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At Marengo-Union Funeral Home in Marengo, Illinois, we create personalized memorial tributes inspired by the joys of life. Our professional team is dedicated to compassionate care and attention to detail. Whether you choose a traditional religious ceremony, a contemporary celebration of life or a cremation memorial, we can walk you through your options and create a tribute that honors your loved one's life.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Marengo-Union Funeral HomeTell us about the moments that mattered most: major milestones, favorite pastimes or a collection close to the heart. Our funeral directors take the time to listen and get to know your family. They consider your special person's personality and passions, as well as your family's traditions and budget. Then they create a meaningful memorial that brings people together to remember and reflect.

Invite guests to experience a candlelight dinner in honor of your family’s top chef. Celebrate the life of a bingo maven with a last rousing game and a prize pot split between the winner and the honoree’s favorite charity. From favorite colors to best-loved flowers, live music or friends sharing memories, whatever you envision, we can beautifully fulfill almost any final wish.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation in Marengo

Signature Dedication at Marengo-Union Funeral HomeThere are many options for cremation in Northern Illinois—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

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

  • 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.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, our sister cemeteries, Sunset Memorial Gardens in Machesney Park and Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, are among the prettiest in the area. They offer scattering, niches and other choices.

For those who wish for something more momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. Or a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

Learn more about our cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

WHV 2020 - Level 4At Marengo-Union Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously.

We are well-versed in arranging military funerals with honors and work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. We also host community events annually in honor of veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations.

With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Watch our video to learn about our veterans services.

Funeral and cremation planning in advance

Chapel at Marengo-Union Funeral HomeIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Marengo-Union Funeral Home specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family of financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

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Please reach out, day or night, if you have an immediate need, questions about planning ahead or wish to tour our funeral home. We're here for you 24/7.

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Wyatt was and is exceptional from the very beginning with having to bring my brother from Iowa and the confusion with the ME's offices and the transport to his location and caring for my brother. He allowed my family to grieve and take the time to work with them, even though I could not be there, they felt very comfortable. He was, without hesitation able to accommodate our brother's wishes by not touching his beard, to holding his services at the ranch. Wyatt and Allie attended to all details to our needs and wants for the presentation of my brother and how the services were to be held. Wyatt was there every step of the way for the rocky transport back to Mexico. Our brother is home and at rest, we could not have done it with out the help, knowledge, and support of Wyatt with his kind heart, his open mind, and his family oriented background. We thank you, Wyatt, from with our Whole Heart."

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October 2021

"My experience was excellent. Kelli Wright was very knowledgable, compassionate and professional. Her attention to detail was much appreciated during this stressful time for our family. I would highly recommend Marengo Union Funeral home. There was never any pressure to purchase any unwanted or unneeded services or products. An overall excellent experience given the emotional climate."

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April 2021

"Professional performance provided a superior, well orchestrated service!"

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August 2020

"I just am very Thankful for Abbey. There were things I didnt know about and she helped me in the biggest way!"

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July 2020

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