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.

For more information or a consultation, pre-planning or at-need services, call 847-678-1950 or email us by clicking

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