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1211 Plainfield Rd
| Joliet, IL 60435
Tel: 1-815-722-0524

General Price list

These prices are effective January 25, 2023 but are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those we provide to our customers.  You may choose only those items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge fro our basic services and overhead.  If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral services you selected
This fee for the basic services and overhead includes proportionate charges of the items listed below and is used when the funeral home facilities are used for preparation of memorial visitation/service only. 
  • respond to an initial request for service
  • preside over arrangement conference
  • record vital statistics with family and responsible parties
  • arrange funeral services
  • coordinate with those providing other portions of the funeral (i.e. cemetery, vault company, florist, caterer, and others as required)
  • provide aftercare services following funeral services
  • prepare and file necessary authorizations and permits
  • file death certificate and secure certified copies of the same
    prepare and place obituary notices
  • also included in this charge are overhead expenses relative to our facilities and other business expenses such as building and utility expenses, insurance, parking lot and grounds, maintenance, professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, taxes, equipment, furnishings, inventory costs, record keeping, and secretarial and administrative costs.


This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.

Receiving and forwarding

This charge includes the minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, care of remains, transportation to funeral home, crematory, or cemetery.  This charge does not include a casket, outer burial container, visitation/wake, ceremony, or shipping charges. 

embalming, casketing, dressing, cosmetics, hairstyling

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.  Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a public viewing.  If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose and arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

 $575.00 Embalming

 $675.00 Embalming for Organ/Bone Donor or Autopsied Remains

 $325.00 Casketing - Dressing - Cosmetics - Hair Styling

additional staff, services, and fees

Visitation or Viewing
Funeral Service
Memorial Service
Memorial Visitation
Committal Service

Immediate burial

This charge includes the minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, removal and care of remains, one certified death certificate, and transportation to cemetery. This charge does not include a casket, outer burial container, visitation/wake, ceremony, or shipping charges.

cremation options

This charge includes minimal use basic services of funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, removal of remains, sheltering the deceased for any required waiting period, five certified death certificates, an urn from our immediate cremation urn section, cremation permit, and crematory fee.  This charge does not include embalming, a cremation container, outer burial container, visitation/wake, or ceremony.

Cremation requires a suitable container.  If you select a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.  Alternative container encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composite materials
$65.00 Cremation alternative fiberboard box
$89.00 and up - optional cremation containers
$159.00 - Immediate cremation urn

Anatomical gift

This fee includes the minimal use basic services of the funeral director and staff, basic overhead and facilities, transfer of your loved one into our care, sheltering your loved one for any required waiting period, cremation permit, transportation to another funeral home and/or the Anatomical Gift Association (AGA) in Chicago, IL, and coordinating application and enrollment with AGA.  This fee does not include embalming, an urn, outer burial container, visitation/wake or ceremony. Cremated remains will be sent directly from AGA’s contracted crematory in a temporary cremated remains container.  Please note, delivery of the cremated remains from the AGA may take six months up to two years to receive.

home funerals 

This firm makes available home funeral options. We have staff trained as Home Funeral Guides to provide assistance with home and family-directed funerals.  A wide variety of options including home wakes, public visitations, church funerals, and graveside services may be arranged within the limited time-frame which home  funerals allow.

Washing, Disinfecting, and Posing Features
$60.00 per day
Use of Dry Ice
$150.00 per day
Special cosmetology and/or restoration when necessary
Home funeral preparation assistance
This charge includes funeral director/staff assistance moving the deceased within your home, washing, dressing, cosmetics, hairdressing, posing features, placing dry ice, and preparing the visitation area.
$50.00 per hour
Home Visitation/Wake with trained staff member present
$100.00 per day
Trained staff member on call


Payment options

We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Discover, Visa, MasterCard, American Express). 

General Price List Disclaimer
These disclosures are made in complete compliance with the requirements for disclosure as established according to guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission.  This list and its contents are the property of Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life and are provided for individual use only.  No reproduction or facsimiles of these lists in part or in its entirety can be made without the express written permission of Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life.

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You can expect that:

  • Our staff is courteous and sympathetic
  • Our facilities are comfortable and spotless
  • Our services are handled with dignity and respect
If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that specific service.

Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Rd
| Joliet, IL 60435
Tel: 1-815-722-0524
| Fax: 1-815-741-2563

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