The American Cremation Society is a privately owned service organization with cremation services in Chicago, IL. We provide compassionate care during the most difficult times of life.

We know that when a family loses a loved one, numerous decisions have to be made quickly. This can be overwhelming. Especially for the loved ones in charge of determining whether to have a memorial service, funeral, cremation, or burial.

More and more families are choosing Chicago, IL cremation services to care for their loved one’s remains following death.


Cremation is an affordable solution that allows you to honor your loved one without the high cost of a burial. At the American Cremation Society, we will treat your loved one’s remains with respect and care. Every cremation is performed individually.

We have more than 70 years of experience in funeral services. We offer licensed funeral directors and counselors to assist you in determining which services best meet your needs.

We also offer convenience. You can complete all arrangements by telephone, email, fax, or mail. You can also visit our office.


Our professional services include:

  • Transportation from the place of passing
  • Transportation to the cemetery or crematorium
  • Assistance filing social security, public aid, veterans’ benefits, and insurance claims
  • Family consultation
  • Filing and procurement of death certificate
  • Procurement of all necessary permits
  • Placement of death notices or obituary
Our Chicago, IL cremation services include:
  • Cremation procedure
  • Temporary vessel for cremated remains


Society Plan 1 – Visitation with Cremation Rite
Includes professional and cremation services, an oak rental casket, preparation and embalming of remains, and the use of our chapel for service or visitation.
Fee: $5,515

Society Plan 2 – Memorial Cremation Service
Includes professional and cremation services, as well as a memorial service at our facility.
Fee: $3,200

Society Plan 3 – Immediate Cremation (Chicago Hospital inpatient death)
Includes professional and cremation services. Other Chicago, Cook, DuPage and Lake County deaths an additional $100. Kane, Will and McHenry County deaths an additional $400.
Fee: $1,100

Plans and pricing are subject to change without notice.