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5935 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60634

How much does a funeral cost in Chicago, IL?

Here are average prices for common funerals in Chicago, IL, based on our estimates. Prices will vary at different funeral homes, so it's a good idea to compare several options and ask for general price lists.

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Memorials for people from Chicago, IL

Browse a few memorial websites created for people from Chicago, IL on Ever Loved. Find obituaries, funeral details, photos, stories, and more.
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George Freeman

Jul 12, 1937—Feb 10, 2020

Chicago, IL, USA

Larry Howard

Mar 28, 1987—Feb 9, 2020

Chicago, IL, USA

Patty Marie White

Apr 16, 1976—Jan 11, 2020

Chicago, IL, USA

"Patty Marie White" Read more
Mavcha (Molly) Papadopoulos

Mar 31, 1936—Feb 5, 2020

Chicago, IL, USA

"Mavcha (Molly) Papadopoulos, nee Honick, beloved mother to Edward (Guang) and Gretchin (Phillip), passed away…" Read more
Elias Lee Espindola

Oct 8, 1963—Feb 1, 2020

Chicago, IL, USA

"Elias Espindola passed away tragically on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 56 years of age. Elias (Lee), will be…" Read more

Planning a funeral in Chicago

Chicago is home to over a hundred funeral homes, meaning you have a wide range of choices when selecting a funeral home in Chicago. When comparing them, it’s often a good idea to compare prices, reviews and locations, as well as any special focuses, if that’s important to you. In Chicago, you’ll find cremation-focused funeral homes, Asian funeral homes, Jewish funeral homes and more.

Burial is still slightly more common that cremation in the state of Illinois as of 2016, but cremation rates continue to rise and cremation is expected to be more common than burial by 2020. Cremation has the benefits of being greener, more affordable and more flexible, as there is a much wider range of locations where you can choose to scatter or bury ashes.

If you’d prefer to bury your loved one, there are many Chicago cemeteries to choose from. Consider visiting a few to get a feel for the location that you’re most likely to go back to visit.

If you’d like help figuring out what kind of funeral to plan, consider trying our free funeral planning tool for guidance.