We’re Glad We Came to Sax-Tiedemann

Moises Merlos is a College Student Athlete. A very young person to be responsible for making funeral arrangements for his father. The choice was made with the help of a member of his church community. That recommendation proved to be a very wise one. Stephen Dawson understood immediately how much pressure Moises and his family were under with the passing of Mr. Merlos. He was the provider to his family and took care of all of the important matters. For Moises, this was a lesson in growing up very quickly. With Steve’s help, everything was taken care of for a family that really needed extra help to get through this difficult time. As Moises said, “Soon we didn’t have to stress about anything, it was all taken care of for us, so we could just concentrate on our dad”. 
 
Sax-Tiedemann has been part of their community for close to a century. When the community suffers a loss, they feel it too, and they’re there to help. The Merlos Family loss was sudden and severe. The Dawson Family at Sax-Tiedemann has been around for all of the families in Franklin Park and the surrounding area to minister to families who experience a loss. Especially the very tough losses where families really need a little bit more help than usual. We’re glad they came here too! 
 

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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When you marry into the life of a Funeral Director; Timothy Dawson

 

Marrying a Funeral Director is a little different than the usual circumstances. To say the least.

Claire Dawson knew when she married Timothy, that she was marrying into a family that had a life that a has lot of wonderful traits; care, compassion, kindness, etc. At the same time, marrying a Funeral Director means your plans might be altered regularly, as you are nearly always on call for families whose need may arise at any time of day or night. For Tim, not so unusual. The son of Steve and Tammi, grandson of Clyde and Jean, he grew up living above the funeral home and knew the nature of this life.

Tammi and Jean spent quality time with Claire to share both the wonderful and difficult aspects of being wedded to a person and being so attached to the work that defines them. As Tim shares, “She still said Yes!”

Claire and Tim and their new baby Theo now also live at Sax-Tiedemann, the 4th generation of the family to do so. With Great Grandparents and Grandparents very eager to spoil this little fella Theo, and very nearby, it’s easy to see what one of the really wonderful things is about marrying into a family dedicated to the funeral ministry. Those middle of the night feedings aren’t quite as daunting either. A Funeral Director is used to getting up in the middle of the night to render aid and comfort. That’s pretty wonderful too.

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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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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.

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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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