History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Since 1905, Parkside Chapels & Cremation Services, Kowske-Wolowiec Funeral Directors, Inc. have provided families in the Chicagoland area with the very best in services and facilities. If your family prefers a traditional service with the comfortable atmosphere of our funeral home, you will find it with us. If a more casual service in an intimate setting is preferred, you will find that too. Whatever your wishes, they can be fulfilled in a way which creates a truly memorable service and offers real comfort for family and friends.


Our Valued Staff

John Wolowiec

John Wolowiec


Jeff Wolowiec

Jeff Wolowiec, President / Funeral Director


Ms. Andrea Estrada

Ms. Andrea Estrada, Adminstrative Assistant

Andrea recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BFA in Studio Arts. Having always been incredibly interested in funerary practices stemming from ancient cultures, she decided to utilize the creative and technical skills garnered from her art practice and apply them to a field that felt truly fulfilling. She hopes that her artistic background, along with many years of customer service, will help bring fresh perspective into the funeral industry.