Crete Funeral Home

Providing quality funeral services in the South Suburban Chicago area since 1891

Billy Jack Saunders


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

  Billy J. Saunders age 81 longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on June 28, 2020. Beloved husband of 40 years to Grace (nee Mancino); loving father to David Saunders, Susanna (Tony) Loe and Toni Marie (Mark) Woolweever.  Dear grandfather to 6; great grandfather to 4.  Fond brother to the late Beverly James.  Preceded in death by his parents William and Roberta (nee James) Saunders.  Billy graduated from Herrin High School, then worked for Orkin before starting his own business.  Billy was the owner and operator of Dependable Pest Control in Crete for over 40 years and in his spare time he loved to fish as often as he can.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Monday, July 6th , 2020 from 3PM until 7PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Funeral service on Tuesday, July 7th at 11AM at the funeral home.  Internment: Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.  

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Raymond C Schmelzer


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Raymond C. Schmelzer age 83 longtime resident of Glenwood, Illinois passed away on June 18, 2020.  Loving brother to Francis (Juanita) Schmelzer.  Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents Ralph & Noella (nee Brousseau) Schmelzer and his brothers Ralph, Milton and Donald Schmelzer.  Ray retired from the Ford Motor Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois and served proudly U.S. Army.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned.

Visitation & Service on Thursday, June 25th  from 9AM until the time of service at 11AM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.  (708) 754-0016.  On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

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Joseph V Krutul


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 27034 South Diagional Road, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Joseph V. Krutul age 67 of Park Forest, Illinois passed away on June 18, 2020.  Loving father to Steven Krutul.  Dear brother to Christine, Victor, Robert, William and Josephine.  Dear uncle and friend to many.  Joe served proudly in the U.S. Navy, then passionately worked for the Railroad, and in his off time loved going fishing, target shooting, and building model cars.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

VisitationThursday, June 25th, from 1PM until 6PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Funeral service on Friday at the funeral home at 9AM.  Internment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood Illinois for a 11AM burial. Info: (708) 672-7600.   cretefuneralhome.com

 

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Joseph J Spinozzi


Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home - Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Joseph J. Spinozzi age 72, longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on June 14, 2020.  Preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Rose (Nee Cameli) Spinozzi and his uncle John Cameli.  Loving nephew to Ann Cameli Masterson and Mary Cameli Jung.  Dear cousin to many. Joe graduated from Marian Catholic High School, was a clerk with the Department of Motor Vehicles in Chicago Heights and was a band leader for The Near Beer Band. According to his bandmates:  Joe’s smooth baritone voice was so prominent in his performances. He had the incredible ability to remember the lyrics to hundreds of songs. Song medleys were his forte.  Joe was a great songwriter and he was also known as “the captain of the ship”.  He did most of the booking for wedding, bar gigs, festivals and other parties.  If the band had to be augmented, due to a regular member being unavailable, Joe would recruit musicians, who could step in and, most importantly, retain the original Near Beer Band sound.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Burial at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois will be private for family only. There will be a memorial service celebrating Joe’s life for friends and family at a later date. For info call (708) 754-0016.  

 

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Agnes Berbig


Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home - Crete, IL (Map-it)
Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park 248 S Governors Highway, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Agnes Berbig (nee Newhuis), age 95, passed away on June 15, 2020, long-time resident of Crete, IL. Beloved wife of the late Alfred 2009.  Loving mother of Barbara Rambo and late Donald (2010) Berbig.  Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Troy) Zaharis, Jason (Jenny) Berbig and Alysia (Luke) Lambert; great-grandmother of five.   Agnes worked as a cashier for Seehausen Grocery Store in Crete for many years.

Due to the current circumstance and restrictions caused by Covid-19 we ask that you please follow the states guidelines where masks/ face coverings and distancing are concerned. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation & Service Friday, June 19th, from 10AM until time of service at 11AM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Internment: Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.   cretefuneralhome.com

 

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William A DeNicolo


Funeral Home: Steger Funeral Home - Steger, IL (Map-it)

William Arnold DeNicolo age 79 of Burr Ridge, Illinois passed away on June 13, 2020.  Loving dad to Cheryl (Anthony) DeNicolo-Smith, William Scott DeNicolo and Caroline (Harry) Sanders.  Cherished grandfather of 7.   Dear brother to John (Mary) DeNicolo, Anthony (Debbie) DeNicolo and the late Lawrence DeNicolo.  William served proudly in the U.S. Air Force.

Arrangements entrusted to Steger Funeral Home, 125 E Steger Road (34th Street), Steger, IL.   Info: call (708) 755-3400.  Stegerfuneralhome.net

 

 

 

 

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If you are attending a wake or funeral, we encourage you to contact us to verify time, location and all services before attending services or visitation. We are dedicated to the highest quality of care for the deceased, with compassion and professional direction for the families we serve. To locate a funeral home, please visit our locations page and click the corresponding website.

Crete Funeral Home

In 1987 the authentic Victorian home at 1182 Main Street in Crete, Illinois was purchased. This unique home was renovated to add a large chapel, a very spacious lounge and a merchandise showroom. The result is a lovely funeral home that is very user-friendly yet maintains the Victorian home atmosphere.

 

The large chapel can accommodate up to 100-125 people yet easily maintains an intimate atmosphere for smaller groups. The lounge on the lower level provides much counter space with tables and seating areas adequate for the largest of visitations.

 

In 99% of situations you will have the entire funeral home to yourself with no sharing. Crete Funeral Home provides handicap access and has a huge parking lot. The visitation chapel includes a 42” monitor to display your complimentary DVD.

 

Each of our locations is owned by our family and operated by our family and caring staff. At each location we offer Traditional Funeral Service, Memorials, Cremations and Funeral Pre-Planning. It is our privilege to serve you and your family read more...

Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600
Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 708-672-7600