Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home & Cremation Service Riverside, IL
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Choosing a Funeral Home Funeral and Cremation in Riverside, IL

When you find yourself needing to select funeral and cremation in Riverside, IL, for the pre-planning stages or an immediate-need situation, what kinds of things should you look for? A full-service funeral home has everything you need in one convenient location. At Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, we offer a full range of services from funerals, memorials, and burials, to direct cremation. You’ll want to look for a company that will listen to you and honor your wishes and your budget.

When considering what goes into planning for these services, many questions regularly come up. Among them are questions like, should I have a funeral? Would a memorial or graveside service be better? How will a funeral director help me? If I choose cremation, what are my options as far as what I do with the remains? How much will this cost? Is there any financial assistance available? Where can I find resources to support me in the grieving process?

At Johnson-Nosek, we have answers! Our supportive staff is highly trained and will take you through your options and answer all of your questions. You then can make decisions that honor your traditions and create an experience in keeping with your specific needs and situation. See our frequent questions on our website for more in-depth answers to these questions and others.


Funeral and Cremation in Riverside, IL

A funeral is a service to honor someone who has passed on where the deceased's body is usually present. It is typically held in a church or a funeral home, or another event venue. Funerals are generally held within a short time period to the passing of the individual. On the other hand, a memorial service is not time-bound because it is not usually held with the deceased body present. It can also be done shortly after the death occurs but may be scheduled at a later date.

It is essential to know that funerals and cremations can occur for the same person. A funeral can be held prior to cremation if that fits the needs of your situation. Cremations can be handled with or without a formal service. Many factors may influence these decisions, including traditions, personal preferences, and budget, but knowing your options can help you sort through the decisions.


Traditional or Modern Services Available

There is no one “right way” to lay your loved one to rest. A chapel service with a religious theme might be exactly right for you, or a celebration of life with a non-denominational funeral leader might be a better fit. A graveside service sometimes makes the most sense. We will work with you to help identify your desires and needs.

Traditional burial with or without embalming the body or direct cremation are all excellent options. We can bring clarity to any of your questions or concerns regarding these processes. We are respectful and caring, no matter what choices you make. We can also assist your goals if you are looking to be very environmentally conscious.


Why Choose a Family-Owned Company?

Have you ever noticed that when working with a small provider, you sometimes get more personalized services? That is part of our Nosek Family Promise. To us, you are not just another customer. We strive to give you the highest level of service, the most transparent quotes, and help make your experience with us meaningful. You have immediate and committed access to our staff and funeral director when you retain our services for immediate needs. We are here to ease your stress and offer grief support through this time.


Plan Ahead for Peace of Mind

Death is unpredictable much of the time. Pre-planning services for those in good health or for those who are facing a terminal diagnosis can bring peace of mind. It can also and greatly ease the burden loved ones left behind will face. It is also a way for you to ensure your loved ones will know your personal wishes.

Prepayment of services protects against increasing prices and will also bring relief to remaining family members. This is a gentle way to support them after you are gone. We offer this pre-planning service in person at our physical location or online if you wish to be in the comfort of your own space while thinking about these things. As you make all of the decisions around funeral and cremation in Riverside, IL, you will have the benefit of a little more time to choose what makes the most sense for your circumstances.


Call for an Appointment Today

When you have the need to plan a funeral and cremation in Riverside, IL, we invite you to reach out to us at Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home. Our family-owned and operated company will be with you every step of the way. We’ll assist with pre-planning or immediate needs and anything in between. We are conveniently located at 3847 Prairie Ave Brookfield, IL 60513.

Call us today: (708) 485-0214.


Funeral & Cremation


What is cremation?

Cremation is a method of final disposal of a dead body by burning (combustion). Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite and as an alternative to burial or interment of an intact dead body. In some nations, including India and Nepal, open-air pyre cremation is an ancient practice. Learn More.


How do you plan a funeral before you die?

First and foremost: let your family and your loved ones know whether you want to be buried or cremated. Or you can put it in your will or in a letter to your family. Only let someone know your final response to prevent any unnecessary stress during an already emotional period. Let them know, too if you don't care. Learn More.


What comes first memorial or funeral?

A funeral service most often is conducted within a week of the death occurring. A memorial service generally takes place some time after the death and disposition have occurred. It is usually a service specifically to memorialize the life of the deceased. Learn More.

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