About

Located in Springfield, Illinois, Bisch Funeral Home dates back more than a century. Welcoming people from Sangamon County and beyond, our team of funeral professionals is experienced in helping families create memorable funerals and cremation memorials for their loved ones. We are committed to providing the highest level of personalized service and compassionate care possible.

Accommodating spaces

Lobby at Bisch Funeral HomeFrom the moment you step into our funeral home, you are met with a welcoming, bright and open entryway. Our single-story building is wheelchair accessible and includes custom woodwork throughout. The funeral home has a formal chapel with flexible seating, and our great room is the perfect space to host a catered reception before or after a service.

Whether you want to design a custom menu or prepare family recipes, we offer an extensive selection of catering options. From a breakfast buffet to a cocktail hour to a seated dinner, our professional staff takes care of every detail.

Learn about our catering and reception services.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Chapel at Bisch Funeral HomeAt Bisch Funeral Home, we believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. We will 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.

Perhaps it’s a lively game of bingo for your beloved bingo fan with proceeds going to charity or a hot rod procession to the cemetery for the gearhead who spent his life behind the wheel. Our attentive, experienced team is here to turn inspiration into reality.

Whether you wish to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation in Springfield

There are many options for cremation in Springfield—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. Plus, our sister location on East Allen Street has an on-site crematory.

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.

For those who wish for something more momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. 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 3At Bisch Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. 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.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Bisch Funeral Home offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Planning in advance

Arrangement room at Bisch Funeral HomeIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Bisch Funeral Home 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 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.

Here for you

Thank you for considering Bisch Funeral Home for your funeral or cremation needs. We're here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information on planning ahead.

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History

In 1896, Charles T. Bisch, a local funeral director and carpet store owner, started the Charles T. Bisch Funeral Service on 6th Street, north of Washington Street, in Springfield, Illinois. As the business grew, he established a funeral home in the Lincoln Home area at 8th and Capital streets, where he worked with his son H.P. In 1950, Charles, H.P. and H.P.’s son Phil Bisch III opened Bisch Funeral Home at 505 East Allen St. It was Springfield's first business dedicated entirely to funerals.

The funeral home has two large chapels, arching doorways and some eclectic furnishings purchased by Charles T. Bisch during the Chicago World’s Fair in the early 1900s.

Growth and expansion

Reception room at Bisch Funeral HomeIn 1982, a crematory was added to the East Allen Street location, providing seamless professional care to families requesting cremation.

Our location, on South Koke Mill Road, opened in 1995 to serve Springfield’s growing west side. This location offers single-level access, a formal chapel and a large great room that can be divided into smaller spaces. The funeral home has custom woodwork throughout.

Moving into the future

In 1997, Phil’s sons Derek and Phillip Bisch IV, representing the fifth generation of the Bisch family, joined their businesses with the Dignity Memorial family of funeral and cemetery providers. With the unmatched benefits of the network, our commitment to service excellence continues to this day.

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Remember the one you love

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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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"We used Bisch with our father 15 years ago and Phillip was very kind during that time which is why we used Bisch again for our mother. We received the same excellent care again during a very difficult time."

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August 2021

"We really felt blessed to have them in our corner and all their efforts made a stressful event go very smoothly."

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July 2021

"Jim is an OUTSTANDING individual! An EXTREMELY PERSONABLE and CARING person! We had an extremely outstanding experience with Bisch Funeral Home!"

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May 2021

"We recently had services for my father and everyone was so kind and professional at Bisch West. Jim took care of all our needs and was very easy to work with."

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April 2021

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