Pre-Planning provides relief to families.

Keith Granum’s mom had become very ill toward the end of her life for a number of years. During those years where he contemplated what arrangements she might desire, he was not able to talk to her about it, wanting to always keep her spirits up. When he realized that some time before her illness she had made pre-arrangements with Stephen Dawson at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, and even pre-paid for the arrangements, he felt great relief knowing that she had made her own choices. The financial and accounting burden was lifted as well. Keith’s mission now was to carry out those wishes with Steve’s professional assistance.

The illness had been difficult on Mrs. Granum. Keith brought a picture of her with beautiful curly hair and a beautiful expression. When Keith viewed his mom in preparation for the visitation, he saw his mother appearing as she did in the picture taken 20 years before. As Keith relates, “She looked just beautiful”. Adding, “It was just amazing to see my mom in such vibrance.” As Stephen Dawson will often share, “It’s our mission and responsibility for that lasting vision to be one that is beautiful and memorable”. Keith would confirm that this was the overwhelming memory he’ll have of his mom. As it should be.

For more information, or a complimentary, no obligation consultation, 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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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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Sax-Tiedemann Has Been Adapting to Meet Family Needs Since 1895

We’ve seen changes. And, on a count of that we’ve made changes. It’s hard to keep track of how many times we’ve added on to the original core of our building. With every new generation of families we’ve been serving for over a hundred years in some cases, or new first generations, and everyone in between, we’ve kept a careful eye on what changes have occurred that we could accommodate to make families feel more comfortable. Our rest and refreshment areas have been enlarged. Our parlors have seen brighter accents and more cozy furniture added to even larger space. Technology has enabled comforting changes too, with large screens showing highlights and videos of your loved one’s life, complete with music. An electronic registry has made it so much easier for families to acknowledge your kind presence with greater ease and efficiency. After arrangements are completed, we can pre-print envelopes for everyone who attended the services.

In the difficult days that follow a loss, we want our home to be your home; a warm and inviting place where you may greet your relatives and friends and leave all the large and small details to us. Being able to share memories and fellowship, and to celebrate the life of your loved one is the only concern we want you to have during the days you spend with us. While you provide and receive comfort from your family and friends, we’ll provide comfort to you with an environment that allows for everything you need. Because those needs are changing all the time, so are we. So, it may not always look the same every time, the warm and comfortable feeling you’ll have doesn’t change. We promise.

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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The most important question? How do you want to say Good Bye?

 

 

The families and friends who celebrate the life of a loved one are the most important part of the services to honor a person’s life. That is in essence, why we all gather to honor, mourn, remember and celebrate the life of a person we care deeply about. So, Stephen Dawson at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home begins his service as a Funeral Director by asking “How do you want to say Good Bye?”. A seemingly simple question, right? It is under normal circumstances, but when your world has been changed by a loss, circumstances are anything but normal.

Families can be so overcome with grief, and so overwhelmed with the planning process and all the details, that they briefly forget what the purpose is of gathering together for visitation and funeral arrangements. “Asking that very simple question puts families at ease. While they do have important decisions to make, their mindset changes to preparing a celebration of a life very dear to them. What would she want us to do? How can we make it more personal to each of us? If he could speak to us, what would he tell us to remember? Those are the questions families ponder in a way that helps them discover the answer to the question, How do you want to say Good Bye?” according to Stephen. Invariably, some greater satisfaction is felt by those family members doing the planning, understanding a greater purpose for how they complete the arrangements.

Sometimes the most meaningful questions are the very simplest ones.

Call us at 847-678-1950 or email us at: info@sax-tiedemann.com for more information or a pre-planning consultation.

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Treasure; the moments of our life we remember.

So many events over time, remarkable or small, we remember precisely where we were and what we were doing when a moment captured us. Once we become captured by the moments, we capture them back and hold them in our memories and reflections for all time.

It may be the first time we held a newborn life, or the last time we held a loved one to say good bye, for now. There are events and moments that define how we see things and how we understand them from that moment forward. They become something we share with those we love over our entire lives. The reflection of an entire life, no matter how long, fills us with the moments to celebrate, remember, and recapture over and over again as we share those treasures at every opportunity.

For information on our services, either at need or pre-planning, please call 847-678-1950 or click here to email us at sax-tiedemann.com

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We stay in touch.

Everyone we serve at Sax-Tiedemann is truly a friend, a neighbor. It’s important to us that we stay in touch even at the completion of services. Every year we have a Remembrance Service here at the funeral home for all the families we’ve served during the year. It’s uplifting and a chance to continue sharing and staying in touch.

It’s not uncommon that families need help with insurance, real estate or other legal matters after a loss. We maintain all our Death Certificates forever, should a copy be necessary for a family. Any number of questions may arise and we want our families to know that we are here for them whenever they need us. We’ve celebrated the life of their loved one together, and our family was entrusted to make the arrangements. That’s a privilege and an honor to us. When we say, call anytime; we mean anytime. Day or night, any day of the year. We’re here.

For additional information on services, either at need or pre-planning, please call 847-678-1950 or click here to email us at sax-tiedemann.com

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