A loving touch that is always at the ready

Jean Wesolowski is a Bereavement Counselor from her church near Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home. Their services are available to every family that has experienced a loss. Visitation services can be very large or very small, and everywhere in-between. Bereavement Counselors are special kinds of people who understand their roles to the families they are there to comfort and serve during a painful and difficult time.

Jean is there to represent the “parish family” or “congregation family” that has a special relationship with your loved one. Having your friends of faith around you is a comfort to families. They are there to grieve together, pray together and celebrate the life of someone who will be missed by family, friends and fellow worshipers alike. Their blessed mission is to be there for families, and they are. Their role varies depending on the service. Their presence is always appreciated. They are a special and gifted group who understand what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. The professionals at Sax-Tiedemann are in constant touch with Jean and other Bereavement Counselors who can help when you need them.

For information about pre-need or at-need services, please call 847-678-1950 or email us by clicking info@sax-tiedemann.com We’re very happy to provide a tour of our facilities to any family who would like to visit us.

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Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home prides itself on being a “teaching” funeral home.

 

The service ministry of Sax-Tiedemann to families goes even beyond the families being served who have experienced a loss. With a long time commitment to training students and interns in becoming Funeral Directors, Sax-Tiedemann provides an opportunity year round to students to study and live at the Funeral Home. In addition to serving as a Senior Funeral Director, Sean Sweetman is a faculty instructor at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Being an intern at Sax-Tiedemann is a highly sought after opportunity according to Sydney Houghtalin, a former student, now Licensed and practicing Funeral Director. As Sydney states unequivocally, “everyone wants to come to Sax-Tiedemann because it’s the best opportunity to be really involved in all aspects of our profession.” Sean adds, “it’s rare to get this much of a hands-on opportunity, living and working at the funeral home.”

Our Funeral Home has always been dedicated to our profession, and helping students acclimate into this vocation is very important. “It’s important to the profession itself that students and young interns learn the very best practices in becoming funeral directors. It’s absolutely within our mission and our ministry to help promote and advance our calling and theirs”, states Stephen Dawson, President of the Funeral Home, and the 3rd Generation of his family’s ownership and operation of Sax-Tiedemann. He adds, “we learn too with every student that comes to us.”

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The 4th Generation of our family to serve our community

 

Timothy Dawson, son of Stephen & Tammi Dawson and grandson of Clyde & Jean Tiedemann Dawson has become a Licensed Funeral Director. Timothy will be the 4th Generation of his family at the family owned and operated Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home in Franklin Park.

He didn’t exactly hurry in. As Tim states, “I took a while to find out exactly what I wanted to do. I remembered doing odd jobs around the funeral home while younger. After college, it occurred to me how comfortable I felt here and what a special place this was.”

For Stephen & Tammi Dawson and Clyde & Jean Dawson, Timothy’s entry into Mortuary School was a celebratory moment. Being a funeral director is something a person should enter into freely and with dedication to the families in the community, and the person doing so must hear that calling on their own. Timothy did, and is, now working his way toward the legacy of 3 generations before him.

Family-owned and operated funeral homes are the most important kind. The generational legacy of service and connection between the Dawson’s (Tiedemann’s) and the congregations, parishes, organizations and communities in the area are over a hundred years and growing. Another generation is a blessing. We’re continuing that legacy and we thank each and every family that has entrusted us with the care of their loved ones.

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 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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