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Since 1893, the Butler Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center group has provided families with compassionate funeral and cremation services that celebrate and honor special lives. Our professional team listens to each family’s needs and ideas, makes thoughtful suggestions and considers every detail to create memorable memorials.

With three locations, the Butler Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center group guides families through difficult times with care. Our dedicated team is here to provide support and information to help you celebrate your loved one and navigate your grief.

Communities served

We serve families from all over Sangamon County and beyond, including those who live in:

  • Auburn
  • Chatham
  • Divernon
  • Loami
  • New Berlin
  • Sherman
  • Springfield
  • Williamsville

Personalized memorials and life celebrations

Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin operated as McCullough-Delaney Funeral Home until 2005, when it became part of the Butler Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center group. A welcoming space for candle-lighting ceremonies, intimate visitations, small receptions and other gatherings, it's nestled in a quiet residential area, in a two-story white house on East Gibson Street.

At Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin, we believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. Our associates treat every family like their own, and we are committed to compassion and the highest level of excellence in everything we do. We capture the essence of your loved one to create an event that honors your special person and gives friends and family a chance to come together and remember. The team includes several certified celebrants specially trained to design unique tributes that deeply reflect loved ones’ lives.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral or modern celebration of life, a cremation or a green burial, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From casket or urn selection, to floral arrangements, music selections, decor, mementos and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

Cremation in New Berlin

Signature Dedication at Palm Cheyenne MortuaryFamilies have the opportunity to be involved in a cremation farewell at Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin. Our state-of-the-art crematory was designed for families to gather together before or after a cremation. It also allows families to be present for the start of a loved one’s cremation, if they wish.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with all the choices:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

There are many cremation providers from which to choose. Here’s what you can expect when you choose Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin for your loved one’s cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial® crematory operators in Illinois are licensed and certified by the Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Unless there are special circumstances and the family requests otherwise, only one person at a time is cremated. Additionally, the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

Celebrations at Prairie View Reception Center

Catering display at Olinger Hampden Mortuary, Cremation & CemeteryPart of the Butler Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center group, Prairie View Reception Center has been helping the Central Illinois community celebrate life’s moments since 2003. It’s located just across South Grand Avenue from Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center - Chatham.

We plan, coordinate and execute events from wedding receptions and anniversary parties to business luncheons, baby showers, proms, memorials and more. No matter what you’re planning, our comprehensive event options ensure you’ll have everything you need:

  • Elegant interior
  • Spacious reception room
  • Design services
  • Catering services, including staff
  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens and decor
  • Permanent wooden dance floor
  • Special lighting capabilities
  • Plenty of parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Come to us with an idea—or just an event—and we’ll bring it to life in a very special way.

Veterans funerals and burials

21 Homeless Veteran BurialsWe deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and feel privileged to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral and cremation services. We can arrange for an honor guard and the playing of Taps. A horse-drawn hearse is also a popular choice for veterans funerals. Our experienced funeral directors are dedicated to ensuring that every veteran is honored in a manner befitting their service and giving their families the support they need.

We believe that every military hero deserves to be buried with military honors. That’s why we take part in the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program. We also have a special relationship with our local honor guard, the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County. Many honor guards lack the funds and resources necessary for a proper military farewell, and we’re proud to help support this cause.

Farewell ride

A motorcycle hearse is an offering that speaks to those who love the feeling of the open road and the rumble of a well-tuned engine. Our motorcycle hearse can be deployed for a loved one’s journey from the funeral home or place of worship to the cemetery—but it can also be part of a final ride with friends and family. We can give everyone a last chance to saddle up and cruise through the countryside, drive along a favorite route and maybe stop at a favorite location for a round of farewell drinks.

Roselawn Memorial Park

Cemetery grounds at Roselawn Memorial ParkButler Funeral Home - New Berlin works with all Central Illinois cemeteries. However, we are closely affiliated with Roselawn Memorial Park. Located on South Camp Butler Road in Springfield, just southwest of Camp Butler National Cemetery, Roselawn Memorial Park offers a wide range of options for traditional burial and cremation, including green burials. In fact, the Butler Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center group and Roselawn Memorial Park are the only funeral homes and cemetery in Central Illinois certified by the nonprofit Green Burial Council.

Grief support and aftercare

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, and many people don’t know where to turn or how to cope. We’re here to help you during difficult times—you aren’t alone. Though the experience of grief can be very isolating, the articles in our grief library can make a difference in your day-to-day life, and families who plan services with us get access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline® (services provided by Charles Nechtem Associates) for up to 13 months after a service.

Funeral planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Butler Pet Services

PetsWe know pets can be important members of the family. Wishing to give families with beloved companion animals an option for saying goodbye with the utmost dignity and respect, Butler opened a separate division dedicated exclusively to pets in 2000. It offers cremation services, burial at Roselawn Pet Cemetery, as well as pet caskets, urns, keepsakes and grave memorials.

Lean on us

The caring and dedicated team at Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin provides exceptional, compassionate service at one of life’s most difficult times. We honor the opportunity to serve you and your family. We consider it a great responsibility when families entrust to us the care of their loved ones.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out, day or night, if we may assist with funeral or cremation arrangements in New Berlin, or if you would like a tour of the funeral home or Roselawn Memorial Park. Contact us.

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