General Price List
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires funeral homes to provide a written General Price List (GPL), to those inquiring about funeral services or costs. The purpose of the GPL is to make it easier for consumers to compare services and prices among funeral homes and to make you aware you are only required to pay for the goods and services that apply to the remembrance you plan. The GPL is required to have specific wording and disclosures. For more information on your rights under the funeral rule, see: www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0300-ftc-funeral-rule. While able to obtain a GPL from the funeral home, most consumers are not experienced enough to put together a combination of goods and services to give an accurate representation of the total cost. We suggest contacting us for an accurate quote.
Selecting a Funeral Provider
The decision to place the care of your loved one with a funeral home is an important one and usually goes beyond selecting the lowest price. Some of the things you should consider when choosing a funeral home:
- Recommendation of a trusted friend or relative
- Recommendation of a trusted clergy person
- Comfort level with Funeral Home Personnel
- Does the Funeral Home have a reputation for being honest and trustworthy
- Does the quality and maintenance of the facility meet my standards
- Is the facility large/quaint enough to satisfy my needs
- Can the funeral home staff personalize services to properly honor my loved one
- Are price and service decisions answered in an easy to understand manner
- Can the funeral home show me merchandise I am purchasing or are my options partial models and photos
- Is the quote inclusive and understandable so I know the total cost
- Is the funeral home locally owned and operated or a branch location of a large corporation
If you have any questions about information in our GPL or how the items combine, please contact us at (847) 253-0168 or email@example.com with any questions.
While we tailor every remembrance to meet every family’s unique needs, there are typical combinations of goods and services. To make selection easier and benefit those families who take advantage of the services, facilities and merchandise Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd. has to offer, we have a number of discounted packages available to make the decision process more understandable and easier to compare.
Charges listed herein are effective as of July 1, 2016
Subject to change without notice.
The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF
Includes, but is not limited to, services of director and staff to respond to the initial request for service, conference with funeral director to determine services required, coordination of the plans involved in the final disposition of the deceased, recording vital statistics, securing permits and authorizations, shelter of remains for up to two days, filing and obtaining death certificates and preparation of other forms and claims. This also includes a charge used to meet overhead expenses such as licensing, legal and accounting fees, OSHA and environmental compliance, insurance, building and utility expenses, grounds maintenance, taxes, equipment, record keeping and other costs and expenses. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving of remains.)
EMBALMING (including use of preparation room)
Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. It is the policy of our funeral home to require embalming when public viewing is requested.
OTHER PREPARATION OF THE BODY
|Cosmetic Care, Dressing and Casketing of Remains||$350|
|Special Care of Autopsied Remains||$325|
|Washing, disinfecting and sanitary procedures when no embalming||$750|
USE OF FACILITIES AND STAFF
Visitation at Glueckert Funeral Home
Our services include set-up of visitation area, use of visitation room, placement of encased remains, display of floral arrangements, supervision and attendance during the visitation.
|One Day Visitation (up to six hours)||$950|
|Additional Chapel for Visitation (If Available)||$450|
|Each Additional Day of Visitation (over three hours)||$750|
|Half Day Visitation (three hours or less)||$750|
|Private Family Viewing (up to 2 hours)||$150/hr|
Funeral Service at Glueckert Funeral Home
Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangements, supervision of funeral, staff to attend the funeral ceremony, set-up and use of facilities for funeral ceremony.
|Additional Chapel for Service (If Available)||$450|
Funeral Service at Other Facility
Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangements, supervision of funeral, equipment and additional staff necessary to conduct funeral at other facility.
Memorial Service at Glueckert Funeral Home**
Our services include coordinating the memorial service arrangements, supervision of memorial service, staff to attend memorial service, set-up and use of facilities for memorial service and up to two hours before service. For a memorial visitation over two hour’s use of chapel for visitation and/or service, add $250.
**Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd. only offers use of facilities for a memorial service to those who have arranged cremation through Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., or where death occurs outside of a 60-mile radius of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Professional service fee of $700 additional due when cremation is not arranged by Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
Supervise Service at Other Facility (per staff person)
Includes coordinating and supervision of funeral or memorial service at other facility and urn carrying device if requested.
Equipment and Staff for Graveside Service (Includes Cemetery Chapel Services)
Coordinating, supervising and meeting statutory witness requirement. Includes use of necessary equipment for services at cemetery or mausoleum. Applies regardless of gravesite or chapel.
Printed Goods Set-Up Fee
Additional Charge for Use of Facilities and Staff on Holidays
New Year’s, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
Shelter of Remains (per day)
This charge is made after the 2nd day our facilities are used to shelter the remains (not including day of visitation or service)
Exclusive Use of Facility for Visitation and Funeral Service (if Available)
Exclusive Use of Facility for Visitation (if Available)
Exclusive Use of Facility for Funeral Service (if Available)
TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO FUNERAL HOME (up to 30 loaded miles)
HEARSE (up to 30 loaded miles)
LIMOUSINE (for use on funeral, up to 30 loaded miles)
TRANSPORT TO/FROM O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FUNERAL MERCHANDISE AND SERVICES
We offer a selection of the following items of merchandise for you to consider. Your Funeral Director can explain the options and assist with selecting. Pricing is available at the Funeral Home.
- Guests Register Book
- Acknowledgment Cards
- Pallbearer Gloves
- Memorial Video
- Prayer Cards & Memorial Folders
- Undergarment Sets
- Banner Display
- Religious Accessories
- Laminated Items
- Photo Holy Cards and Folders
- Jewelry Remembrances
CASKETS (range of prices)
$795 - $10,995
We offer a selection of caskets in the above range. A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home. The funeral home makes no representations or warranties about the protective features of caskets. The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with the goods sold with the funeral service are the expressed written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof. No other warranties and no warranties of merchandising fitness or a particular purpose are extended by the funeral home.
OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS (range of prices)
$850 - $9,995
We offer a selection of outer burial containers in the above range. A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home. The funeral home makes no representations or warranties about the protective features of outer burial containers. The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with the goods sold with the funeral service are the expressed written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof. No other warranties and no warranties of merchandising fitness or a particular purpose are extended by the funeral home.
DIRECT CREMATION (range of prices)
$3,025 - $3,100
This charge includes adjusted basic services of funeral director and staff, holding of remains in preparation room, local transportation of the remains to the funeral home and crematory. This package does not include cremation fee, county permits (where required) sales tax or cash advances. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are corrugated with a partial wooden base or all corrugated.
Direct Cremation with container provided by purchaser (or other selected casket)
Direct Cremation with Alternative Container
WITNESS FEE – FUNERAL HOME STAFF
It is the policy of Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., to have a staff member present for any witnessed cremation. Staff Member to view start of cremation process
Staff Member to witness full cremation process including processing
IMMEDIATE BURIAL (range of prices)
$4,100 - $4,895
This charge includes adjusted basic services of funeral director and staff, holding of remains in preparation room, sanitary procedures, and local transportation to the funeral home and cemetery in service vehicle. This package does not include equipment and staff for cemetery services, sales tax or cash advances.
Immediate burial in casket supplied by purchaser (or other selected casket)
Immediate burial in cloth covered Doeskin Casket
RECEIVING OF REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
This charge includes adjusted basic services of funeral director and staff for receiving of remains from another funeral director, transportation to the funeral home from O'Hare airport and to local cemetery or crematory. This package does not include facilities for visitation or service, graveside services, sales tax or cash advances.
FORWARDING OF REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
This charge includes adjusted basic services of funeral director and staff to arrange shipping of remains to another funeral home, embalming, transportation of remains to the funeral home and to O'Hare airport. This package does not include shipping container, shipping charges, sales tax or other cash advances. A combination transportation container ($250.00), an air shipping container ($150.00) or other type container may be required for shipping by airlines. This package does not apply when visitation or funeral services are arranged.
GUARANTEE PRE-FUNDED GOODS AND SERVICES
Applies to Professional Service, Facilities, Auto Equipment, Special Services and merchandise. Cash advance items are not guaranteed.
$25.00 and Up
ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY OPTIONS
Glueckert Funeral Home is dedicated to providing a variety of dignified funeral options that keep in mind our environmental commitment to future generations. As funeral professionals, we feel it is our responsibility to make available alternative services and merchandise that are environmentally friendly. Your funeral director can explain options to tailor a plan that fits your needs.
*Prices effective as of July 15,2015 are subject to change without notice.