About Ottawa Funeral Home

For over a century, Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory has provided area families with sound advice and caring service in times of personal loss. Founded in 1909 in a storefront just three blocks from our present location, the firm has evolved over the years to become the undisputed leader in funeral services in the area.

Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory's success can be attributed to our current staff, Karen and Nelson Nussbaum, Jamie Ricci, and Ryan Brooke, and those who have gone on before us. Their contributions and years of service have made Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory what it is today.

Our modern facility located prominently and conveniently in downtown Ottawa, was the first custom designed and built facility of its type to utilize an automatic sprinkler system in the event of a fire. Chapels and rest room facilities are located at street level, assuring those family and friends who may be physically challenged of easy access. In the lounge, we have a special area reserved for children complete with books and videos on the subject of the loss of a loved one.

Keeping with its progressive way of thinking, Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory is the first and only funeral home in LaSalle County to install and operate its own crematory ensuring your loved one will never leave our care. 

Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory has been presented the Pursuit of Excellence Award by the National Funeral Directors Association. This award is given to outstanding funeral homes for the services they provide.

Our promise:  A continual strive for excellence

Our commitment:  To offer the best value and personal service at your time of need.

Our Goal:  To exceed your expectations.

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