Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations has been serving Fox Lake, Ingleside, Spring Grove, Johnsburg and McHenry since 1953. We are a family-owned funeral home here to assist you in personalizing a service that celebrates and reflects your loved one's life.

Should you have questions or need assitance while viewing our site, you are welcome to call us at 847-587-2100.  We are available to you 24 hours a day.

What the families we serve say...

My family has a long history with Ken Hamsher, both personally and professionally. Personally, Ken was the ambulance service back in the 1950s when my father was a State Trooper and my mom worked for Judge Hartigan. It was a tight community and remained so throughout the years. Unfortunately one of the first people Ken had to take care of for us was my mom's mother, who passed at 49. Since then, he and his children: Debbie, Sharon & Kirk held our families and friends hands through many losses. In Febtruary 2014, I lost my dad suddenly and unexpected, and 4 1/12 months later, I lost my mom, 10 days before Ken passed. I mention that because the staff at Hamshers were there for me and my family 100% and, though I knew about his condition, they gave their all!  I found knowing I could trust these people to work with me and that the services would be beautiful was a great weight off my shoulders. Also, I know this might sound strange but in the worst of times, congregating in a familiar, soothing, caring, place helped. Being with  family, friends, neighbors, etc. just brought more comfort, even if it sometimes reminded me of passed loved ones, it was like they were there with us. Jen put it good, they try to make the best out of one of the hardest situations we face. And they did that by true caring & compassion, doing as much of the work as possible, and walking with you through this journey. I'm very grateful to you and I hope the new owners can maintain the quality and from what I've heard, they do.

Connie Schaer

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Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


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Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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