Visit Our New “Subscribe” Feature

When we developed our blog and short video series, we did so with the idea that people who might be encountering a difficult decision might find it easier to get a glimpse into how Knollcrest Funeral Home fulfills our ministry within our community. For many people, opening the front door to ask those questions and receive the answers to their questions is a very difficult step. While our service extends to the greater DuPage County area, our surrounding communities of Lombard, Villa Park, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace and Oak Brook are more familiar with us.

Fewer people are using the large metropolitan newspapers for Death Notices than before. We have added a feature to our website where you can SUBSCRIBE now. This way, our Obituaries and Notices which appear on our homepage will be easily accessible to you and help you receive notice of the passing of friends or members of your community who you may not have regular contact with. We often hear from people that they regret not having paid their respects only because they were unaware that a person had passed away. We think our SUBSCRIBE feature can help prevent this from occurring. Since it is featured on our website, it is accessible no matter where you are. If you happen to be out of town, you can still pay your respects in some manner in absentia with a phone call, a note, Mass card, flowers, etc.

The Knollcrest Family understands how rapidly things change. Getting the word out is easier and more complicated at the same time nowadays. Using our website and its SUBSCRIBE feature is something we’ve developed to help serve our community. Please take advantage of it and any of the other services we can provide; be it a Pre-Planning Consultation or a Funeral Services Consultation, both available complimentary from the Knollcrest Family.



Pre-Need funeral planning

Pre-need funeral planning can ease the burden of loved ones.

What is Pre-Need Planning? More and more people are choosing to personally make their own pre-planning funeral arrangements. Feeling that this may ease the burden on loved ones, or ensure that their wishes are carried out, pre-need arrangements are becoming more and more common. Financial Planners are suggesting to their clients that pre-arranging a wake and funeral are an important part of investment portfolios.

Sometimes pre-need funeral planning occurs with the passing of a spouse and the remaining spouse wishes to complete their own arrangements in the same period of time. Other times, a person with a smaller family or fewer relatives may feel the need to pre-plan for themselves. Whatever the circumstances, Knollcrest Funeral Home is there to assist and counsel you on funeral services on a pre-need basis.

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” ― Mitch Albom

Approaching a Difficult Subject

Not everyone is comfortable with telling their children how they feel about death or dying, or what to do when the inevitable happens. Pre-need services can include family members as part of the discussion. We provide the opportunity you need to start having these difficult discussions with your family.

If you’ve ever had to make funeral arrangements in the midst of loss, you know that the emotional and financial toll it takes can be difficult. You may find that lifting this burden from your family by making your own funeral arrangements is as loving as it is practical.  It will give them the gift of knowing the best ways to honor your memory and allow them the space to grieve without having to make so many decisions.

Free Consultation Services

If you would like to take advantage of our consultation services with your family, Knollcrest Funeral Home in Lombard, Illinois will be honored to meet with you and your loved ones to present all of the options to you and answer each and every question you might have about this service. Offering your families choices is what makes our family-owned-and-operated funeral home more unique in today’s fast paced environment. If you want to make these choices together, the Knollcrest family will guide you through the entire process and ensure that your plans are carried out in the loving way you made them.

Have a question? Ask us in our comments section below.

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Our family welcomes your family whenever you need us.

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. “–Helen Keller 

While there is nothing more certain than any person’s mortality, discussing it is something that is very difficult for most people to do.

Our Family Helps Yours.

At Knollcrest Funeral Home in Lombard, we understand how difficult this can be because we discuss this very thing every day. We are a full service, family-owned-and-operated funeral home, and have been since Bob & Elaine Van Staalduinen first opened Knollcrest’s doors in 1989. It used to be that every funeral home was family owned and operated. Today, that’s less likely, as more and more funeral homes and cemeteries are becoming corporate entities.

When we take your loved one into our care, we understand this is a trust. Whether we’ve known your family for years, or have yet to meet you, we understand that we are caring for you, family to family.   We are your neighbors, fellow church members, and friends. We mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of all of the people we have the privilege of serving.

Easing Your Burden.

Death can be expected or sudden, a relief or a tragedy.  Either way, there is no way to “prepare” for death.  We cannot ease the loss of your loved one, but we can assure you that we can compassionately and professionally make all of the funeral arrangements. In the midst of often overwhelming grief, families must make a myriad of important decisions and preparations. Many families describe this time as being in a fog.  It’s our hope to be your guide through this fog, and that when you look back on the journey; our support will have exceeded your expectations, eased your burden, and brought you to a safe place.  Nothing is more important to us than to hear someone say that the funeral services we held to honor their loved one were more than a series of events, but rather, an experience that provided everything that they needed to reflect on their love and share their grief and loss with others.

We do this every day, for every family who puts their trust in us, yet we will never lose sight of how unique your loved one is to you. We are used to working with very short notice. We know exactly what to do. We’ll be with you the entire time, asking the right questions and answering yours. That’s really what we are here to do:  take care of everything.

Our Promise…

Our family welcomes your family whenever you need us. If that means a consultation on pre-need funeral services, we’re here. We offer many options for pre-planning services from which you can choose to take advantage. If it means contacting us at any time of day or night with the loss of your loved one, we’re ready to help you. We promise you that we will provide the right answers, the right environment, and the compassionate service you need.

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