Direct Cremations from Olson Funeral Home
If you have recently lost a loved one whose wishes were to be cremated, Olson Funeral Home and Cremation in Rockford IL can help you arrange a cremation without leaving your home. Thanks to Olson Funeral Home’s partnership with SimpleCremationOnline.com, you no longer have to run around town during an already stressful time in order to arrange for cremation.
SimpleCremationOnline.com will notify Olson Funeral Home’s professional staff of your loss, and they will promptly arrive at the place of death to transport your loved one with dignity. Transportation occurs only with Olson Funeral Home’s well-maintained, secure vehicles that have a unique platform to ensure safe, proper transport.
A family member of the deceased will be able to identify them using the innovative, unique, secure Posi-ID Portal feature of the SimpleCremationOnline.com website. Using this online method allows you to avoid a physical visit and ensures you receive the correct remains of your identified loved one.
As an independently owned funeral home, Olson Funeral Home and Cremation is accountable to its customers, rather than shareholders. The compassionate funeral directors are non-commissioned, so families may make decisions without feeling pressured. Olson Funeral Home recognizes that each person is unique, and so endeavors to help families create individualized memorial experiences to celebrate the life of their departed loved one. Please call us at (815) 981-8681 so we may guide you through your arrangement and memorial options.
Looking for trusted funeral and direct cremation services near you? Olson Funeral Home and SimpleCremationOnline.com are here to comfort and advise you throughout every step of the process. Serving Rockford IL and all surrounding towns and communities.
Affordable Cremation Services Winnebago County, IL
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Cremation Service Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park
Olson Funeral Home has a long history in Winnebago County. Olson Funeral Home was founded by Nels Olson, who had emigrated from his home country of Sweden to the United States in 1868. In 1888, he and his family moved to Rockford and he took a position as funeral director working for a Mr. Ugarf, one of the first funeral directors in Rockford. He worked with his sons to found their own business, and the Olsons have serviced the residents of Winnebago County ever since.
The venerable funeral home offers traditional funeral services including interment, cremation, entombment, florist services, hospice services, and much more. The Olson family does its best to ensure the comfort of every family in their time of grief.
Cremation Services in Winnebago County, Illinois
An increasingly popular option, direct cremation has a great deal to offer in various ways. This process refers to the cremation of the remains soon after the body is delivered to the crematory, without a viewing or traditional funeral service. Sophisticated identification checks remain in place throughout this process until the ashes are presented to the family. Cremation costs are considerably more affordable than those of a traditional funeral, burial, and graveside services. If the family wishes, a memorial service can be held afterward in order to allow friends and loved ones to pay their respects to the departed. A variety of urns is also available. Cremation is also considered more ecologically responsible than a traditional burial.
Olson Funeral Home offers a variety of options. Olson Funeral Home’s representatives can help family members discuss these and other options, including interment in a niche or entombment within a mausoleum.
Olson Funeral Home Rockford IL, serves the whole of Winnebago County, including Rockford, Loves Park, and Machesney Park, Illinois.
Cremation Rockford, IL
County Seat of Winnebago County, Rockford is located in far northern Illinois, hard against the banks of the Rock River. The area was first settled between 1834 and 1835. Its location between Chicago and Galena made Rockford an ideal area for industry, and it later became a major producer of heavy machinery and tools.
Rockford has long been a tourist attraction due to its historical architectural features. The city boasts the Lake-Peterson House that was built in 1973; The Erlander Home Museum built in the 1890s; the Coronado Theatre, a classic Art Deco building; and many others.
The picturesque and beautiful Rock Cut State Park is one of Rockford’s many outdoor attractions, as are the Anderson Japanese Gardens, Kiehm Arboretum, and Botanic Garden.
Loves Park Cremations
Loves Park, Illinois sits astride Boone and Winnebago counties. It is a thriving city of nearly 24,000 people and is located in east-central Winnebago County. The city began as a private 236-acre estate purchased by prominent Rockford manufacturer Malcolm Love. This property was originally used for parties and other social gatherings; it was quickly nicknamed Love’s Park. It became the City of Loves Park in 1947, with a gradually growing population of 4,500. Loves Park is home to a state park, as well as a number of thriving businesses. It’s considered primarily an industrial city, although there are some attractive physical features.
Machesney Park Cremations
Machesney Park is located north of Loves Park in Winnebago County. It has a population of nearly 24,000 people and it is considered a suburb of Rockford. Founded in the 1920s, the town is connected to and named for Machesney Airport, founded by Fred Machesney, a barnstorming pilot. The town is known for a famous flight undertaken from Rockford to Sweden in 1928.
Today, the Machesney Park Mall stands where the airport once was; this includes a display of Fred Machesney’s historic airplane. In 1981, Machesney Park officially became a village.
Other towns in Winnebago County serviced by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services include Benson, Burritt, Cherry Valley Village, Durand Village, Harlem, Harrison, Kishwaukee, Lake Summerset, Laona, New Milford Village, Owen, Pecatonia Village, Rockton Village, Roscoe Village, Seward, Shirland, South Beloit City, and Winnebago.
Cremation Services DeKalb County, IL
We are also available to help you make special tribute or memorial arrangements and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you at any time. Please call us at (815) 981-8681.
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Cremation Service Sycamore, Genoa and DeKalb, IL
With a lineage in funeral services dating back to 1888, the Olson family own and operate one of the most reliable and longest established businesses in the Rockford area. While times have changed since then, the dedication and professionalism of this company remains. Olson Funeral Home has managed to maintain its high standards while incorporating new ideas and the latest technology into the business.
As experts in direct cremation, Olson Funeral Home offers a variety of options to suit individual needs and preferences. As direct cremation becomes increasingly popular, the advantages are clear, including affordability, environmental benefits, simplicity, and expedience. In addition, personalized memorial services can still be included after the cremation, allowing loved ones to grieve in a way that is both personal and profound.
With cremation costs, there are none of the extra costs to consider that are associated with more traditional funerals, such as caskets, embalming, headstones, and the purchase of a burial plot. These can significantly add to the overall cost. The only extra to be considered is an urn or container in which to keep the remains, and any costs of an optional post-cremation memorial.
Sycamore, IL Cremations
Olson Funeral Home is proud to serve many locations, the most prominent being Rockford, but Sycamore, Genoa, and DeKalb are all within their catchment area.
The present-day town of Sycamore started off in 1835 with one cabin, owned by a Carlos Lattin, who staked a claim covering most of the west side of town. More buildings followed, but it wasn’t until the arrival of the railroad after the Civil War that the population swelled.
In 1962, one townsperson developed a love of carving pumpkins and proudly displayed them on his front lawn. This developed into the annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival that today attracts tourists from all over the state and further afield. The town is also able to boast some fascinating architecture found in the Sycamore Historic District.
Cremations in Genoa
Originally built to serve the historic Galena-Chicago stagecoach route, Genoa can be found in the northeast corner of the county. Founded by Thomas Madison, it was named after the Genoa area in New York. Today, the town boasts a regular farmer’s market and car show.
Genoa Township has two cemeteries — Genoa Cemetery and Noa Cemetery. The township has no less than three airports and landing strips — Richard C. Watson Airport, Aero Lake Estates Airport, and Ramme Airport. It is a part of the Genoa-Kingston school district. This district has three public elementary schools, a public middle school and public high school; Genoa-Kingston Middle School and Genoa-Kingston High School respectively. Also in the township of Genoa is the unincorporated town of New Lebanon.
DeKalb, Illinois Cremations
This city shares its name with the county of DeKalb, and it is named after the war hero Johann De Kalb, who died during the American War of Independence. The area comprises some forty-four parks that cover seven hundred acres. It is also home to the respected Northern Illinois University, which is the largest employer in the area.
Also within DeKalb County and served by Olson Funeral Home are the towns of Afton, Brush Point, Clare, Clinton, Coltonville, Cortland Town, Esmond, Fairdale, Franklin, Genoa, Herbert, Hinckley Village, Kirkland Village, Kingston Village, Lee Village, Malta Village, Maple Park Village, Mayfield, Milan, McGirr, Milan, Pierce, Rollo, Sandwich City, Shabbona Village, Somonauk Village, South Grove, Squaw Grove, Waterman Village, and Valley View.
DeKalb has contributed several notable persons of interest over the years, with perhaps the most famous being supermodel Cindy Crawford. Other well-known people include actor Richard Jenkins and actor Barbara Hale.