Veteran Funeral Services

Veteran Funeral Services

In addition to our traditional funeral service options, we offer affordable funeral services for those who have made a great sacrifice in their service to our country. At Schildknecht, we take pride in providing veteran’s funeral services to the heroes of the community and their families. It is our way of giving back and showing gratitude for the freedom that we enjoy every day in this great nation.

By making ourselves available to the community at all times, we are hoping to establish a trusting relationship with families. Part of this commitment involves providing resources to not only those that we presently serve, have served in the past or are going to serve in the future. It is our goal to give all families access to information that can help them make end-of-life decisions for themselves or their loved ones. If what we do suits your needs, we are always happy to hear from you and willing to help.

Everyone at Schildknecht Funeral Home truly believes that veterans are heroes, and should be treated as such when they pass. Each veteran has a different story that should be remembered and celebrated, which is why Schildknecht Funeral Home is deeply committed to providing affordable veterans funeral services to the families of O’Fallon, Illinois.

Has a veteran in your family passed away?

If you have recently lost a veteran, please accept our deepest condolences. Schildknecht Funeral Home can provide you with honorable and affordable veterans funeral services. Any time a death occurs there are many emotions to process, so we want to assure you that Schildknecht Funeral Home is here to assist you and your family with securing military burial benefits for your loved one. When looking for affordable veterans funeral services, we want you to know that our staff is both qualified and committed to providing the highest quality military honors and funeral services.

Schildknecht Funeral Home understands that many people are concerned about the rising costs of traditional funerals. We recognize that some people who would choose burial are choosing alternative options, due to financial reasons or otherwise. Our affordable veterans funeral services allow families to have the benefits of a traditional funeral service for an affordable price.

Cemetery Location for Our Veterans Funeral Services

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs on the former site of Jefferson Barracks. It covers 331 acres and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Make sure your loved one rests at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, along with thousands of other fallen heroes. If you have any questions about affordable veterans funeral services, please give us a call at 618-632-3713. You can also send us an email through our online contact form, or even come by and see us in person.

We truly pride ourselves on being an affordable funeral home and welcome you to take some time to look through our website so you can get to know us better. It’s important to know as much as you can about our O’Fallon funeral home before making the decision to say goodbye to your fallen hero with us.

If you are in immediate need please remember that we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to your call, or answer your questions. Call us right now at 618-632-3713.


Our Affordable Veterans Funeral Services

Schildknecht Funeral Home has been helping families plan veterans funeral services for years and we will be here to guide you every step of the way. What Schildknecht Funeral Home, there will be no charges for opening or closing the grave, grave liner, or setting the marker in a national cemetery? We offer affordable veterans funeral services and military preplanning services for Air Force Personnel, Military Personnel, Retired Military Personnel and Active Duty Personnel.

When arranging for veterans' burial services, you can rely on us to complete all the necessary paperwork involved in obtaining the military death and burial benefits that are available. These can include:

  • Burial Flag
  • Headstone or Marker
  • Burial in a National or State Veterans Administration Cemetery
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate

We will also handle every detail of making funeral arrangements for veterans including: answering questions about military protocol, making sure that legal requirements are met and providing the equipment, facilities, and technical services needed. Call us to learn how we can work together to pay tribute to your veteran.

Veterans Cremation Services

At Schildknecht Funeral Home we truly believe in honoring fallen heroes, which is why we offer affordable veterans funeral services and veterans cremation services. We owe a lot to the people who fought for our country and making sure that they receive the highest quality of after life care is of paramount importance to us.

The dedicated staff at Schildknecht Funeral Home are here to make sure that your loved one receives only the best after life care, and that your veteran's cremation services are carried out with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Veterans Cremation at Schildknecht Funeral Home

There is a lot to know when it comes to veterans cremation services, which is why we want to make sure that you are well educated about your options and have all the information that you need.

Did you know that in the United States veterans are entitled to be buried or have their remains interred in any National Cemetery that has available space at no charge? That means no worrying about the cost - which will allow your family to focus on healing. As for their final resting place, we are fortunate enough to use Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, which means that your loved one will rest with thousands of other fallen heroes.

There are also burial benefits available that include opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to your family. You should also know that some Veterans may be eligible for Burial Allowances.

Deciding on cremation services does not affect the burial benefits of your loved one

A lot of families do not consider cremation services because they think that these benefits will no longer apply, but that is not the case. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains, so if cremation is what your loved one would have wanted, you can honor that wish. There really are a lot of things you need to know about veterans funeral services, and to find out more we recommend you visit: www.cem.va.gov.

If you have any questions about veterans cremation services, please give us a call at 618-632-3713. You can also send us an email through our Get in Touch form below, or even come by and speak with us in person.

We truly pride ourselves on being an affordable funeral home and encourage you to look through our website to get to know us. It is important to know about our O’Fallon funeral home before deciding to say goodbye to your loved one with us, and we know that once you do you’ll be confident that we are the right choice.

We also want to remind you that if you are in immediate need, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us right now at 618-632-3713.


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Schildknecht Funeral Home & Cremation Services

301 S. Lincoln Avenue
O'Fallon, IL 62269

PHONE: (618) 632-3713

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