About Us


For 62 years, the goal of Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations has been to provide exceptional, personalized service to every family who calls on us for help.  We offer all of the ammenties and services of a large funeral home, but are small enough to personally attend to every detail.  At Hamsher Lakeside, you will only meet with the owner, Mat Olejniczak, and have access to him 24 hours a day.

Founded in 1953 as Justen Hamsher Funeral Home of Fox Lake through a partnership between Ken Hamsher and George Justen, Mr. Hamsher purchased Mr. Justen's interest and changed the name to K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home in 1958.  Mr. Hamsher also provided ambulance service for Lake and McHenry counties for over 25 years.

Mr. Hamsher retired in 2008, with over 70 years in funeral service.  He died on June 22, 2014, at the age of 91.

Involved in the funeral home for many years prior to his retirement, Mr. Hamsher's daughters, Debbie Hamsher Glen and Sharon Hamsher Breunig took over the management of the funeral home in 2008.  They sold the funeral home to Mat Olejniczak on May 21, 2015.

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