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Warren Cemetery and Funeral Home fosters an environment of openness, creativity, flexibility, innovation, and respect. These characteristics are what allow us to provide funeral services that are unique, memorable, and designed to meet the specific needs of each family. It is important for all of us to understand that funerals are a final tribute to the deceased, but the funeral service is for the living, those that are affected by the loss of a loved one or friend. For the living, funeral services provide a means of saying "farewell." For the deceased, funeral services provide a dignified and respectful disposition.

At Warren Cemetery and Funeral Home, we offer several different types of funeral services based upon your individual needs. Regardless of the type of funeral service chosen, our services are custom tailored to meet your needs. Services might include musical numbers of special meaning to the family or decedent, memoirs (also called eulogies) by family, friends, or the clergy, reading from Scriptures or other personal favorites, stories, and perhaps even video presentations.

Our funerals are designed to serve several purposes including:

  • Celebrating the life that has been lived.
  • Providing an atmosphere for mourning and the expression of grief.
  • Serving as a central gathering place for family and friends to share their sorrow and give support to one another.
  • Helping survivors cope with their grief and move forward with their lives.
  • Serving as the first stop in the healing process.

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Sir William Gladstone coined the phrase, "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals."

Memorial Services

Memorial services have become more and more common in this country, and in a way are a sign of the times. A memorial service is typically held without the remains of the deceased present, although an urn holding cremated remains is present in some cases. The service is often held within a week of the death. However, it can be postponed for a long period of time for the sake of the family's convenience. This may be the case especially if family members must travel great distances to attend. Some families decide to wait for a particularly meaningful holiday or anniversary to hold the service. Like a funeral service, a memorial service presents many opportunities to commemorate the loved one through the use of memory tables, photo boards, video tributes, and special music.

The memorial service itself is more informal than a funeral, allowing family members and loved ones to mix, mingle, and exchange recollections of the deceased. If you don't know many attendees, feel free to approach someone else standing alone, introduce yourself, and ask, "How did you know Steve?" The person is likely to be grateful to have someone to talk to.

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Shipping Services

When a person dies outside of the state, such as internationally, we are able to assist in bringing the deceased back home in order to have the ceremony and/or interment . We work with the cooperation of a funeral director in the area where the death occurs. Any death that occurs within the city we would transport from the place of death, back to our area.

Airlines have created compassionate and specialized services to assist in the transportation of funeral shipments. These Special Service Teams are trained to address all the travel-related issues you might face when shipping this very sensitive cargo, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service for these shipments.

We can arrange to transport your loved one to our funeral home from virtually any destination in the world. The airlines give funeral shipments special priority and typically give family members or escorts accompanying shipments discount bereavement fares.

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Child/Grandchild Protection

Warren Cemetery and Funeral Home provides Child and Grandchild Protection to all families who have made a specific cemetery purchase with us since January 2004. A single mausoleum crypt, lawn crypt, grave, memorial, casket and/or vault, and a funeral service will be provided at NO CHARGE, provided that the entombment / interment is made in said cemetery and that the death was not the result of a pre-existing condition.

The following conditions apply:

  • Child or Grandchild must be at least 31 days old
  • Child or Grandchild must be under 21 years of age
  • Child or Grandchild must be unmarried
  • Child or Grandchild must be born within 60 months of the date of your contract
  • Purchaser may not default on his/her contract
  • Purchaser may not be 30 days or more delinquent on any payment due on an installment contract

Please give us a call at (847) 855-2760 should you have any questions regarding your cemetery arrangements or the availability of this service.

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Service Charges

Warren Cemetery and Funeral Home takes great pride in being one of the most reasonably priced cemetery / funeral home combinations in the Gurnee area. Our affordable solutions are backed by a staff of industry experts that are committed to the highest standard of professionalism, exceptional customer service, and state-of-the-art facilities.

To help you understand the costs associated with a funeral, it's important to familiarize yourself with the typical breakdown of a funeral contract. Most funeral contracts are broken down into four categories as follows:

  • Casket & Merchandise Selections
  • Professional Service Charges
  • Cash Disbursements
  • Taxes

This section of the funeral contract is specific to the casket that a family selects. All casket items and merchandise items are priced individually, meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included. Other merchandise may be included in the section such as burial vaults, cremation urns, and upgraded stationary packages.

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