Obituaries

Edith Nicholson
B: 1941-11-30
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Nicholson, Edith
Marion Tait
B: 1920-10-21
D: 2017-12-04
View Details
Tait, Marion
George Wasson
B: 1934-06-26
D: 2017-12-02
View Details
Wasson, George
Linda Tvaroha
D: 2017-11-25
View Details
Tvaroha, Linda
Marilyn Kurina
B: 1933-07-13
D: 2017-11-21
View Details
Kurina, Marilyn
Nancy Wright
B: 1943-06-16
D: 2017-11-20
View Details
Wright, Nancy
Harold Robertson
B: 2017-11-26
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Robertson, Harold
Shirley Meyers
B: 1926-02-15
D: 2017-11-12
View Details
Meyers, Shirley
Bert Davis
B: 1943-09-02
D: 2017-11-11
View Details
Davis, Bert
Georgine Waitkoff`
B: 1951-11-22
D: 2017-11-06
View Details
Waitkoff`, Georgine
Barbara Watson
B: 1937-08-09
D: 2017-11-04
View Details
Watson, Barbara
Sarah Costa
B: 1918-10-13
D: 2017-11-03
View Details
Costa, Sarah
June Nicholson
B: 1933-01-17
D: 2017-11-01
View Details
Nicholson, June
Sharon Ramirez
B: 1946-08-28
D: 2017-10-26
View Details
Ramirez, Sharon
Ernest Morris
B: 1926-11-24
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
Morris, Ernest
Amber Fabela
B: 1983-03-25
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Fabela, Amber
Marilyn Eaton
B: 1935-11-09
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Eaton, Marilyn
Carlene Goldbach
B: 1933-04-18
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Goldbach, Carlene
Janet Butler
B: 1938-02-15
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Butler, Janet
Joyce Miner
B: 1944-05-07
D: 2017-09-30
View Details
Miner, Joyce
Norman Lloyd
B: 1946-08-24
D: 2017-09-24
View Details
Lloyd, Norman

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: 815-725-0100
Fax: 815-725-0306

Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at 815-725-0100 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.