Brieske & Herdegen Funeral Home has been proudly serving Chicago for over 80 years. We will help you in your time of need. You can also contact us for all your pre-planning needs as well.
We are located in the Lakeview Neighborhood on Wellington Avenue. (Near the intersection of Southport and Lincoln).
• Large comfortable chapel
• Ample street parking
• Expert care and attention to all details
• Flowers and tribute videos available
• Family operated for over 80 years
• Se habla español
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Staff members of Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to us.
Joseph came into the family business in 1988. A 1986 graduate from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Joseph has worked with his father for many years. Joseph was instrumental in the case study along with Rush Medical Center in determining how long the AIDS virus lasts after the host dies. As a board member of FDSA from 1994-1997 he made decisions concerning the funeral industry. He took over the family business in the year 2000
Maria Santa came on board in 1996 as a part-time assistant. She has been such a major asset to the firm that she was promoted to office manager in 2003.
Maria, besides her friendly phone voice is fluent in Spanish and became a Spanish consultant in comforting and translating for our Hispanic clients.
Si necesitas comunicarte en español favor de llamar y preguntar por mi.
Brieske, established in 1912 and Herdegen, established in 1957, were merged by William P. Herdegen Jr. in 1988 when he purchased the PA Birren & Son Mortuary building on the corner of Lincoln and Southport. The merged Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home is now owned and operated by William's son Joseph. We maintain the funeral records for the George J. Westfall, Brieske, and Herdegen funeral homes.