The employees at Van Henkelum Family Funeral and Cremation Services are celebrating the company’s brand new 4,000 square feet facility. The funeral home in Alsip has been in business since the 18th century and they have continued to grow steadily throughout the years because of their devotion to the profession and their unique approach to handling important moments.
Palos Heights, Illinois - The employees at Van Henkelum Family Funeral and Cremation Services are celebrating the company’s brand new 4,000 square feet facility. The funeral home Alsip has been in business since the 18th century and they have continued to grow steadily throughout the years because of their devotion to the profession and their unique approach to handling important moments.
The family also maintains funeral home Crestwood services and the surrounding areas which include Palos Park IL, Palos Heights IL, Palos Hills IL, Orland Park and Tinley Park. Residents of Oak Forest also use their services as well as many consumers from out of state who have moved away for decades but come back home to be buried near their family.
Funeral homes are a topic which most consumers would rather not talk about, however, at some point a life must end and the services of a funeral home are needed. When that happens it is better to go with a company that’s been around for a couple of centuries such as the Van Henkelum Family Funeral and Cremation services.
When someone passes away, a doctor or someone else who is accepted by the state or county must make a pronouncement of death. Once that is taken care of a funeral home can move in to take care of the burial details and help the family slowly accept the loss of their family member. The pronouncement of death must come from someone else other than a family member as most state laws prohibit citizens from performing this task.
When the announcement of death is conveyed to the funeral home the employees of the home can pick up the body to begin the burial procedure. The funeral home first offers a wake in which friends and family members are permitted to view the body before it is placed under the ground. Many funeral homes now offer both funerals and cremations which is a plus for people who have a will and know how they want their remains to be handled.
The history of the Van Henkelum Family in Funeral Service began with the compassion and commitment of the Coady-Walsh Family in the late 1890′s. They successfully and respectfully owned and operated Walsh Funeral Home located at 99th and Troop Streets in the southwest side of Chicago through the 1960′s. Maxine Coady Walsh was the last in the family to operate this funeral home. After she suffered a broken hip, she decided to sell the funeral home and retire to Arizona. She passed away in 1988.