Funeral and cremation

Hosselton Funeral Home

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Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne is proud to provide funeral services for northern Wayne County, Illinois. For more than 100 years, we have remained committed to professional and dignified service.

Our funeral home location is just off the square in Cisne, Illinois, and is handicap accessible. It features a lounge area, 2 chapel areas that seat 175 people, and a small room available for catering or public meetings. These amenities allow you to spend quality time with friends and family while reflecting on your loved one's life.

Custom funeral tributes

At Hosselton Funeral Home we help you create personalized tributes to honor and celebrate your loved one's passions, hobbies and accomplishments. Whether you choose a traditional funeral service or a more contemporary celebration of life, we guide you with compassionate and professional service each step of the way. From photographs and keepsakes to food and music, we'll take care of all the details—no matter how big or small. In addition, we'll help you create obituaries, floral arrangements and other details, ensuring you receive exactly what you need.

As a locally operated funeral home in Wayne County, we know the needs of our community and build trusting relationships with each family we serve. Feel free to contact us for more information about our funeral or cremation services or to meet a dedicated member from our team.


Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne has provided funeral and memorial services in Wayne County, Illinois, for more than 125 years. Throughout our history, our Cisne funeral home has remained committed to the growing needs of our community and its residents.

The early days

The heritage of Hosselton Funeral Home began in 1890. W.D. DeSelms operated DeSelms Funeral Home out of a small room in the back of a store building. He sold the business to Warren Crippen, who held his first funeral on February 5, 1921. W.D. stayed on as the embalmer until Warren completed his education at Worsham's School of Mortuary in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1940, Warren purchased the Clay house, next to the store building, where our current funeral home is now located. Warren sold Crippen Funeral Home to Everett and Mabel Long in 1944, and the name was changed to Crippen-Long Funeral Home. Later the name would be changed to Long Funeral Home.

Family tradition of service

After W.D.'s death in 1947, his son, Harry DeSelms, continued in the funeral profession. Harry passed away in 1952, and left the business to his 2 sons, Gene and Vernon. Vernon would go on to pursue another career, while Gene continued to operate the family business. Everett and Mabel Long sold Long Funeral Home to Gene and Audrey DeSelms in 1971. DeSelms Funeral Home was then closed, and Gene and Audrey operated out of Long Funeral Home and changed the name to DeSelms Funeral Home.

John Hosselton, a Wayne County native, and his wife, Darlene, purchased DeSelms Funeral Home January 1, 1975. After 1 year of ownership, the name was changed to DeSelms-Hosselton Funeral Home, and a few years later, it became Hosselton Funeral Home. Throughout the years, continuous changes and improvements have allowed the funeral home to best serve our community.

Today, we are proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. John serves our Cisne funeral home as a counselor and consultant, assisting those who wish to plan ahead funeral services. Darlene is also a part of our family and serves as Administrative Assistant.

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