Upcoming Events

We are proud to be a part of your community. Below is a list of events, activities and seminars that we are involved in.

November 2020 Events

A November to Remember

Nov 12, 2020 06:30 PM to Nov 12, 2020 07:30 PM

Thank you to our Heroes!

Join us Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. for an online seminar!

Please call Doug Mark at the Funeral Home at 815-226-2273 to learn how to join us on Thursday!

December 2020 Events

Angel Hope

Dec 6, 2020 06:00 PM

This annual (national) program is held on December 6th at 6:00 p.m. every year. Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory staff members join with representatives of Rockford Memorial Development Foundation, Rockford Health Systems, Swedish American Hospital, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Haven Network and other community members for a Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony.  This event is held in the downtown river front area in Millennium Park.

October 2021 Events

A Walk to Remember

Oct 3, 2021 01:00 PM to Oct 3, 2021 02:00 PM

Walk To Remember


This Sunday, October 4, 2020, while we cannot gather in person this year, with the help of Palette of Light Photography and Film, Liz Schultz and The Haven Network, we have created a video that we know you will enjoy.


Click here for Walk To Remember 2020





Due to the Pandemic of the Coronavirusm sadly our Annual Walk to Rememer will not be held this October 6, 2020. We hope to bring this important day of remembering those we love next year October 3, 2021. 

Bricks orders have still been ordered and will be placed at the walk site. The date for this is still to be determined. Please check back Mid-September for a more accurate date.

Thank you for understanding.


Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Staff



This annual memorial walk is the first Sunday in October. It is for all parents and families who have lost children at any time, either in the recent or distant past because of miscarriage, stillbirth, infant and childhood death. It is also for those caregivers who are involved in the lives and support of these families. The walk is co-sponsored by the SwedishAmerican Foundation.

For more information, please call:
Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory
(815) 226-2273




Memorial Luminaria


 - Due to the Pandemic of the Coronavirus, sadly our Annual Memorial Luminaria will not be held in November 2020.  We hope to bring this important day of remembering those we love with our special candle light vigil next year in 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.


The Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Staff


This annual program is held in November, the Saturday before Thanksgiving and is a chance for all area residents who have experienced the death of a loved one to come together in remembrance. Families are encouraged to personalize and decorate their loved one’s luminary bag with photographs, poems, letters or any artistic decoration. The funeral home provides the bags, candles, markers, glue and stickers. At dusk the luminaries are placed outside around the funeral home followed by a memorial program honoring our loved ones.  Refreshments are provided throughout the evening. It is a very special time for reflection, sharing and remembrance.


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