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

Our History

For over 50 years, the Burke family – three generations of us, in fact – has committed itself to experienced, compassionate service to families throughout Northern Illinois and beyond.Our father, Gene Burke, and his partner Orrie Tubbs founded Burke-Tubbs Funeral Homes in 1953. Today their legacy of service lives on with two fine facilities in Freeport and Forreston. That’s where you’ll find us, owners John and Bob Burke but operating a funeral home is more than a business. We’re the first phone call made when a loved one passes on.

Our services are required at a moment’s notice, day or night – or even years ahead, in the case of pre-planning. We provide a final, fitting tribute to the deceased while offering comfort and clarity to those who live on. It’s an awesome responsibility, one we accept with respect and pride. We welcome your inquiries and stand ready to be of service. In difficult times, one turns to family..