About Us

Here are Some Important Considerations and Characteristics That Make Us Unique…

Family Owned and Operated in O’Fallon, IL. Not all firms can say this and we proudly remain independent. Cremation Services of Metro East and Schildknecht Funeral Home family and associates believe that we are accountable to you, not far away stockholders. We are able to listen to members of our own community and deliver what they want. We don’t have to take directives from out of town bosses who don’t understand our community. We respect your right to choose without undue influence and believe the most valuable asset we have is our reputation. Every staff associate is expected and empowered to serve your family well in a kind and gentle manner, with dignity and respect.

Meaningful and Personalized Tributes Our services are offered in a warm and caring atmosphere by kind professionals who listen, suggest, organize and carry out ceremonies that will be comforting to all
those who attend.

Options Because of our staff and facilities, we can provide more options than other firms. We also offer packages of these options for your convenience and ease of mind. Naturally, we also help create custom arrangements of services based on what is important to you and your family.

Price and Value We understand that you only have one opportunity to celebrate and recognize the life of your loved one. We also feel we have only one chance to perform our work sensitively and correctly.
Since 1949, the Schildknecht family have been adhering to the highest standards of service. Some funeral homes will offer slightly lower prices, but cut corners with staff, facilities, and procedures. We attract and retain the best staff possible and our associates provide consistently outstanding care to those we are privileged to serve. Our facilities are a mix of new and renovated buildings and provide warm, appropriate settings for a variety of ceremonial choices. During some of the most difficult and painful times in your life, it pays to choose the very best.

After the Funeral Some funeral homes believe that when the services are over, their job is done. We hope you look to us for continued care if you need additional assistance.  Our annual Open House and Memory Tree program offers an opportunity for honoring your loved one and helping you cope throughout the grief process. We offer practical information to assist with the array of details that follow a death. We simply ask you to let us know, as you need additional assistance.

Our Guarantee to You Our fair prices represent the best value in the area. Our staff is courteous and sympathetic. Our facilities are comfortable and spotless. Our ceremonies are handled with dignity and