Welcome to Gerharz-Cappetta
We are located on a picturesque and historic setting at 501 State Street in Lemont. As you cross over the bridge into downtown Lemont, the first thing you’ll see is the proud steeples and spires of our many faith communities. Gerharz Funeral Home celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2012, moving to our current location in 1949. Urban C. Gerharz, our founder, always referred to our Frank Lloyd Wright- style building as a “Home for Funerals”. Its vintage charm remains while many more convenient and modern amenities have been added to ensure your family an intimate and special experience in honoring your loved one. There is never more than one family being honored at our Funeral Home. We offer some very unique opportunities here as well; valet parking, an outdoor open-air lounge for seasonal use along with our beautifully and conveniently appointed lounge inside the funeral home. We also offer a separate sitting parlor outside of the chapel for family respite.
Mostly, we offer you a very personalized level of professional service that just isn’t that common anymore. Anthony P. Cappetta and his family have been serving the area’s funeral arrangement needs for generations. His family’s approach to seeing to every detail and accommodating every request possible remains as important now as it ever has. If you’re driving by, please stop in and we’ll be happy to give you a tour of our historic home. We’re proud to be stewards of such a significant site. We’re easy to find. Many people will tell you it’s the beautiful home with all of the beautiful beds of flowers and landscaping around it.
If you’ve suffered a loss and you need us urgently, call us at 630-257-2123. We’re there for you 24/7/365.
Anthony P. Cappetta, Licensed Funeral Director
“Over 40 active years of ministry and 10 more as a retired Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, I’ve presided at over hundreds of services at Gerharz Cappetta Funeral Home. I worked with 2 generations of the Gerharz Family before working with Tony over the past several years. This was always a professional and historic setting. Tony brought with him a very fresh approach and modernized the conveniences and amenities of the funeral home and even enhanced the charm and history. I appreciate working with him because I know everything will be done in a highly professional way. Moreover, I’ve observed Tony with families and he’s a warm and passionate director and friend who exude the real sense that he’ll move Heaven and Earth to do whatever a family would like to make their ceremony as special as he can. When you choose Tony to make your arrangements, you instantly know what a good choice you’ve made. Both Tony and this beautiful Funeral Home are very special”.
Pastor Glenn and Mrs. MariLynn Bergmark