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Respectful Ways to Honor Your Deceased Loved One


One of the most difficult things people have to deal with at some point in their life is the death of a dear loved one. Whether it's a close relative or a cherished friend, losing a special person in one's life is devastating.

One way to heal from the loss is to put energy into honoring the deceased at a special memorial service. At Adolf Funeral Services, Director John Adolf spends quality time with his clients in order to get an accurate picture of the deceased's life, so that the services can be customized to accurately reflect the person's personality and what he or she loved in their life.

"A special memorial and funeral service allows family and friends to share memories, and to help each other heal," said Adolf. "We also offer our clients opportunities to continue to honor their loved one over time; every December, for example, we host candle lighting events to honor our clients and their loved ones they've lost."

Adolf Funeral Services also offers keepsakes that surviving family members can have made, including Thumbies, Glass Remembrance, and LifeGem Diamonds. "These items are very well-received, and they allow our clients to continue to feel a connection with their loved ones who have passed," explained Adolf. "For memorial services, we have the family choose appropriate decor, flowers, music, photos, and videos to represent and honor their loved one."

Honoring a loved one can also be done in other ways. Planting a tree in their honor is something that will add beauty and will last many years. You can make a quilt of some of their favorite clothes, finish any projects they were working on, or make a scrapbook of their life. Volunteer for their favorite causes, make a donation in their name, or sponsor a brick or bench in one of their favorite parks or sports venues. For more information, please contact:

Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services

John R. Adolf, Director

7000 South Madison Street

Willowbrook, IL 60527


2921 South Harlem Avenue

Berwyn, IL 60402