Vital decisions in precious little time

Every family and every circumstance are different. Even after serving thousands of families, we learned no two family’s circumstances are exactly alike. What most funeral services have in common is that a host of important decisions must be made in a relatively short period of time. It’s our responsibility to keep track of every detail in regard to the wake and funeral services. We feel privileged to accept that responsibility. We’ll help you move through the entire process with efficiency and great sensitivity. We’ll provide you all of the choices available so you can make decisions based on your desires, your faith, your preferences and your comfort level.

After making these important service decisions, we’ll escort you to our selection room to view the merchandise options. There are a lot of choices ranging from very modest to premium and everything in between. We are there to answer questions and assist you. We’ve provided caskets, vaults, urns, memorial items, etc. Yet, we’ve never “sold” them. 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 difficult decisions in a short period of time. We’re here to help facilitate whatever options make people comfortable.

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Knollcrest Lends A Helping Hand To Veterans

Knollcrest Went Out Of Their Way To Lend A Helping Hand To The Veterans

One might assume every funeral home goes the extra mile for the Veterans who’ve gone the extra mile for us. According to Marine Veteran Larry Olson, that’s not the case. After it was his privilege to take part in a memorial ceremony at Knollcrest to honor a fellow Vet, Mr. Olson stated, “I believe that Knollcrest went out their way to help us, lend a helping hand to the Veterans and they were very respectful. We don’t get that everywhere else”. They should. And here, they always will.

Preplanned Arrangements can be a blessing for your family


As a very active part of many social groups and her church community, Florence Zaagman attends many visitations in Lombard at Knollcrest.  She and her husband are devoted to taking the time to comfort her friends and family–which are, to her, “one in the same”–from all over the western suburbs.  And that’s how the Knollcrest Family has really gotten to know her.  She pops in the office for a quick chat at countless visitations.

While we would say that Florence’s upbeat attitude is one of her most lovable qualities, she describes herself as a realist.  “You never really know when the Lord will call you home. It’s just smart to be ready,” says Florence. Her father passed away before her mother. In both cases, Florence’s parents opted to pre-plan their visitation and funeral arrangements. That made it easier for Florence and her family. So much easier, that Florence decided to do the same. “You can just connect with Bob and the staff at Knollcrest.” She adds, “It’s one less very important thing to worry about. Bob knows exactly what I want and I know he’ll take care of things for me”. Preplanning can be a comfort to everyone in your family. To discuss preplanned arrangements, (click here).

Pre-Planning a funeral

Why You Should Consider Pre-Planning Your Own Funeral Arrangements

As people file their taxes each April, retired adults, or those nearing retirement, often consider the tax advantages of making a gift to their heirs. And, in that frame of mind, also consider the cost of their future funeral arrangements. Just as monetary gifts give joy to children and heirs, knowledge that parents have taken care of these final expenses give children a sense of relief.
When children think of their parents’ death, grief is often quickly followed by the overwhelming realities of all the decisions that will fall on them, and worse, in such a short amount of time! While none of us like to think about our own mortality, we know that at some point everyone will have to have some kind of arrangements made for them. As with Life Insurance, practicality and love are shown to those we care about when we plan ahead.
At Knollcrest, we safeguard these plans for you and your family. We know that pre-planning isn’t for everyone, but for a growing number of people, it’s a practical and generous gesture.
Pre-arrangement planning at Knollcrest is a complimentary and simple process. We will meet with you to discuss all your options for services and disposition, and help you decide, as precisely as you desire, how your funeral arrangements would proceed. There is no obligation for our consultation, and you may take whatever time you need to consider whether pre-paying your pre-arrangements is the right option for you.