Traditional Service

Traditional Service

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you select.

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff



Our fee for the services of the funeral director and staff includes: staff to respond to initial request for services, arrangement conference with family or responsible party, arrangement of funeral, preparation and filing necessary authorizations and permits, recording vital statistics, preparation and placement of obituary notices, staff assistance prior to, during & following the funeral, including coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g. cemetery, crematory and others. Also included in this charge are overhead expenses related to our facility such as insurance, maintenance and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs, and equipment and inventory expense (This fee is non-declinable) This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangement you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains)




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 viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. (Treatment of autopsied remains $215)(Storage fee: $50/day after 4 days)

Other Preparation of Body



(Dressing and casketing of remains, cosmetics and preparing the deceased for viewing)
Hairdresser…$ 100
Disinfecting when no embalming…$ 300

Use of Facilities and Staff Services Visitation or Viewing



Use of facilities and staff services for visitation. Our services include set-up of visitation area, placement of encased remains, display of floral arrangements, supervision and attendance during visitation. (Legal Holidays an additional $1500)

Funeral Services



Use of facilities and staff services for funeral service in our facility or other facility. Our services include coordinating funeral arrangements, supervision of funeral and staff to attend funeral ceremony. (Saturday Overtime Charge $325)(Services beginning after Noon additional $2000)

Cemetery Service



(either chapel or graveside)
Our services include coordinating the funeral arrangement at the cemetery, supervision of the cemetery service, and staff to attend the service.

Transfer of Remains



(within 20 miles)
Add $2.25 for each mile outside 20 mile radius. Extra personnel as needed at the discretion of the director $85 each.




(within 20 mile radius & 4 hour time limit)
Add $2.25 for each mile outside 20 mile radius and $100 per hour over 4 hours

Full Services of Funeral Home and Staff for Traditional Funeral Service



This list does not include items that you may ask us to buy for you, such as cemetery or crematory services, flowers and newspaper notices. The price for those items will be shown to you on your bill or the statement of funeral goods and services selected. We may charge you for our services in buying these items. We shall not charge you any fee as a condition to furnishing any funeral goods or funeral services to a person arranging, other than the fees for: 1) services of funeral director and staff, 2) other funeral services and goods selected by the purchaser and 3) other funeral goods or services required to be purchased, as explained on the itemized statement.

Friedrichs Funeral Home | (847) 255-7800
320 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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