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Elmwood Funeral Home 01

n March of 1989, Jim Betkowski fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening his own funeral home when he and his wife, Lu, opened the Elmwood Chapel at 11200 South Ewing Avenue on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Then, in the late 1990’s, Jim realized that many of the South East-Siders were moving to the Tri-Town Area of Northwest Indiana.  October of 1999 marked the opening of the St. John, Indiana location at 11300 West 97th Lane. In 2012 the Betkowski family opened their third location in Cedar Lake, IN.

New 7,926 sf. one-story funeral home. Wood frame with brick veneer. Drive-under canopy at the entrance that opens into a spacious lobby with fireplace. Large chapel accommodates over 200 people and can be divided to handle two visitations at one time. Arrangement room suite, large family lounge with children’s area. Business offices, public rest rooms, crematory with viewing room.