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Every unique life deserves a unique memorial. At Bisch & Son Funeral Home in Springfield, Illinois, we create personalized funerals and cremation celebrations for loved ones from all walks of life. With a legacy of exceptional service that dates back more than a century, we are committed to providing the highest level of care possible.

One-of-a-kind funeral celebrations

We begin by listening to you. Tell us about the details that made your loved one special—a favorite scent, a cherished hobby, an unmistakable laugh—and we'll work to weave the little things into a service that reflects your loved one's life.

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.

Chapel at Bisch & Son Funeral HomeWhether 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

Signature Dedication at Palm Cheyenne MortuaryThere 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 an on-site crematory, 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.

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.

WHV 2020 - Level 4Veterans burial services

At Bisch & Son 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 have trained our staff 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.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations.

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

Planning in advance

Reception Room at Bisch & Son Funeral HomeIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Bisch & Son 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.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. We offer 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.

Let us serve you

With more than a century of tradition behind us, 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

Front Exterior at Bisch & Son Funeral HomeIn 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 E. 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

In 1982, a crematory was built on the property. It was among the first in Springfield, providing seamless care to families requesting cremation.

In 1995, a second Bisch funeral home opened on 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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Every Detail Remembered

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An experience like no other, carefully crafted by our caring planning team.

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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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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

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

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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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Unable to find an obituary?

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.

"Our experience has been of the greatest quality, from beginning to the end. Everyone was professional and answered any question completely. They explained every phase of the procedures. They were truly caring and compassionate. They took care of everything and we did not have to worry about anything, making this rough time a little bit easier to go through."

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August 2021

"The Bisch team provided exceptional care and attention to every aspect of the experience. Everyone was so respectful, accommodating, and kind at every point of contact. They really made a difficult time better."

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July 2021

"We received very good service, respect and care."

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June 2021

"Everyone was very respectful and easy to work with"

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April 2021

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