Below are samples of the kind words our families have had to say about Cremation Society of Illinois.
"I was totally impressed with the person who handled the arrangements, namely Brooke Benjamin. I had no prior experience with dealing with a cremation, or a cremation firm. But so many things were handled by her that I did not have to do myself - place the obit, print the invitations to the celebration of my friend's life, arrange for and get the death certificate etc."
Rita H. of Chicago, IL
"Brooke Benjamin is the consummate professional. She was extremely adept at presenting the decisions we had to make in a clear and supportive manner. I felt like she really cared about my experience at a time when I was extremely vulnerable."
Daniel B. of Chicago, IL
"Mike informed me of Veteran's options that I would not have known were available, as well as support in dealing with burial arrangements and obituary."
Laura P. of Crystal Lake, IL
"The arrangements my mom and I had were made about 20 yrs. ago. I thought the services from beginning to end were handled extremely well with the families the top priority. I am very happy we chose the Society yrs. ago. After planning so many years ago I was very satisfied."
Arlene G. of Chicago, IL
"Hank Zac was the person we were in conference with to handle selection of urn, prayer cards, etc. He was very kind and didn't pressure us to buy something we didn't need."
Shelia A. of Glen Ellyn, IL
"My Sister & I attended the conference. We both learned information about the cremation, process, and the State & County laws/regulations. Ms. Collins was clear in her information sharing. She took time so that we were apprised and we understood what to expect during & after the cremation process. I truly appreciated receiving her call to notify us when the cremation was to begin. It allowed me the opportunity to contact my family. God bless you all for your comfort, love & support."
Mary W. of Chicago, IL
"My parents had made prearrangements & Hank Zac handled my mother's cremation in 2008 & my father's when he died at the end of March. He has always been a pleasure to work with--he really helps you get through the hardest parts while giving you the info you need. He's also just a really nice guy, and that's a big help. Your removal teams are also extraordinarily comforting--they are so kind to family members, and so personally dignified & respectful--it's just a real help at a bad time."
Renee S. of Glen Ellyn, IL
"Your director, Mark Kazlauskas , was very helpful. We were late and he stayed and waited for us, took his time with us, and made sure we were happy with all the arrangements."
Beverlee J. of Romeoville, IL
"You did a great job. I have told some of my friends about you. Everything was great thanks to Cheryl Burgess."
Donald M. of Palatine, IL
"Yes I would. I was very pleased with the courteous service from Mike in Romeoville office and the gentleman that called me before to let me know Cremation was going to start and when it was done.And the respectful way Mike handled giving me my husband remains even so far as carrying him out for me."