We are still open to serve you. Persuant to Governor Pritzker’s “shelter-in-place” or “stay at home” executive order signed yesterday and going into effect statewide at 5 pm today, Funeral Service Providers are allowed to continue operation. Moreover, according to guidance from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we, as Funeral Service Professionals, have been classified as “critical infrastructure workers.” According to guidance from President Trump, “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry… you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” We are honored and humbled to be able to provide our professional services to our community amid this pandemic, and we take our duty to provide our services very seriously.

Throughout the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, we have consistently operated on the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ensure that best practices are being implemented for the safety and wellbeing of our client families, our staff and their families, and the general public.

We have taken several necessary steps to continue to insure that we can safely assist you in your time of need:

  • We have placed restrictions on the length of funeral visitations. All visitations are limited to one (1) hour at this time.
  • Even before the government mandates and limitations, we had proactively limited the number of attendees to a visitation, funeral, or memorial service to ten (10) persons total.
  • We have continued to maintain a high level of cleanliness and sanitation in all areas of our operation.
  • We have continued to monitor the health and well-being of our staff.
  • We have worked with the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) to stay up-to-date on the absolute best practices to severely reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Please note the following:

  • Several area cemeteries have canceled the use of indoor interment chapels, opting to utilize only grave-side services at this time.
  • Many area churches have canceled all of their masses, including funeral masses, at this time.
  • For the health of our more vulnerable elderly population, we strongly urge that elderly persons do not come to participate in funeral services. If you have an elderly family member who is determined to pay their respects, we will try to find a way to accommodate this, such as with opening the chapel up to them exclusively prior to a visitation or by suggesting the use of video-calling or videoconferencing apps.
  • Persons who are symptomatic of COVID-19 Coronavirus or who have tested positive COVID-19 Coronavirus are requested to stay isolated and are asked not to attend a visitation, funeral service, or memorial service. If you have or suspect that you have COVID-19 Coronavirus, we sincerely wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

We will continue to follow all recommendations of the CDC and the NIH as well as the Federal, State, County, and local laws, statutes, ordinances, and orders to ensure your safety as well as lawful compliance. If the situation changes and we need to further amend our policies or implement new policies, we will notify our affected clients as well as post those changes here on our Facebook page. Please Like this page to receive relevant updates if or when the occur. The safety and health of the families whom we are entrusted to serve is absolutely paramount to us.

We sincerely appreciate your support and understanding in regards to our policy changes in these extraordinary circumstances. Thank you.

Please call us at 773-910-3400 if you have any questions or if we can be of service to you.

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Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd. is committed to compassionate, customized funeral services to meet all your family’s needs. We offer traditional funeral services, memorials, cremation and pre-arrangement planning. With over 40 years of experience, owner Barbara Marik-Baken is a licensed funeral director you can trust to provide highly personalized funeral services.

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Family owned and operated, Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd. is your trusted local source for caring, professional funeral services. We have been offering customized funeral services to the greater Chicagoland area since 2006. At Marik-Baken, we are committed to providing services that best honor the life of your loved one. Owner/director Barbara Marik-Baken applies over four decades of experience to deliver personalized funeral services that meet the specific needs of each person and family. As a full-service funeral home in Chicago, IL, Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd. offers everything from traditional services to pre-need planning. Arrangements can be made for services at the funeral home, a church or any venue that is best for your family.

Our compassionate staff offers unique funeral services that are customized to honor and memorialize your loved one. We are with you every step of the way to help alleviate stress and support you during your trying times. Whether you would like a traditional service, a memorial service, a religious ceremony or a secular one, we will walk you through the process and help you arrange a personalized service to honor the one you have lost. We offer a wide range of caskets, burial vaults, urns and mementos for all of your needs. Our dedication to caring, customized services makes us a leading example for funeral homes in Chicago, IL:

  • Owner/director Barbara Marik-Baken is a licensed funeral director with over 40 years of experience.
  • We offer traditional services, memorial services, cremation services and pre-arrangement services.
  • We can make arrangements to use our facilities or hold your services at the location of your choosing.
  • Our full service includes a wide range of caskets, urns, burial vaults and mementos for all your needs.
  • One of our caring staff members is available to answer your call 24 hours a day.

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Contact Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd. today for more information on how to honor your loved one with a customized service.

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