and compassion and very well suited to help other families who are grieving and celebrating the lives of people they loved dearly.

The entire staff at Knollcrest (we refer to our staff as our family!) is dedicated to assisting families in need, ministering to them at the very difficult time of loss. Every detail, large or small, is our priority. Our mission is to provide an environment where a family’s only concern is receiving their family, friends and guests and celebrating the life of their loved one and providing comfort to one another at a time of loss. We’ll handle all the details and have our home ready to serve as your home.

We also specialize in Pre-planning and Pre-need services with a complimentary consultation with no obligation.

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 at http://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.net.

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Selecting Merchandise can be overwhelming. It’s an opportunity to offer comfort.

An inevitable part of planning a funeral is selecting merchandise; caskets, vaults, urns, etc. This can be an overwhelming experience for a family who has just experienced a very profound loss. Because so many decisions must be made in a relatively short period of time, at Knollcrest Funeral Home we place a great emphasis on being especially sensitive and intuitive to families to offer whatever time and compassion they require before making very difficult decisions. “Mostly it’s about being there and ensuring that families understand all of the options they have. We’re here to provide information and understanding; not to sell any particular merchandise”, says Bob Van Staalduinen. What a family decides upon is entirely based upon their wishes and their comfort level.

Our families choose what is most suitable for their needs and their circumstances. Honoring a loved one starts with honoring the family members who are tasked with making these very difficult decisions in a short period of time. We’re here to help and honor those wishes and selections.

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

To Connect with Knollcrest Funeral Home: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knollcrest-Funeral-Home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/knollfuneral

Blog: http://knollcrestfuneral.wordpress

Website:  http://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.net

The Sacrifice that Veterans Make Matter to us.

 “The sacrifice that our young men and women make placing their lives on the line matters to us, and we’ll ensure that all of the benefits that they’ve earned and are entitled to will be carried out and they receive them” states Bob Van Staalduinen owner and funeral director of Knollcrest Funeral Home.

 Veterans are entitled to 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 on behalf of the President of the United States and the thanks of a grateful nation. Our region is now blessed with the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery nearby, where all burial expenses are free of charge for a Veteran, a spouse and dependent children.

Many veterans are still unaware of the benefits available to them in grateful recognition for their service. When it comes to the men and women who wore this nation’s uniform, we’re committed to take the extra time, effort and care to provide everything they’ve earned. In fact, it’s our honor to do so.  For a full explanation and consultation on Veteran’s benefits or any funeral services, contact us at 630-932-1500 or knollcrest@knollcrest.com

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

To Connect with Knollcrest Funeral Home: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knollcrest-Funeral-Home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/knollfuneral

Blog: http://knollcrestfuneral.wordpress

Website:  http://www.knollcrest.net

Why we do what we do.

We receive a lot of letters telling us that we made things easier for someone. It’s not because of the “Thank you letters” that we do what we do, but it’s a great reminder of what a privilege it is to be so trusted by families. It’s also a reminder of just how important this responsibility is in the lives of people. There are few vocations out there where people feel compelled to hand write a letter of thanks. These are very dear to us. We read them. Over and over we read them. They certainly testify to the service we’ve provided and we’re very proud of that. They also testify to the “goodness” of the people we serve. That means everything to us. We Thank all of You!

If we can assist you with your arrangements at need or for Pre-Planning, call us at 630-932-1500 or visit us http://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.com/

Reach out to Knollcrest:

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Many Expenses are Hard to Prepare For

Today, financial planning has become an important part of life for families. Whether it’s college, weddings, new cars, a more suitable home for a growing family, we anticipate these expenses as part of life. One expense we will all be faced with at the end of our lives is funeral expenses. Financial planners have begun to factor this in to the formula of expenses. Not everything happens in the order of life we expect. At Knollcrest, we commit to do our best to help sort through all of 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 for our costs. We’ll help you make affordable choices while ensuring a dignified service. We’re there to provide comfort any way that we can when you’ve lost a loved one. We’ll work hard to make sure the financial concerns are dealt with while you celebrate the life of your loved one.

To Connect with Knollcrest Funeral Home: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knollcrest-Funeral-Home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/knollfuneral

Blog: http://knollcrestfuneral.wordpress

Website:  http://www.knollcrestfuneralhome.com/

 

Our Service Really Never Ends to Families We Serve

While the “services” of a loved one may conclude at the end of a funeral service, cemetery, or memorial, the “service” Knollcrest provides continues thereafter. Many circumstances come up after the funeral, sometimes long after the funeral where we can help. We offer grieving resources and materials. We continue to follow through on any insurance, veterans or medical forms that might require completion. We act as a liaison to cemeteries for headstones and monuments. We will help plan special remembrances, funeral banquets and help with any loose ends that may still need addressing. In short, we’re there for whatever you might need. While many families have little experience with funerals or the immediate needs that come up after the services, this is our vocation and we’re here for you no matter how long afterwards you need us. Recently, a family needed a death certificate in order to complete a real estate transaction. They needed it within an hour. We only needed a few minutes. Before, during and after, Knollcrest is there for you.

The Knollcrest Family Funeral Home

 

“It’s my family caring for your family,” Joshua shares. When one spends his formative years living above a funeral home, this statement is more than just words.  This is a way of life.  “That’s what gets me out of the bed in the morning, or any other time of day that becomes necessary”.

When their parents built Knollcrest, Joshua and his sister Holly learned by watching their father what it means to maintain the sacred trust given to them by the families they serve.  Now in their 3rd decade, the Van Staalduinen family continues to preserve the legacy begun by Bob and Elaine to honor the families in the Western Suburbs of DuPage County, and beyond.  When children grow up in a building in which home and vocation is combined, they gain an extraordinary perspective of the requirements and an intuitive understanding of the calling of a family funeral director.  They have been able to step into the role of second generation family operation in a way that comes naturally.  “It’s a blessing and a sense of pride to have my children involved” according to Bob.

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