Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home – Roots & Wings

Jean Tiedemann Dawson created a tapestry piece still framed in the lounge of the Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home that states, “There are only two lasting things we can give our children….one is roots, the other wings”.

Clyde and Jean Dawson, now retired, have entrusted the family legacy to Stephen and Tammi Dawson. Stephen often refers to his mom’s crewel work in the upper lounge.

When families are fearful and confused, Stephen reminds them their family dynamic will sustain a loss, even profound loss, and they will stay together by committing themselves to one another. By remembering they have strong and enduring roots, and wings that enable them to be free. It doesn’t mean those first flights won’t be troublesome. The determination to use what our parents and loved ones gave us is what will inspire us to keep spreading those wings and keep trying until our flight is smoother. At Sax-Tiedemann, families are encouraged to be as much a part of the service as they can be, as much as they’d like to. Customize your “good-bye” to be what comforts you the most. That’s an important mission for the Dawsons.

Funeral Services are very much part of the healing process and serve to bring people closer. That’s something that matters very much to the person whose life is being celebrated.

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Funeral Services Supported by Local Faith Prayer Ministries

 

 

“I feel good in my heart being part of the Bereavement Ministry”

Those are the words of Jean Wesolowski who is a bereavement minister at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Schiller Park and a frequent visitor to Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home. The church community is always there among friends and families to assist in any way they can; to grieve with them and provide grief support. The ministries of all the parishes and congregations surrounding and served by Sax-Tiedemann are welcomed to be a part of the funeral services for families. “Having familiar faces from your own faith community is something families truly appreciate at funeral services. Extended members of the family are very grateful to encounter the fellow members and friends of their loved ones. They perform a wonderful service to families who are coping with their loss, because they feel the loss too”, states Stephen Dawson, funeral director and owner of funeral home now into its fourth generation of family service.

“We do what people would like, be it a little bit or more” says Jean Wesolowski, adding, “the people are so touched and so grateful. We’re there to love them and hug them”. The group talks together, prays together and share memories. They celebrate the life and friendship together. That is what ministry truly is.

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Funeral Services You Can Put Your Complete Faith In

When we lost our dad, we didn’t know what to do. Mr. Dawson said, “We’ve got it from here”.

Moises Merlos is a student. And a very responsible son. His family relied upon the advice of church members who suggested Stephen Dawson and Sax-Tiedemann could help. Moises shares that his father was the provider for his family and made key decisions. The Staff at Sax-Tiedemann helped reduce the stress on his family and made funeral arrangements the family desired to honor their loved one.

You never know what can happen to the most dependable people in your life. In the case of the Merlos family, they relied on their friends at their church, who have relied on Sax-Tiedemann to understand and help. And they did. When Stephen Dawson says “We’ve got it from here”; he means it. And he did. Moises is back at college and an outstanding soccer player there.

For more information or a consultation, pre-planning or at-need services, call 847-678-1950 or email us by clicking info@sax-tiedemann.com.

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Sax-Tiedemann – A Place of Learning

 

Sax Tiedemann almost always has students living and working in the Funeral Home, maintaining a long family commitment to helping train students to become professional Funeral Directors. This experience places students in the presence of real time, real life scenarios of serving families coming to the Dawson Family for their help at the most difficult time of their lives. Sean Sweetman (a faculty member at Worsham Mortuary School) and Beth Stolte, along with Sax-Tiedemann owner Stephen Dawson assist students in learning every element of embalming, funeral direction, legal requirements, and more important than any other thing; providing comfort.

Sydney Houghtalin, a prized student and wonderful young lady learned and learned well at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home. She was a student/resident. The Dawson Family was her family for a year, while she was learning from Steve, Sean, Beth and Tim Dawson, who was serving as an apprentice during Sydney’s student tenure at Sax-Tiedemann. Sydney has graduated now and served her apprenticeship. She’s starting her professional career. The lessons she was taught, and those she caught, at this remarkable learning environment are ones she’ll carry with her into her professional life. Stephen Dawson refers to her as “among the most exceptional students we’ve ever had here”. Sean and Beth agree. Steve’s son Timothy who was serving his apprenticeship while she was a student takes full credit for showing her the best way to wash and wax a hearse.

She learned everything.

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Individualized Funeral Services to Meet All Needs – Marty’s Blackhawks

Marty and his brother, John Campbell, shared season tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks. When Marty passed away, there was no question what he would wear. Well, actually there was. It was a big decision. It turns out that Marty was more of a Superfan than most fans and owned several Blackhawk Jerseys. In fact, he meticulously chose what to wear to games to celebrate or motivate a certain player that night. In his way, while he wasn’t skating, in hockey lingo; he did “Dress for the Game”.

Marty passed away too soon. For his family. And maybe even for his beloved Blackhawks. No question he’s rinkside cheering them on every game.
“Steve Dawson at Sax-Tiedemann knew how important this was for us and did everything we asked of him to honor Marty and his love for the Blackhawks and really demonstrate Marty’s love for life, his family and the team. The entire theme of his services included memorabilia, mass cards with “Here Come the Hawks” lyrics, and celebrated Marty the exact way he would have loved it to be done.” said John.

“Our biggest decision was who was Marty’s final honoree. As we went through each of his jerseys, it became clear to us who Marty would choose for this night;
Marian Hossa, or Hoss, as Marty knew him.”

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Veterans have earned a particular right by their service to our country

 

Veterans are very special people among the rest of us. They served and sacrificed for us. Honestly, they ask for very little in return and consider their service an honor. A free nation owes its freedom to the men and women who serve generation after generation. At Sax-Tiedemann, we are entering our 4th generation of service to our community. We have always treasured our veterans and made it our mission to ensure that the earned benefits they are entitled, are carried out and delivered.

Veterans and their spouse (and dependent children) are entitled to burial at no cost at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. These costs represent a significant savings to veterans and their families, and provide a beautiful and honorable place. A headstone marker is also provided, as well as an American Flag, and a ceremony from the branch of the service the veteran served in. We advise veterans and families to locate and maintain their DD-214 Discharge documents that expedite the process of securing all of the benefits veterans are entitled to. We can even keep a copy of the document on file at the funeral home.

In addition, on the property immediate east of Sax-Tiedemann is a beautiful and spacious Veteran’s Memorial to all the branches of the service built by the Village of Franklin Park to honor the men and women who served and continue to serve in uniform. We have performed military honors and services in the beautiful plaza among the monuments to each branch of the service. This is available to Veterans. We maintain a very close relationship with the VFW Post 974 of Franklin Park to assist us with honoring veterans.

If you are a Veteran or your loved one is, please locate and secure your discharge documents (DD-214). This expedites the process of ensuring every Veteran receives the benefits they’ve earned and richly deserve.
For more information, or a consultation on Veteran burial benefits, pre-planning or at-need services, call 847-678-1950 or email us by clicking info@sax-tiedemann.com. It’s always an honor to serve those who served with such great honor.

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1st Annual 9/11 Patriot Walk at Sax-Tiedemann

Enjoy this short slide show of our 1st Annual 9/11 Patriot Walk at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home. Starting at the Veteran’s Memorial with our raising of the American Flag, we walked 1 mile passing the Fire Station and shaking hands with our First Responders and also passing our VFW Post, home of our local heroes. Thanks for the horns of support and supportive cheers along the way. Thanks to our dozens of marchers. And, mostly thanks to our First Responders, Veterans, and everyday heroes who run toward instead of away from the tragic scenes; the helpers!