During this time, we are taking the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak very seriously and our top priority is keeping the families we serve and our staff members safe. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facility and ensures we are all following recommended healthy habits.

The CDC and The National Funeral Directors Association, along with our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow. 

With respect to State of Illinois Guidelines, during this time social distancing and face masks that cover the mouth and nose are required upon entry.

Precautions that will need to be followed include: wearing a face mask covering the mouth and nose, staying home when sick, proper hand washing for 20 seconds, covering coughs and sneezes, use of hand sanitizer and social distancing of six feet. 

We are also requesting that children do not attend any service to ensure they are protected. The elderly are also encouraged to consider refraining from attendance as they are among the most at risk.

For your convenience, funeral arrangements can be made via phone or email. If you prefer to come to the office, please call ahead to make funeral arrangements at a scheduled time with the funeral director.

Please be aware there may be some delays with securing certified death certificates and cremation permits, due to closures at some government offices. 

Please consider expressing your condolences in other ways: loving words and a warm smile are as meaningful to the family as a traditional handshake or hug. Instead of attending funeral services consider: a heartfelt call, sending a sympathy card with a personal message, plant, flowers, food or a gift certificate from a local restaurant. 

To assist you with these other options, here are some local restaurants that may be of help should you choose to send food or give a gift certificate.

* Club 81Too: 13157 S Avenue M, Chicago, IL 60633, (773) 646-4292 (gift certificate or delivery)

* Los Cantaritos: 13343 S Baltimore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60633 (773) 646-4015 (gift certificate or delivery)

*Steve’s Lounge: 13200 S Baltimore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60633 (773) 646-1071 (gift certificate or delivery)

Thank you for your cooperation with the new compliances. 


The loss of a loved one can leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress and anxiety and grief that makes events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Opyt Funeral Home will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Opyt Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.

Our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need. Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.

We have added new features for your web experience with us. They include:

  • Ordering flowers directly from our site
  • Enhanced obituaries with a guest book
  • Automatic email subscription when new notices are posted
  • New ways to send condolences such as food gifts and sympathy cards

Please browse our website to learn more about our services and facilities.

About Us

In 1940, Frank F. Opyt graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science and was drafted shortly thereafter into the U.S. Army during World War II where he served as a medic. Upon his return from service, he married Helen Christoff.  In 1947, Frank and Helen Opyt opened the Frank  F. Opyt Funeral Home at 13350 S. Baltimore Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Opyt acquired her Funeral Directors license in 1957. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Opyt worked together to establish a funeral home built on respect, compassion and commitment. After Mr. Opyt’s  passing in January 1991, Mrs. Opyt continued to carry on her dedication to the Funeral Home they built together until her passing in January  2015.

Leo Stodden attended the Worsham College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director in 1986. He began his employment with the  Frank  F. Opyt Funeral Home in 1988 where he had the privilege and honor to work and learn alongside Mr. and Mrs. Opyt. After attending the City Wide Mortuary College and becoming licensed in 1993, Rosario Stodden was invited to work at the funeral home in 1996. Having the opportunity to observe Mrs. Opyt, and their parent’s dedication to the funeral profession; Felicia and Alicia Stodden, Leo and Rosario’s daughters, attended the Worsham College of Mortuary Science and also became licensed funeral directors and embalmers in 2006 and 2013, respectively.

Mrs. Opyt was committed to ensuring that the future of the Opyt name and the loyal and comforting service that she and Frank provided to the community would continue for years to come.  In April 2007, she made the decision to transfer ownership of  the Frank F. Opyt Funeral Home to Leo and Rosario Stodden, whom she trusted and was very confident would carry on the tradition of providing families with the respect, compassion and commitment she and Frank worked so hard to earn and establish.

The Stodden Family collectively have over 70 years of professional experience as licensed funeral directors and embalmers. Their principle focus is to preserve the tradition of a family owned establishment and, in keeping with Opyt’s legacy, to provide the highest level of service to the community with dignity, kindness and understanding.

The Stodden Family recognize that their client families experience one of the most strenuous moments in their lives, and they are devoted to not only providing the necessary support needed but to bring comfort and an understanding during those difficult times.  The Stodden Family wishes to thank  Mr. and Mrs. Opyt for their mentoring and guidance and to Mrs. Opyt for entrusting them with the greatest honor of continuing to serve the community with the same quality of care that she and Frank established in 1947.

What Our Families are Saying TESTIMONIALS

Everyone at Opyt Funeral Home was very professional and caring. Felicia, Alicia and Leo were sincerely compassionate in offering their services. All staff were patient in listening to our requests in detail. They even waited for us to drop off some items for my mom’s wake, in a blizzard. I have never met such nice people who were only happy to answer all our questions and made suggestions when we asked. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The family of Mary Matulauskis March, 2021

Sharon Lilly


    Opyt Funeral Home     13350 S. Baltimore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60633
Tel: 1-773-646-1133


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