Elgin funeral home to host free planning seminar April 4

Symonds-Madison Funeral Home and Security National Life will host a free planning seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 4, at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.

Local experts will present on pain management benefits, funeral pre-arrangements, estate planning, cremation and burial.

Refreshments and lunch will be complimentary for attendees. Doors open at 10 a.m. for tours and refreshments, and the seminar will begin at 11 a.m.

"Planning ahead can bring your family peace of mind, especially in cases of unexpected tragedy," said Daniel Symonds, owner and funeral director. "Please stop by for a brief educational presentation by local experts and enjoy lunch on us. Together we can help you prepare for the future and ease the burden on your loved ones.

Expert presenters include: Glenn Cygan, Symonds-Madison Funeral Home; Liane Bania, Security National Life; Jeffrey Meyer, Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC; and Heather Dern, Transitions Palliative Care.

The presentation is purely educational, and no solicitations will be made. RSVP by phone to (847) 741-1128 is requested, but not required, to attend. Attendees can also RSVP on Facebook at

Symonds-Madison Funeral Home is proudly veteran and family owned, and has served Fox Valley families with integrity for more than 90 years.

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