Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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I would like to thank Lakeview Funeral Home for compassionately caring for us at the death of our uncle and friend. They were attentive to each of our needs, promptly answered all our questions and gingerly cared for our loved one who passed away. In addition, they hosted both an in-house funeral service (congruent with current pandemic restrictions) and an on-line service for all of us to support each other. Big thank you to Tristan, Diane and all the Lakeview staff. Lynn


January 28, 2021

Thank you so much to Tristan and the staff of Lakeview Funeral Home for the outstanding support they provided to my family during our time of great sorrow. My Mom passed away Oct 20 and we were in need to conducting her funeral just two days later due to the escalation of the COVID virus. I expect complete chaos, but instead the polar opposite occurred as we held a beautiful and respectful service and Mass for Mom. I am grateful for the attention and help LVFH provided.

John Huffman

November 22, 2020

I was very Happy with the services I received from Lakeview Funeral Home, the staff very all very considerate of my needs and respectful of my Partner during the process. The quick response during the initial contact and follow up after the services was very helpful.

Gerald McLaughlin

October 21, 2020

Tristan and his staff were very helpful to all our families ( the nephew and nieces of Morrell McKenzie Shoemaker Jr.). We appreciate your professionalism and kindness in dealing with our Uncle's final journey. Chicago was in his DNA and we are glad that you were there when he needed you as true Chicagoans. Thank you. Tom Hage October 2020

Tom Hage

October 19, 2020

Tristan and his staff at Lakeview Funeral Home were so kind and helpful. They helped me plan a simple service for my Mom. The funeral home is very clean and welcoming and they respond to calls quickly. They provided us with Pastor Kelly who gave a heartfelt sermon based on stories that I provided and my family absolutely loved her! I would recommend this facility to anyone that is looking for support during the sad time in their lives.

Genevive Huerta

October 17, 2020

My first experience with Lakeview Funeral Home was a very comforting one. My brother had passed away at a young age. Our family tried to heal but the devastation we felt was inconsolable. We learned of Lakeview Chapel’s grief groups and started attending. We met other families that had lost their loved ones that were young, too. The group facilitators were amazingly sensitive and helpful. Years later, actually last August, I used their services again for my father’s ‘Celebration of Life’ service. They are very professional with just the perfect amount of warmth and tenderness. The chapels are clean and very inviting. I dealt with Tristan the most and he was wonderful. He took care of everything but Chris was equally as warm and friendly. I recommend putting your heart in their hands like my family did

Sheila Musker-Lovett

January 29, 2020

Tristan was very helpful in our of loss. This was my first experience with coordinating a funeral/service. They were able to handle all the little things for my family and myself. Great communication if I needed some questions answered. Thanks You

George Nukuto

January 22, 2020

We visited Lakeview Funeral Home prior to our mother's passing and found it to be clean, spacious and accommodating. It made the transition smooth since our mom was home hospice. They responded promptly to pick up our mother which was very late evening. They walked us through all the steps in a very patient professional manner, answered all our questions and everyone we encountered was kind and patient with us. We really appreciate the service they provided. Thank you!


January 18, 2020

Losing our mother has been very difficult but the kindness, compassion and patience Lakeview Funeral home has shown to my family and I has helped us immensely. Tristan and Arturo have been wonderful since day one and we are truly grateful for the care and patience they have given us.

Evelyn M

January 16, 2020

Both my aunt and brother passed away and you handled both. My aunt passed away over a year ago. We had no idea that she had some personal belongings that my brother was to handle. Tristan contacted us to advise us of her belongings and immediately mailed them out to us. This item had much sentimental value to us which we really appreciated it. Thank you for all you have done for us in both of these passings.


January 16, 2020

In our time of grief with the loss of our stillborn son, we were fortunate to have found Lakeview Funeral Home and the supportive services provided by their funeral directors, especially Tristan. Thank you LFH for your care and consistency during a very volatile time in our lives. Best regards, Tom and Caitlin (for baby Gabriel).

Thomas Kim

January 14, 2020

Special thanks to the whole staff at Lakeview Funeral Home. They guided us through a difficult time with compassion and transparency, answering all of our questions with empathy and giving us clear choices on every detail. Thank you for everything.

Todd Kurisu

December 05, 2019

When my aunt passed away I was faced with planning her funeral in Chicago when I live over five hundred miles away. Tristan at Lakeview was able to handle all the details through email and over the telephone. When our family arrived in Chicago, all the arrangements had been completed. The funeral went exactly according to my aunt's wishes, and I am very grateful for the caring services provided by everyone at Lakeview Funeral Home. Thank you to everyone.

Susan Ugai

October 30, 2019

During times of grief it’s comforting when you are supported and treated like family. Everything was taken care of and we were able to focus on our family. Thank you to the Wonderful and professional people at Lakeview Funeral Home.

Anna Reitenbach

October 24, 2019

Losing my twenty nine year old son is the most devastating event in my life. I wanted a celebration of Life ceremony and I was embraced with a sense of comfort and compassion that helped me to plan this painful event. The celebration was a positively overwhelming and powerful experience thanks to everyone at Lakeview. I thank them all on behalf of me and my family.

Andre Nickerson

August 11, 2019

It's been several years since we had services at Lakeview, but I was reminded recently of how professional and compassionate they are, and the experiences we had with them were all wonderful and made everything so much easier to deal with. They truly strive for excellence and stand out as far as the level of precision and care in the services they offer. I would recommend them to anyone in the city seeking the top level of care from their funeral service provider.

Phoenix McCain

July 08, 2019

Thank you to everyone at Lakeview funeral home. Losing a Mother is extremely difficult but having the services handled with kindness and professionalism made it a little easier. Thank you. Anthony Carlos

Anthony Carlos

May 16, 2019

I already had my Mom's arrangements with Lakeview, and it was a pleasure to have someone so patient, kind, and understanding to help me with the unexpected death of my brother. I had to have my brothers body picked up in 2 hours, and to my surprise, Lakeview Funeral Home did just that, even in less time. Having never had to arrange a funeral before, John Kleppe made every step of arranging, picking up my brothers body, and just informing my family and I of things that we never knew when planning an expected funeral, more comforting, and taking the stress away. My brother's daughter, being that she was/is the next of kin, who lives in Florida, had to make the final decisions, and John keeping us appraised of what had to get done immediately to get things moving, made it comforting. My niece opted to go with a visitation service held right at the funeral home, everything we needed was right there, the only thing we had to get was food. The whole staff was unbelievably kind, considerate and patient. When the time comes for my Mom, I know my mind will be put at ease knowing a staff like that is there to help me. A million thanks. April Baxter

April Baxter

May 07, 2019

I was very pleased with and thankful for the kindness and professionalism shown to me and my family by the Lakeview Funeral Home during this very difficult time. From the very early interactions with the employees (whose names I have unfortunately forgotten) to the planning and organization of the viewing and the services at church and in the cemetery chapel, everyone was compassionate, sympathetic and accommodating to our needs. I dealt mostly with Tristan Jardee who kept in contact with me during the process. The facilities, including the viewing area and the refreshment kitchen, were very clean and there were many kitchen articles available for use. The placements of the floral displays were well done throughout the room and the staff was very helpful when we made arrangements to pick up the flowers. I would highly recommend using the Lakeview Funeral Home. It’s a facility we and friends have used in the past and everyone had been impressed with their competence and professionalism and grateful for their care and understanding.

Barbara Campos

May 06, 2019

I have nothing but praise for how Lakeview Funeral Home handled the services for my late husband. They were extremely professional and made this most difficult situation as comforting as anyone would want. I had interactions with a few of the employees, but worked most closely with Tristan who was an immense help and a blessing to have around. I would highly recommend Lakeview Funeral Home to anyone who has the unfortunate task of requiring these services. I will always be grateful for all that they provided.

Karen Van Cleave

May 01, 2019

Everything was perfect. Our family cannot thank Tristan, Willie and everyone at Lakeview enough for the job they all did for my mothers service. They made a very tough time a lot easier with thier kindness, their caring, and their patience. From the rooms upstairs to the kitchen area downstairs the funeral home was very clean and we had plenty of room. The casket and the flowers were perfect. The funeral procession from the funeral home to the church to the cemetery on the south side was flawless. Thank you for everything during a very difficult time.

Greg Daker

April 25, 2019