Our response to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois

June 25, 2020

Hultgren Funeral Home is family owned and operated, continuing an 80-year tradition which began at our present location in 1943. The Hultgren name is devoted to serving and has always been backed by a loving family and faithful staff.


In our fight against COVID-19, Governor Pritzker has announced that all of Illinois entered “Phase 4” of restore Illinois on June 26th. We can now host gatherings of up to 50 people. This allows families to have more public visitations, memorials and services.

Here is a great resource for families going through a loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ongoing Precautions we are taking against COVID-19

Our team is taking precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. We must all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and good hygiene. We will continue to provide the highest possible level of service to our families while remembering that your health and safety, and the safety of our staff, is most important.

We at Hultgren Funeral Home are following the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, along with the City of Wheaton and DuPage County. We are also in close contact with our local churches and cemeteries, understanding that every organization still has restrictions. These are the restrictions that we abiding by:

We will continue to adapt with the help of technology

Keep in mind that you can still have funerals, burials, and cremations. But, like most everything, things are different. Here are ways we are helping families to celebrate and grieve in these uncertain times: 

For families who have lost a loved one, or that are looking to make pre-arrangements, we offer the options of online arrangements, in person visits at the funeral home or your home.  Our compassionate funeral directors have been successfully using creative communication tools for the past 90 days.

We can also live-stream any service through YouTube, so that family and friends who are not able to attend can still be a part of the ceremonies. This is a free service and a link may be shared in the obituary. Free audio or video recordings are also available.

Our online obituary is also a free service we offer.  This highly effective tool allows two-way communication. Friends are encouraged to share memories and photos.  We offer a free video as well that is shared on this page.

We can now offer public visitations or services, however only 50 people at a time will be allowed to visit with their loved ones at our funeral home. Many churches are starting to allow 50 or more people for funerals. Catholic cemeteries will now allow an unlimited number of people for graveside services as long as social distancing practices are followed. Indoor chapel services at catholic cemeteries will be limited to 25% of capacity. 

Please reach out if you have any questions and stay safe and healthy.


The Hultgren Family
Tim & Susan, Vern & Joanne




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