Neptune Society of
Chicago/Palatine, IL

“We take care of families”

Losing a loved one is difficult. Remove a great burden by making arrangements ahead of time thus giving friends and family members space and time to grieve.

Learn more about pre planning a cremation by downloading our FREE Cremation Guide. Simply fill out the form to the right for immediate access.

Cremation Service in Chicago/Palatine, IL

Chicago, IL Cremation Pre-Planning: What You Should Know

  • Cremation is Affordable
  • Prepaid Cremation Saves Money
  • Preplanning Gives You Control
  • Preplanning Provides Peace of Mind
  • Use the form on this page for a FREE cremation planning guide.

Cremation: Chicago, IL

Neptune Society provides affordable cremations and preplanning services to Chicago-area families. Over 35 percent of Illinois residents choose cremation over burial and the number of cremations is expected to increase across the state. We help Chicago families carefully consider their cremation options and plan ahead for greater peace of mind. We offer:

  • Affordable Chicago cremation services
  • Professional help with cremation preplanning
  • Financial planning with prepaid cremation plans
  • Dedicated, local professionals who guide you through the cremation process

Cremation Service Chicago

Neptune Society Chicago provides full-service cremations for the greater Chicago area. Our professional funeral directors are ready to discuss your options and guide you through planning a Chicago cremation. Chicago-area residents trust Neptune Society for their cremation planning. In turn, we are proud to serve the community that has faithfully relied on our services. Neptune Society supports the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.

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Has a loved one passed away? Get assistance now.

Coordinating end-of-life services without a pre-arranged plan is overwhelming for many families. Our caring and experienced professionals in Chicago walk you through every step of planning a Chicago-area cremation to help you through this difficult time. We handle:

  • The death certificate and cremation permit
  • Creating a Chicago cremation plan that meets your needs
  • Transporting your loved one to the cremation facility
  • Arranging post-cremation burial or scattering services

Fill out the form on the right to get in touch with a local cremation professional regarding a recent death in the family. Someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Next, gather information. Neptune Society, doctors, state agencies, and other officials will need the following information about the deceased in order to proceed:

  • Birth date and birthplace
  • Social Security number
  • Father's name and state of birth
  • Mother's maiden name and state of birth
  • Form DD-214 (if deceased was a veteran)
  • A copy of the driver's license

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Chicago, IL Veteran Cremation

Our dedicated family service representatives in Chicago are trained to answer your questions about veterans' cremations. Chicago veterans may be eligible for the following benefits through the Department of Veteran's Affairs:

  • Special honors: American flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • A credit to help pay for your Chicago cremation service
  • Interment of cremated remains in a National Cemetery

We help you navigate your veteran’s benefits eligibility and cremation planning. Contact us below to learn more.

Request Veteran Cremation Information

About Us

Thank you for your interest in the Neptune Society, America’s oldest and most trusted direct cremation service provider. Our mission is to assist families through life’s most profound event, the death of a loved one, by simplifying and customizing the process to fit each individual family’s needs. Our experienced funeral directors will assist with all arrangements, transportation of the decedent, state-required paperwork, securing certified copies of the death certificate, and even local delivery. Whether you have immediate need and a death has occurred or is imminent, or you want to preplan for the future, we stand ready to assist. Call our office and speak with one of the funeral directors. You’ll experience peace of mind knowing that your arrangements are complete.

The Neptune Society staff participates regularly in neighborhood events, community outreach programs, Wellness Fairs, Hospice Run/Walks and many other charity events throughout the year. We take every opportunity we can to educate the public on cremation, state and local laws regarding cremation, veteran and social security benefits, burial customs, scattering at sea, and coping after a loved one has died. We also provide other informative programs including speaking at VFW halls, Senior Citizen clubs, Assisted Living staff meetings, Hospice nursing groups and others who are directly related to end of life issues.

We take pride in serving our families with dignity, compassion, and understanding as they move through the transition process. As the flagship location in Illinois, Neptune Society Palatine is centrally located in the Northwestern Suburbs of Chicago and serves Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Kane, Winnebago, Ogle, Jo Davies, Stephenson, and Boone counties. We work closely with our satellite office in Downers Grove to provide excellent and efficient service, and our staff in both offices are both honored by the opportunity to serve and humbled by the trust you place in us to assist you through the profound event of a loved one’s passing.

Driving Directions:

Neptune Society is located at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Quentin Road in Palatine.

From the North: 

Exit Southbound Route 53 at Northwest Highway and travel west to Quentin Rd, approximately 3 miles.

From the South:

Exit Northbound Route 53 at Northwest Highway and travel west to Quentin Rd, approximately 3 miles.

From the East:

Travel Westbound on I-90 to Route 53 Northbound, exit at Northwest Highway and travel west to Quentin Rd, approximately 3 miles.

From the West:

Travel Eastbound on I-90 to Route 59 Northbound.  Exit at Northbound Route 53 to the Northwest Highway exit. Travel west on Northwest Highway to Quentin Rd., approximately 3 miles.

Our Office Proudly Serves the Following Areas and Counties:

*Distance restrictions may apply in some cases in some areas.

Our Team

Paula Sexton

Service Manager

Paula has been a licensed funeral director in Illinois for over 27 years and has worked at the largest funeral homes in the Chicagoland area throughout her vast history. She is very well respected among her peers and keeps up regularly with cremation and burial industry trends and insights. She is knowledgeable about many different ethnic and religious cremation customs, helps to personalize services for her family’s that request assistance, and is the recipient of numerous Service Excellence Awards. As the manager of the company’s flagship location in Chicago, she also coordinates educational public relations presentations, participates in numerous charity events and runs the day to day operations of the office. She is a graduate of DePaul University and lives with her family in DuPage County.

Sean Houi

Arrangement Counselor

Sean has been a licensed a funeral director in Illinois for 3 years and joined the Neptune Society in August of 2015. He has experience with traditional funeral homes and brings with him compassion and a willingness to make every family’s experience easier. He is a member of Heartland Community Church and serves as a Member of the Sport’s Committee for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America. He lives in Winnebago County with his family.

Julie Johnson

Office Manager

Julie is our friendly and proficient office manager. She assists our families with administrative support, document and account balance searches, scheduling of appointments, and the organization of the day-to-day events at the Palatine location. She is kind and outgoing and adds to the team immeasurably. She lives with her family in McHenry County.

In the Community

Neptune Society Palatine, IL - Visits Local Hospice and Senior Care Centers

Sedgebook Resident and Employee Wellness and Safety Fair

The Neptune Society Chicago, IL office attended the Sedgebook Resident & Employee Wellness & Safety Fair on November 5, 2015. Residents and employees were invited to visit vendor tables with information to assist in promoting health, wellness, and safety in our daily lives.

November 5, 2015 – 11AM-2PM

Shoreline Restaurant and Shoreline Lounge
800 Audubon Way
Lincolnwood, IL 60069