Last updated 22 hours ago
At Leak & Sons Funeral Homes, we know that our customers come to us in times of great need. That is why we’re committed to going above and beyond what other funeral homes offer. We’re committed to making these difficult times as easy to manage as possible for all of our clients. When you are looking for a funeral home to help to plan a service for a lost loved one, here are just a few of the reasons you should consider Leak & Sons.
Family Owned and Operated
Our funeral homes are our family’s passion. We’re visible faces in our community and take care of our customers as though they were members of our family. Mr. Leak Sr. and Jr. make it a point to be present at every single funeral we arrange. A member of the Leak family will handle all of the planning of your service and is available to answer all of your questions along the way. During the planning process, you can reach a Leak family member within minutes, 24 hours per day.
Funerals can be expensive, and insurance is confusing. At Leak & Sons, our staff is trained to help you navigate the complex insurance issues that arise after someone passes. We can even call your insurance company on your behalf. We know the right questions to ask to ensure you get all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Rest assured that we never turn families in need away because of money.
The last thing you want in a time of need is to call a funeral home and get an answering machine. Someone answers our phone 24 hours daily. If he or she can’t answer your questions, a Leak family member will return your call within minutes, night or day.
When you lose a loved one, let Leak & Sons Funeral Homes make the funeral planning process easier. We can assist with everything from traditional funerals to burial and cremation. You can reach us at (877) 265-0352.
Last updated 6 days ago
Is there a right way and a wrong way to grieve? Too often, family members who have just suffered a loss put pressure on themselves to feel or act a certain way. In reality, the first myth about grief is that it looks the same for everyone. The truth is that everyone experiences these powerful emotions in his or her own way, and that is OK.
Another myth about grief is that there is a time when it should end. Grief may linger in some form for year in some people, and there is no reason to pressure yourself to get over your loss faster. Likewise, getting past grief and feeling happy again isn’t a betrayal to the loved one you lost. Having good days and bad days is normal and healthy.
One of the big myths about grief is that you have to do it alone. In fact, there are many resources available to help you through this difficult time. Leak & Sons Funeral Homes can recommend grief services designed to support you as you face your loss. To learn more, call our Chicago funeral home at (877) 265-0352.
Last updated 13 days ago
The notion of planning your own funeral might be difficult to think about, but it can be a tremendous help to your family in a time of need. Pre-planning your funeral removes the burden of guessing about your final wishes from your family’s shoulders and can also help you cover the costs of the services.
This video explains some of the benefits of funeral planning. Knowing for sure that your final wishes are being honored can be a big relief to your family as they struggle with your passing. Pre-planning your funeral and paying for it in advance also lets you lock in today’s rates for funeral services.
Pre-planning your funeral is a final show of love to your family. Leak & Sons Funeral Home is here to make the pre-planning process easy for you. Learn more by calling our Chicago funeral home at (877) 265-0352.
Last updated 22 days ago
Funeral services provide many important functions. A funeral allows you to say goodbye to your loved one while you commemorate the life he lived and loved. Today, funerals are often personalized to create a unique and special experience where family and friends can share memories and support.
One of the easiest ways to personalize a funeral service is to include music that your loved one enjoyed. With today’s digital technology, you can provide your funeral home with a digital player to be utilized during your ceremony. Alternatively, family members who are musicians can play pieces that were special to your loved one during or after the service for a more personalized touch.
If your loved one enjoyed a hobby or pastime, consider incorporating it into the funeral. Items and photos related to their hobbies can be displayed during the funeral service or on the casket itself. Some hobbies can even be incorporated into the funeral itself as a small activity or demonstration attendees can watch or even take part in together.
Individual or Professional Interests
There are many other ways you can incorporate your loved one’s unique personality and lifestyle into his funeral service. A person who loved history or animals can be transported to the cemetery via horse-drawn carriage. Military honors and protocol may be incorporated into the funeral of a service member, while fire trucks or police cars can join the procession of a fallen fireman or officer. Invite coworkers who were close to your loved one to share in the service by speaking about aspects of his work he enjoyed.
At Leak & Sons Funeral Homes, we believe that every funeral is a unique event meant to cherish the life of a special individual. Our funeral directors are here to help you plan and execute your loved one’s funeral service so you and your family can participate in this special time together. You can learn more about us or speak with a staff member by calling (877) 265-0352 or clicking through our website.
Last updated 29 days ago
Pre-planning your own funeral allows you to ensure your wishes are observed while relieving close family of the need to make arrangements while they are grieving after a loss. Planning your funeral in advance provides you with the time you need to research your options and make the choice that best fits your needs and wishes. Once you have made your decisions, discuss them with the funeral home and make sure they are recorded in writing. Consider giving a copy of your wishes to your family and your attorney so there can be no confusion over the arrangements you have made. While you are not required to pre-pay for many funeral arrangements, it’s important to consider that the price of these arrangements may increase in the future. Pre-paying for a funeral locks in the current pricing to reduce the overall financial impact of the service.
If you are considering pre-planning your funeral, Leak & Sons Funeral Homes can offer the information and assistance you need during this process. Call us at (877) 265-0352 to find out more about funeral services, obituary support, transport services, and more. You can find additional information about funeral planning and pre-planning on our blog.