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At Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, we believe that each life is unique. That's why our teams take great care to create unique funerals, memorials and burial services. We treat you with care as we guide you through an emotional experience. This compassionate and professional funeral home provides funeral and cremation services to families in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

Personalized memorial services

At Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, we are committed to building long-term relationships. Our experienced team of professionals serves all faiths in the diverse Omaha community, helping them navigate difficult decisions and educating them about funeral and cremation options.

Whether your ideal ceremony is quietly dignified with elegant touches of reverence and respect, or filled with lively moments of humor and remembrance, we help you realize that vision. After you share with us what’s important, we have a conversation about how to reflect a life. We believe every special person deserves a legacy that loved ones will cherish.

A state-of-the-art Omaha funeral home

Exterior at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral HomeSpacious and modern, Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home has updated interiors, a chapel with flexible seating for 200, as well as a smaller space for a more intimate service, a small reception or a visitation. There is plenty of room for a catered event, and it also holds the Center of Hope and Healing.

The Center of Hope and Healing is just what the name implies: a place for friends and family to gather, share and begin the healing process. Open before and after funeral services, the center seats about 75 and has a kitchenette, tables and chairs, so you can stay and visit with those you love.

Many community organizations and grief groups, including the Omaha Grief Support Network, use the Center of Hope and Healing to offer counseling and comfort to those who need it.

Here for you

Located at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. We offer quality, compassionate care and service you can trust.

Please contact us if you need help right away or would like more information about funeral and cremation services.

History

Front exterior building at West Lawn/Hilcrest Memorial PkSince 1910, Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park has provided elegant burial and memorial options for the people of Greater Omaha. Families have many interment choices at this beautiful cemetery, including the Westlawn Mausoleum. Built between 1913 and 1915, the Classic Revival and Greco-Roman building was designed by the same architect who drafted the plans for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

On May 30, 1929, the Heroism Memorial was erected at the cemetery in honor of 2 young boys who saved their mother from a fire. Omaha schoolchildren collected pennies to pay for the monument.

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home opened on the cemetery property in 1998. The funeral home and cemetery are sister locations, which allow you the convenience of handling all your funeral, cremation and burial needs.

Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park cemetery

Spread over 180 beautiful acres, the cemetery features rolling green lawns and lush gardens with flat markers and fountains. Interment choices at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park include traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment and cremation options, such as niche and burial placements. Newly opened in 2019, private family hedge estates near the historic Westlawn Mausoleum give families the opportunity to create a multigeneration memorial.

Singing Tower

Special exterior at West Lawn/Hilcrest Memorial PkBuilt in the Art Deco style in 1931, the Singing Tower is modeled after Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida. The tower sits atop a landscaped hill, on the highest elevation point in town, providing sweeping views of Omaha. Surrounded by oak and maple trees, the park-like location is ideal for the cemetery’s 8-phase cremation garden.

Garden of Valor

The cemetery opened the Garden of Valor in 2009 as a tribute to all branches of the military. The garden is surrounded by cremation benches and emblems honoring the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.

Flower placement

Ongoing maintenance of the cemetery property is a top priority. We constantly strive to make sure the grounds are well appointed and maintained. Floral tributes are beautiful additions to the memorial park and convey sentiments of love and sympathy. Westlawn-Hillcrest offers a range of floral placement plans that let you choose the types of flowers and the timing of placement, making it easy for you to honor Mother's Day, Father's Day, a birthday or every single Tuesday.

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Photos convey a lot but we welcome you to see the cemetery for yourself. Visit whenever you'd like or call to set up a guided tour. We're happy to show you around.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"Whitney was very considerate and provided options but didn't pressure us at all. She made things very easy for us. She did a great job."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"I'm not joking at all when I say that our experience was a 10 out of 10. Zach was an amazing director from start to finish. The service, the amenities, presentation the way they walked us through the entire process, and they kept in close contact regarding every aspect and went above and beyond to make the ceremony absolutely perfect!"

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August 2020

"Whitney and the entire team at Westlawn was very supportive. They were attentive to every detail from small and large to ensure Dad's celebration was perfect. Our expectations were exceeded and appreciated. Thanks!"

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August 2020

"We received excellent care in this process."

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July 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • OMAHA Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home

    Whitney M Lee

    Manager
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    Peter J Mcgilley

    General Manager
  • Marie Knecht

    Marie Elizabeth Knecht

    Funeral Director
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    Paige Rushlau

    Funeral Director
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