Symonds-Madison In the News
“‘You need a big heart’ to help people in pain” – Daily Herald
“10 questions with…funeral home owner Joy Symonds” – Elgin Courier News
“Elgin funeral director goes above and beyond for veteran” – Daily Herald
“$100 to help family honor the memory of baby boy” – Daily Herald, Believe Project
“What to Say When Someone Says “Sorry for your loss” – UpJourney
“Tips to choose music for memorial events” – USA Today
“Veterans Day ceremony guests asked to think about sacrifices made by the military” – Elgin Courier-News
“The possibilities are endless: U46 eighth graders explore career options at expo” – Elgin Courier-News
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Owners Daniel and Joy Symonds are available for media interviews and podcasts to discuss the latest news in the funeral industry.
Topics of expertise include: Funeral Industry Trends, Funerals and COVID-19, Veteran Funerals, Veteran-Owned Business, Family-Owned Business, Small Business Community Engagement, and more.
Unclaimed Veteran Funerals
“Funeral for Unclaimed Veteran Wednesday” – Daily Herald
“No one should have to die alone” – Chicago Tribune
“He is Ours” – Daily Herald
“These volunteer mourners lifted up an unclaimed veteran – and themselves” – Chicago Tribune Editorial
“Operation LOVE honors late vets” – Elgin Courier-News
“Another funeral for an unclaimed vet, a chance for us all to come together” – Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune
“Veterans become funeral home’s mission” – Daily Herald
Funerals in the time of COVID-19, A difficult time made even more challenging with coronavirus restrictions, ABC Chicago
Funeral homes know procedures, seek gear, Daily Herald