We pride ourselves in the attentive and respectful service we provide to you and your guests. Every family is different and have their own unique needs. So our service options are designed to support those different needs and requests.
Honoring the life of your loved one means you value the relationship you shared. We look forward to helping you decide how to celebrate that bond, and honor the unique individual you've lost. On this page we've listed some suggestions to enhance your tribute ideas. Together we will create a fitting and memorable event. Contact us today to discuss the possibilities.
At Calahan Funeral Home, Inc. we understand how important the repast is. A reception before or following a funeral service provides the opportunity to receive support for family and friends. Sharing stories and fond memories in a relaxed environment can be therapeutic for all who mourn the loss.
The repast also allows the family to provide refreshment to those who have come to show their support to your family. Our family celebration room is the ideal onsite setting for a memorable repast that celebrates the life of your loved one. We also have a staff caterer who can tailor a menu for your family’s needs.
Our staff caterer has over 30 years of experience in providing a delicious meal as well as light refreshments for family gatherings and sacred celebrations.
Let us know if it will be difficult for you to come to the funeral home to make your arrangements. We can set a time for our staff to visit you at your home to go through the arrangement or pre-planning process.
Rev. Jasper Taylor has served as our staff chaplain for 5 years. A fourth-generation ordained minister of the gospel, Rev. Jasper Taylor serves as the Executive Pastor of St. Paul and Greater Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is privileged to continue a legacy of ministry at two churches where his father currently Pastors, but also where both of his grandfathers, distinctively named Jasper, served as Pastor.
Having completed his clinical pastoral education in the field of chaplaincy at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Jasper’s experience and compassion makes a lasting impression on families as they celebrate the lives of their loved ones here at Calahan Funeral Home.
Calahan offers this new an innovative alternative to traditional cremation. The water cremation process uses liquids instead of flames, and is friendlier to the environment.
Memorial Items & Keepsakes
Calahan offers several different personalized options. Our most popular memorial keepsakes are jewelry that feature your loved one’s fingerprints and photos. However we have many other keepsake options to help memorialize your loved one. Talk with us today about what options are available.
White doves have symbolized love, peace, hope for centuries. A dove release can be arranged for your loved one’s services representing the homeward flight of the spirit and can provide a feeling of hope.
Your family photographs are skillfully blended with wonderful graphic images and music, to create an elegantly emotive cinematic video. It can be an integral part of any funeral or memorial service. After the ceremony, the video is sure to become a treasured family keepsake. And, we can make copies as gifts for family and friends.
Our Life Tributes memorial bookmarks, service programs, prayer cards, and folders can all include a favorite photo, poem or prose tribute to your loved one. With the variety available to us through Life Tributes, we can add a uniquely caring element to your service, so your guests can leave with a treasured keepsake. It’s tradition…with a twist.
The traditional newspaper obituary is quickly being replaced by the memorial website. We’ve taken the concept further than anyone else. Our memorial sites are not just a repository of family photos and videos; they’re tools for connecting with family and friends, all in honor of your loved one. We invite you to take a tour, so you can see its power to celebrate connections, honor a life, and record the love you shared.
Live Funeral Webcasting
The newest innovation in funeral service, webcasting, allows everyone you love to attend your loved one's service. A webcast is viewed live over the Internet, archived for delayed viewing, and can be downloaded to DVD for a permanent keepsake.
Learn More about Honoring Your Loved One
You knew your loved one better than anyone else. We’ve got years of experience. Together, we’ll design the perfect memorial or funeral service for your loved one. If you're ready to discuss the options, or simply have questions about our services, please call us at (773) 723-4400, or send us an email inquiry.