Concordia Cemetery Mausoleum & Columbarium

Concordia Cemetery Mausoleum & Columbarium Concordia Cemetery is a Non-Profit Christian Cemetery
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03/09/2022

Family and friends of Concordia Cemetery as we get ready for spring and the cleaning of grounds, we would like to encourage all to come pick up all artificial and winter decorations. We will start wreath and winter artificial decorations clean up on Monday March 21st. Anything not recovered by then will be removed and discarded or donated to St. Paul Resale.

01/18/2022

The day she dies a piece of you will die too. You’ll learn this is a piece that you cannot fill. It is a piece that cannot be replaced by anything, ever.

The day she dies you’ll stop breathing for a moment too. You’ll wonder how the world around you continues to go on.

The day she dies you’ll start a new life. Your new life will be motherless. It will be different than before, in the most painful and heartbreaking way.

The day she dies you will look around and question everything. You’ll question your faith, your last words, and every moment you spent away from her. Your questions will never be answered, but keep asking anyway.

The day she dies you’ll be in complete disbelief. You will refuse to accept this reality but it will stay with you. One day the debilitating reality will sink in. This day is just as bad as the day she dies.

The day she dies you will be frozen with heartbreak, confusion and terror. You will develop new anxieties and fears you never had before. Some days these new fears will be debilitating.

The day she dies, you become an adult. The kind of adult that doesn’t have a mother. That is a different kind of adult than before, trust me.

The day she dies you will long for her hug, her kiss, her time and her presence. This longing never goes away.

It stays with you, but so does she, because…

The day she dies you gain the most beautiful angel. You can’t see her, but she is there, just as she promised.

The day she dies you will look around and be grateful for all of the people there supporting you and helping you pick up the pieces. The people that show up are your people. Never forget the ones that showed up, they are special.

The day she dies you’ll learn that you loved so hard, so deeply, so purely, that you will now grieve hard because of that beautiful love.

The day she dies you’ll learn that she loved you beyond measure. She mothered you more beautifully than any Hallmark movie. She believed in you more than you’ve ever believed in yourself. You’ll realize that she took care of you like you were the most precious cargo on the planet, even as an adult.

The day she dies you’ll realize, without hesitation, that she was the most amazing woman you’ve ever known and will ever know.

The day she dies you’ll appreciate her more than you ever have, and you’ll pray to have her back. Unfortunately, no prayers can bring her back. No wishes can make her appear.

So when she dies, remember her smile, remember her love, and remember her life.
Never forget her and everything that she was because the day she dies, you become her legacy.

xox, Chels

Written by Chelsea Ohlemiller.
Originally published here (2019): http://hopeandharshrealities.com/the-day-she-dies/

Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. We at Concordia Cemetery thank all wh...
05/25/2020

Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. We at Concordia Cemetery thank all who served and gave their life’s.

02/13/2020
“Eastland, Chicago’s Deadliest Day” will air on channel 11 Thursday July 25 @ 8pmTwo years ago Harvey Moshman and a film...
07/22/2019

“Eastland, Chicago’s Deadliest Day” will air on channel 11 Thursday July 25 @ 8pm

Two years ago Harvey Moshman and a film crew from WTTW spent the day filming for a documentary about the Eastland disaster, the ship that tipped over in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people. They came to Concordia because 60 people from that tragedy are buried here.

In the film former general manager Gary Neubiser says a few words about how overwhelmed grave diggers were trying to bury so many bodies. Records from 1915 were filmed as well as the Degan Chime Tower and mechanism. Several headstones are also in the film.

The documentary will air several other times over a three day period

07/22/2019

For a time, eating and relaxing among the dead was a national pastime.

12/17/2018

The funeral procession made a statement about status. As years went by, the method of transportation to the cemetery changed, but it usually reflected the status of the deceased. One method before …

5K last Saturday, thank you and congratulations to all the runners
06/25/2018

5K last Saturday, thank you and congratulations to all the runners

05/02/2018

Concordia Cemetery is looking for a part time secretary/customer service representative. Hours are flexible, must be detailed oriented. Please send resume 7900 Madison St Forest Park, Illinois 60130 or email [email protected]

02/20/2018

Please remember all fall and winter decorations are removed as soon after March 1 as weather permits. If you wish to save your decoration, please remove it BEFORE March 1.

Living in Concordia is a great blessing
02/08/2018

Living in Concordia is a great blessing

Find breaking news and multimedia reporting aimed to inform and encourage conversation in Forest Park, Illinois.

11/22/2017

Today we are proud to announce that we have been chosen by the Johnson Family to continue the tradition of service that they started in 1949. With the purchase of Johnson Funeral Home, we will now not only live in, but serve the Brookfield community. We are honored to be able to continue serving Brookfield and the surrounding areas. A special thank you to John and Jan Johnson for your trust and support as we continue the Johnson family legacy.

Frank Nosek Jr., Debbie Nosek, Nina Nosek-Musser and the entire Kuratko-Nosek Staff and Family

09/13/2017

Rock of Ages

Deagan Chime system. We play the chimes every time a funeral procession enters our gates since 1931. Ask not for whom th...
09/13/2017

Deagan Chime system. We play the chimes every time a funeral procession enters our gates since 1931. Ask not for whom the bell tolls...

Forest Park Firefighters 5K run today in Concordia. Beautiful day and location for a run.
06/25/2017

Forest Park Firefighters 5K run today in Concordia. Beautiful day and location for a run.

Some pictures from this week
06/22/2017

Some pictures from this week

06/18/2017
Memorial Service
05/27/2017

Memorial Service

05/22/2017
Thanks Kevin Harnett, delightful picture
05/22/2017

Thanks Kevin Harnett, delightful picture

Bridal veil is in full bloom in our Garden of Prayer
05/17/2017

Bridal veil is in full bloom in our Garden of Prayer

More dead trees coming down, darn you emerald ash borer
05/17/2017

More dead trees coming down, darn you emerald ash borer

Beautiful
05/05/2017

Beautiful

My walk to and from work, lucky girl
12/10/2016

My walk to and from work, lucky girl

"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."

—J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of ...
12/09/2016

"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."

—J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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7900 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL
60130

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

Telephone

(708) 366-0017

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Concordia always looks perfect! Thanks for doing such a wonderful job.
I did not appreciate a race going on and being yelled at by race officials while trying to pay respect to my brother. It was very disrespectful listening to a man on a loud speaker and having teenagers bike and ride past us during an intimate moment.
REMEMBERING!! This happened THREE years ago today! Thanks, Dad!
Hello, I'd like to invite you all to like my page devoted to cemetery photography, The Cemetery Realm. Thank you kindly.
My Dad (Wally) and my stepmother (Carolyn) lived their final years with my stepsister and her husband at their home in WA. Dad and Carolyn particularly enjoyed their time in the backyard of Nancy and Cary. Nancy posted this photo today and I thought you'd enjoy seeing it. This was taken in their backyard today. NOTE: the angel (complete with wings) in the upper right hand corner of the photo, pointing at the cards. Nancy and her husband were playing cards when this was taken today. Dad and Carolyn loved to play cards! Yes, I feel they've been visiting their favorite back yard, and Nancy and Cary!
OK, I know when you see a white feather, you've been visited by an angel. That's happened to me before. NOW---yesterday, I needed to stop at McDonald's to get something to eat. After I paid, I ended up with less than a dollar left. My Dad always taught us that you NEVER go anywhere with less than a dollar in your pocket. Even though Dad died in 2006, I still think of him and all he taught me. So, I just said "Dad, I have less than a dollar left. I know you'd be angry but I know you'd want me to eat, too"! I went on to work, then went home for the evening. Everything was normal. BUT, when I opened my door this morning, there at my foot--right at the doorstop--was a crisp, brand new, $1. Thanks for watching over me, Dad!
Twice a year, I take a trip to Concordia and Forest Home, in order to pull the weeds from around the family stones, While I'm there, also talk to all of those buried in our plots. Crazy? Maybe, but it makes me feel very special. Then, I take a photo of my job. I SWEAR, this "ANGEL" was not there when I photographed it! MOM? Would like to think so! This is right where she is buried in the Fleischer plot! I took this photo too early for lots of sunshine, but didn't use a flash, either.
How could I resist sending to you? Thought you'd enjoy!
Hope you have this sign on Concrodia Cemetery gate! Put it in German--drive everyone crazy! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :-D "On 10/31 the cemetery will be closed due to a company outing" rofl
Hi. I heard your having an Eastland anniversary event this weekend.

Can I get details?
OK, I know when you see a white feather, you've been visited by an angel. That's happened to me before. NOW---yesterday, I needed to stop at McDonald's to get something to eat. I ended up with less than a dollar left. My Dad always taught us that you NEVER leave the house with less than a dollar in your pocket. Even though Dad died in 2006, I still think of him and all he taught me. So, I just said "Dad, I have less than a dollar left. I know you'd be angry but I know you'd want me to eat, too"! I went on to work, then went home for the evening. Everything was normal. BUT, when I opened my door this morning, there at my foot--right at the doorstop--was a crisp, brand new, $1. Thanks for watching over me, Dad!