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Celebrating Life

We thank you for allowing us the honor and privilege to serve you and your loved ones at your time of need. Our dedicated staff ensures that your family will receive the highest quality of service. We are available to speak with your family 24 hours a day.

Operated by third and fourth generation funeral directors, our family has a deepened and natural understanding of service to this community and all those whom we serve. Our history attests that we are leaders in our profession, with the highest integrity and dedication to excellence in service.

In 1908, John A. and Jean M. Tezak opened Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet, IL. Their son Richard W. Tezak along with his wife Josephine R. continued operations with their sons John F. (Judy) and Richard K. (Ellen) Tezak, current owners.

Tezak Funeral Home is known for its highly dedicated family and staff which includes:

  • John Tezak Funeral Director and Business Manager John Tezak,
  • Richard Tezak, Funeral Director and Business Manager, Crematory Operator, and Life Insurance Agent.
Additional staff includes:
  • Kenny Tezak, Funeral Director and Crematory Operator
  • Ryan Hayducak, Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Life Insurance Agent, and Certified Celebrant
  • Katie Marren, Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Life Insurance Agent, and Certified Celebrant
  • Ken Plese, Office Manager, Certified Preplanning Consultant, Life Insurance Agent, Crematory Operator and Certified Celebrant
Over 107 years and four generations of our family welcome your family as part of our own.


NFDA CANA VFMC Family Owned and Operated Illinois Funeral Directors Association