We consider it an honor to be chosen by families to care for their loved ones and guide them through this difficult time. We are incredibly grateful to the people we serve who take the time to express their feelings to us about the care they received. Our aim is to serve every person who walks through our door with compassionate, detailed service, and to make the process as simple, supportive, and clear as possible.


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Apollo Moreno’s care and thoughtfulness guided us through the sad time of the loss of my dear husband and will always be a cherished and comforting memory. His patience during the planning and compassionate help throughout was exceptional. Apollo facilitated absolutely everything, every detail, from creating a beautiful portrait of my husband from a cherished family photo along with a keepsake booklet with photos and my husband’s obituary, to arranging the room with flowers, family photos, and moments, to monitoring the food in the break room and its cleanup. We extend a huge and sincere thank you for his kindness and trusted expertise. Truly a gem. Others at Burns Kish were consistently kind and helpful. With respect and gratitude to all.

Susan Puchalski

December 19, 2023

On September 17, 2023 our lives stopped! My nephew Desean Foster had succumb to his autoimmune disease. Desean battled multiple organ failure. Our lives stopped suddenly and we had to plan a funeral! We talked to Emily and she took care of our family and made sure we knew everything and made things easier from the first conversation to making sure we had his ashes! Lorraine and Apollo were also very professional and made sure our family had everything we needed and more. Burns Kish funeral home will forever have a place in our hearts and we thank you!

Joy Morris

October 15, 2023

I came home tonight to care for my mom. We lost our beloved Paul Larson my dad last September. There are no words to describe what the staff did for our family. I came home opened mail and found documents so precious to Thank you. Not all funeral professionals go above and beyond. I’m proud to be a funeral director and know that I would trust no other than the family I trusted to care for my father. Thank you Brian Emily Apollo Lorraine. Dan as well. Burns kish is top of the line. And thank you for doing the extras a year after to celebrate my fathers life. I thank you from bottom of my heart to extend my sincere appreciation for all of you. Renee.


July 21, 2023

I honestly cannot praise Burns Kish Funeral Home enough. The death of my father was heartbreaking and they made this process as easy and stress free as possible. The facility is more than accommodating. I couldn’t be more pleased with the service.

Amy Bejar

July 12, 2023

Brian, Emily and Apollo were wonderful. They helped us get through this tough time. They took such good care of the family and Julie. The visitation was beautiful and so many people that attended told us what a beautiful space we were in.

Susan jadin

May 05, 2023

Many thanks to Emily and Apollo for assisting my family during this sad time. Apollo gave us a full tour of the facility, which was very helpful. Emily answered all of our questions and wrote a beautiful obituary that family members said was very beautiful! We received extremely professional care during our time of need. God bless you!

Lisa Sawyers

March 06, 2023

Apollo and Lorraine were both amazing during this difficult time. My husband's body was sent to Mexico, Lorraine and Apollo took care of all the paperwork. We had visitation here and it was beautiful, everyone told me the next day that the funeral home did a great job. When my husband arrived to Mexico he still looked the way he did when I last saw him here at the funeral home. Thank you Lorraine and Apollo for helping me during this difficult time.

Christina Bustamante

February 14, 2023

Burns Kish did a wonderful job at helping us through a very difficult time. Everyone was so thoughtful and compassionate throughout the process. Especially Emily in helping us plan everything and answer all our questions, Renee in taking care of everything that we needed during and after the service, and Apollo during the mass at the Church. We could not have asked for better. Thank you for everything .

Kelly Rogers

January 12, 2023

From the moment of our first contact with Renee, we knew that our loved one’s arrangements were in the best of hands. She handled every detail and executed them all flawlessly, right down to coordinating the full military honors ceremony at a cemetery since post COVID-19. We are so thankful for how she went above and beyond, even delivering a death certificate to us at a bank that we were trying to close out some final details on several accounts. Thank you Renee, you are considered nothing less than a member of our family!

Neil & Jeanne Pushis

November 25, 2022

I’ve been a licensed funeral director for almost 30 years. I help so many but now I needed help. I work at Burns Kish funeral home. Brian Burns, Tom Burns, and staff were there every step of the way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for holding my hand for my loss. Brian, my family will never forget your time and dedication you gave to us and for giving my family and I the feeling of safety and knowing that my precious dad is good hands. Thank you again Burns Kish; especially Brian, Tom, and Mike M. I’ll never forget. God bless. Renee.

Renee Larson

October 19, 2022

Planning a wake and funeral can easily feel overwhelming. Renee put our minds at ease and made us feel that no detail would be overlooked in the planning and execution of my father-in-law's services. Renee went above and beyond to support us in every way possible. We could not have been more pleased with her knowledge, skill and, above all, kindness. Everything turned out just as we'd hoped, and we are extremely greatful.

Loriann Keilman

October 10, 2022

My sister passed away on 1/13/2022 and it became my very first experience to handle funeral arrangements. She had been like a second mom to me, and her death left me the only remaining child in our family. Upon her death, the hospital where she had been being cared for, called upon Burns Kish to retrieve her body. My very first inquiry to confirm that her body lie there introduced me to Brian Burns. I knew from that first conversation that I needed not consider any other facility to plan her repose. Brian and his staff, all the folks involved, all sincerely patient and professional, I knew there was no reason to look to any other facility for help with her arrangements. The Burns Kish facility is lovely, and so is the staff. They took charge and always wanting to know my thoughts, did a beautiful job. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Their professionalism shines through the sorrow one feels and brightens the day.

Ellen Marie Pace-Candelaria

March 14, 2022

The morning we found that my Brother Donald had passed in his sleep. we were at a lost as what to do and where to start. Being put in contact with Lorraine was a God send. She walked me thru everything and has been there to answer every question you can think of. Their Hammond location is the place to go.

Katherine Joy Procunier

March 09, 2022

Planning my daughters funeral was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do, but the minute I met with Renee I knew with her help I could get through it. She was so kind and caring and walked me through the whole process, her compassion and support was what got me through this difficult time, I felt like I was talking to and old friend. I cannot express enough the gratitude I have for her, angels do walk among us!! Saying thank you to you Renee will never be enough for all that you did to ease our pain and assure us that everything would be taken care of. You are one of the most genuine, kind and caring person I have met and I am forever grateful that our passed crossed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you will never know how much you really did for me and my family. God Bless you! Maria Kallen March 7, 2022

Maria Kallen

March 07, 2022

We are grateful for all your help and services for our dear mother, Janet Simkins if Munster. She is so very missed and you helped us by getting things done, and calling us back

Trudi Kane

March 01, 2022

I needed some informtion about my father, whose funeral was many years ago. Dan Sisk was polite, courterous and extremely helpful. His assistance is greatly appreciated.

Meegan Scovell

February 16, 2022

Let's be honest, no one ever wants to need a funeral director; if it were up to me, I wouldn't have needed one for at least another 20, 30 years but unfortunately that wasn't the case. My father passed away unexpectedly and it's the saddest time of my life to date. My siblings and I met with Renee the day after my dad's passing and I have to say, I truly believe my dad had a hand in putting Renee on our path. Renee was an absolute blessing. She made this extremely sad experience a little more bearable. Her genuine sympathy, her attention to detail, her caring way and ability to get things done, are like no other. Unfortunately, I've been to many funerals before and I've seen how other funeral directors interact with the family and no one comes close or can even hold a candle to Renee. Renee is a huge gem in the Burns Kish crown.  Thank you Renee for everything you did for me and my family during this extremely difficult time.

Martha Rincon

January 19, 2022

My husband recently passed away, and everyone at Burns Kish was so sweet and helpful during this difficult time. We worked with Renee planning the services, and she was with us the day of the funeral. She has gone the extra mile with phone calls and making sure everything is exactly what we wanted. My husband was honored beautifully thanks to all the dedication of Burns Kish. Renee was the perfect balance of a heart of gold and cheering us up in dark moments. A huge thanks to all!


December 17, 2021

My husband passed away recently and Burns Kish did an excellent job guiding me through the cremation process. Whenever I had a question it was answered clearly with compassion. Burns Kish made this difficult time much easier and I am grateful.

Susan A. Lewis

October 16, 2021

My mom passed away and Burns Kish was helpful through the whole process. Every step they were by my side with any questions I had. I am so thankful for them, I had no one else helping in the family and they guided me.


July 06, 2021

We held my mom’s funeral service with Burns-Kish Funeral Homes and they were absolutely amazing to work with. Emily took such great care of us. She could tell our brains were still reeling from our loss and she kept us on track with what we needed to do. She also checked in with us several times prior to the funeral to keep us posted and informed on all the arrangements as they were be taken care of. Everyone at the funeral home was very courteous and very professional and made us feel comfortable during this very challenging time. Even on the day of the funeral when we did not like the way our mom’s hair was combed, she took care of it and changed it so it looked more like what we were familiar with. They were so very accommodating that I don’t feel like I can give them enough praise. I highly recommend this very professional establishment to take care of your loved one and also your family during such an incredibly challenging time. Thank you Emily and thank you Burns-Kish Funeral Home💜

Katherine Zuccarelli

June 21, 2021

Words cannot express how grateful I am to Renee for her assistance, patience, kindness, and professionalism in caring for my family and myself not only during my mother’s funeral, but my father’s as well. It has been a very difficult year and I am writing this months after my father’s passing. Burns Kish handled both my parent’s arrangements, one during the holidays and the other during this pandemic and the staff was a blessing. I highly recommend Burns Kish. Again, thank you for everything...helping make the process less overwhelming, keeping it personal, caring, accommodating, and professional.

Helenka Zeman

February 02, 2021

Hello Renee, I am Mandy's Aunt. I wish I could have been at the services for Leo Sr. I hear you did an amazing job and you were such a rock for Mandy , and I truly appreciate it. I have heard such amazing things about you and I cannot thank you enough. You went above and beyond. You are truly a blessing. Thank you so much for everything! Have a Happy Holiday! And thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely Jennifer L

Jennifer L

December 23, 2020

Dear Renee, Emily and Brian; Thank you so much for your sympathy and help after the passing of my mother. Your kind help made it all much easier. I hope you and yours are doing well. In this season of Giving Thanks, I'm grateful for you. Sincerely Terry B

Terry B

December 23, 2020

I would like to thank Renee Larsen for doing such an amazing job! She is so professional and compassionate. Made a very difficult situation a bit easier. Thank you Renee! God bless you 🙏❤️ From the Leopoldo Mercado service

Renee Romanczuk

December 16, 2020

Dear Renee! Words can not describe how grateful I am for you! You are truly an AMAZING women! You made this difficult time for my family and I so much easier and for that I will be forever grateful! Your compassion and kindness is something I will for ever appreciate. Thank you so much! Your an Amazing women! Keep up the good work! -Mercado Family

Amanda Mercado

December 15, 2020

We would like to express our sincerest thanks to the staff at Burns Kish Munster. Michelle was great at helping us make the most beautiful selection for our mother’s service while we were still in denial. Renee helped so much at the service when there were things that we didn’t even realize had to be thought of. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for the support.

Gayton/ Carrizalez family

December 06, 2020

Dear (Renee), Thank you for all your support during the funeral planning process for my mother. You make the experience one which was special and memorable. Please also thank your wonderful team of people at Burns Kish. Kind Regards,

T Murray Family

October 27, 2020

Dear (Renee), You were so kind, caring and considerate to us. You took your time and helped us through a really difficult time. I will never forget your kind words and actions. You are an extraordinary person. All our best to you now, and always.

R. Anderson

September 23, 2020

Thank you (Renee) for making a difficult situation bearable. I'll never forget you!

L. Anderson

September 23, 2020

Renee Larson helped us through a difficult time made even more difficult during quarantine. We appreciate her kindness, patience and understanding. We highly recommend Burns Kish Funeral Home.

Donna Velgos

April 23, 2020

I highly recommend Burns Kish. The staff is friendly and are very understanding. Everything was perfect for my mom’s funeral.

Barbara Phillips

March 07, 2020

I wanted to thank Renee from the bottom of my heart for putting so much love into our funeral service. It was perfect. Thank you, Renee, for your kindness and compassion at this difficult time -- it really meant a lot to me.

Annette C.

March 04, 2020

We appreciated Renee's help with everything for our funeral. Her attention to detail and compassion did not go unnoticed! She went above and beyond during a very difficult time. She even gave our young Henry extra attention and let him assist her while answering his many questions. Her caring heart meant so much.

Marianne K.

February 11, 2020

We appreciated Renee's help with everything for our funeral. Her attention to detail and compassion did not go unnoticed! She went above and beyond during a very difficult time. She even gave our young Henry extra attention and let him assist her while answering his many questions. Her caring heart meant so much.

Marianne K.

February 11, 2020

The staff at Burns Kish Funeral Home was simply wonderful to work with. It is such a stressful time in anyone's life, the death of a loved one...and they were so comforting, accommodating, professional and helpful. My mom passed suddenly at a time when everyone is celebrating holidays, so, feeling quite lost and overwhelmed, my family was able to get thru it without worry. The staff guided us thru all the details needed. Emily and Renee - I hope I got the names correct-were angels for me. They both were there helping throughout the whole memorial. (can't say enough about how wonderful they were) I wholeheartedly recommend them for the professional, caring, accommodating way we were guided. My family wants to Thank you all at Burns Kish.

Helenka Zeman

February 03, 2020

I would definitely recommend Burns Kish Funeral Home. They took such wonderful care of our Mom. They were all so kind and understanding and patient. I give them a 5 out of 5.

Betty Rueth

December 28, 2019

They did a great job handling all our family needs in a time of weakness. The several times I called, my needs where handled and I loved the flexibility they offer family's when trying to figure out the financials.

Adam P.

December 23, 2019

Wonderful job from the entire staff from beginning to the end. We let them know this was going to be a very big turn out and they made sure to not book another service that day which was great cause we needed the room. [They] helped with every little thing so I didn’t have to as much and I got to spend for time with our family and friends. Amazing job and I wouldn’t go anywhere else this place knows how to take the stress off you during a difficult time.

Justin Sullivan

December 12, 2019

The staff handled the passing of our Dad in the most professional way, They were very accommodating in receiving him from out of state and making sure everything went well with the utmost respect and care. We thank you.

Marie H.

November 30, 2019

I wanted to thank Renee Larson for her kindness and support during a very difficult time. There are no words to express how much it meant to me.

Greg R.

October 01, 2019

Per the Hammond location: "Wonderful group of people that own and work there. Around 20 years ago had to bury my Dad, Mom, Son, and brother all within a few years. Now this year My wife. They are caring and helpful . I would rate them 5 stars and highly recommend their services to everyone."

Andy Habzansky

August 19, 2019

Thank you Emily and Brian for all of your help and compassion during a very difficult time. All of the requests that were asked, you guys did perfectly. You guys went above what I expected and I am grateful for everything. God Bless.

Melissa C.

July 26, 2019

Very Professional. Renee [Larson] and all the staff was really good and professional.

Liliana Moreno

July 24, 2019

Our Mother recently passed a short time ago. My brothers, myself, and other family members had gone to meet with Brian Burns at Burns Kish Funeral Home in Munster. Brian was very kind, compassionate, and understanding of what we were all going through during this deeply emotional time. He spoke with us for an extended length of time while explaining everything and giving us options when we were unsure of particulars. The Munster location is very beautiful and spacious. We were very happy that we were able to create a very special tribute for our Mother. We all miss her dearly. Thank you, Brian, for making this a very personal and memorable experience for our family.

Tarryl Z.

July 12, 2019

Burns-Kish was extremely caring, kind, and dedicated to help us plan such a hard day for our family. The owner Brian allowed us to text him all the random changes and thoughts we had during this time and never complained once. He responded quickly and his staff was gracious and kind as well. Ruth walked me through pre-planning and even stayed late to meet me since I was coming from out of town. Emily was calming and helpful through everything as well and handled everything before we even thought of it. There’s plenty of space inside and outside with a patio and kids room. We set up a video tribute and had couches and a kitchenette area to be as comfortable as our large family needed. I would recommend this company to be at your side and we couldn’t thank them enough.

Lisa B.

July 05, 2019

Burns Kish Funeral Home was in charge for both my Father's funeral and my sister's. They held my hand through the entire process, giving me advice and made a terrible experience tolerable. Their kindness will long be treasured.

Judith G.

June 30, 2019

Burns-Kish Funeral Home in Hammond Indiana was absolutely amazing. The staff was extremely friendly, attentive and they genuinely care about you. There always available to lend a helping hand and answer any questions I had. The attention and care they showed to my family in our time of need was amazing and the attention to detail they showed to my father-in-law was wonderful.

Carrie H.

June 25, 2019

Losing a parent, our Dad, is one of the most painful parts of life. Most thankful for Emily Hagen's thoughtfulness, caring, compassionate ways, making certain every detail was addressed which lightened our pain during this most difficult time. Staff was wonderful and professional as well.

Debbie Dunajski Kwiecien

June 25, 2019

Exceptionally compassionate, caring and professional service during such a difficult was so refreshing! Really listened to our wishes, listened to concerns and offered suggestions when appropriate. Allowed our family the relief of having a very respectful and appropriate time with our loved one, while honoring a beautiful life. All details were tended to in a timely manner, and still are as we walk through business matters. We as a family, could not have asked for anything more or better care/respect for us or our deceased loved one. Highly recommend their services in your time of need. Gave our family great peace.

Peggy O.

May 29, 2019

Don't be fooled by grandiose funeral chapels surrounded by lots of asphalt that may currently be the most popular place to go but if you were wise, you'd drive right on by and head to Burns Kish Funeral Home, a long trusted, an established company that has a great reputation to back it. We had a funeral go through Burns Kish and we were most satisfied and pleased but like fools we didn't go to where we were treated honestly, professionally and respectively the next time a death occurs. Instead of staying with Burns Kish, we drove up the street where our family trust was violated, we were told lies, gouged in price and told we were the worst family ever. However, they couldn't answer me as to how they came to this awful conclusion. Funeral homes should never advocate for familial unity when their was none prior to the passing of the decedent. They shouldn't pass judgement or stick their nose where it doesn't belong, to put it mildly. Unfortunately, we weren't at Burns Kish. We learned a great lesson and will do my best to spread the news. Burns Kish is the best funeral home in Munster. You can trust them to meet your needs at a time of grief and loss. They will respect you. I've been there and I know! Trust is everything when it comes to funeral homes and Burns Kish is a company you can trust Highly Recommended!

John Y.

February 14, 2019

The service, staff, and facilities at Burns Kish are beyond superb. This family-owned business had a personal touch and provided an additional level of comfort to the family and friends who attended the services of our loved one that way beyond what we could have asked. This facility cozy like.a lush home and has an elevator and many beautiful areas to sit and reflect. They gave us the white glove treatment from beginning to end. This facility also has an eating area that was fantastic to place food for attendees which were a huge plus. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Debbie Reynolds

February 12, 2019

My family was very pleased with my Dad’s service. They were very professional yet sympathetic to our grief as well.

Elizabeth Harvey-All

February 11, 2019

In the worse of times they really went above and beyond to help us with all our needs... Thank you, Apollo Moreno.

Beto Ed Alvarez

January 27, 2019

The staff handled the passing of our Mother in a most professional and respectful way. They were very accommodating in receiving her from out of state and making sure every detail regarding the Mass, viewing and burial was addressed with utmost care.

Kathy Scheidt

December 13, 2018

Excellent staff. Everyone were very professional and made the planning of the funeral easy. I highly recommend them to everyone.

Cheryl Angelich

October 10, 2018

I had my husbands funeral there in August. They were most helpful and caring with all my family and always there for any of our questions or needs. They did a wonderful job with everything and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a funeral home. Definitely a 5 star experience for me.

Betty Rivera

September 28, 2018

I appreciated all of the planning, care, and concern shown to our family from everyone at Burns-Kish Funeral Home when my mother passed away. I would recommend this business to anyone because of their empathy and commitment to detail.

Alexis Leitgeb

September 09, 2018

Staff was very courteous and nice. They helped put together a beautiful service for my father. Brian even adjusted our route to the cemetery so we could drive my dad passed his home one more time. A staff member was always walking around and checking on guests. The professionalism and empathy this staff showed us made for a very warming and memorable goodbye to a wonderful man.

Sarah Haak

September 06, 2018

I had my mom's funeral there July 3rd they did a beautiful job and very helpful from the beginning til the end of her services. Thank you for all of your help and would recommend them to anyone that ask.

Ninji Mendoza

August 01, 2018

Please accept our sincere gratitude for all of your help and compassion in our time of need. You went above and beyond with all of your help. Thank you, the Thompson Family.

Susan Papai

May 22, 2018

My mother-in-law (Marge Loehrke) was very pleased with the funeral planning for her Aunt Phyllis. Burns-Kish were very understanding, professional and courteous. They made themselves available for all our families needs and requirements. Thank you!

Phil Sichhart

April 23, 2018

Emily and the Burns-Kish team were wonderful -- compassionate, competent, and friendly. Everything was seamless. I would recommend them to anyone.

Marc D Sokol

February 08, 2018

Burns-Kish was very helpful with providing information on all the funeral needs: Where to hold a luncheon, sending thank you notes, obtaining the death certificates, and a post funeral check list. Their staff was sincere in the care that they gave us. We were very satisfied with their services.

Mary Smith

February 02, 2018

Kind and compassionate people! Biggest funeral home I've been to. We come from a big family and most of us live in Chicago. So it was huge, plus close to the expressway. Not only did we have access to one lounge but both. The visitation room was very big. Perfect for our family and friends. Another plus was they had a child play room. That's a huge help for those who have children. Most funeral homes are small, but not this one. The weather was horrible when we had the wake. Many people arrived late into the evening. That being said, we lost track of time and left at 10pm. Most places would've announced the wake was over, but not here. Very respectful, kind, and compassionate people at Burn-Kish Funeral Homes. On behalf of the Ruano family we would like to thank you for making us feel part of your family, and making such a difficult moment a bit easier. Thank you and God Bless everyone at Burn-Kish Funeral Homes.

Stacy 'Chiquis' Garcia

February 01, 2018

Burns Kish took very good care of our family. I couldn't have asked for a better service during that difficult time. Services were excellent for our grandfather. Would recommend them!!

The Tichenor Family

January 24, 2018

Kind and compassionate, Emily and Brian were great in helping us plan services for our Father. They assisted with the newspaper for obit, church, florists, video, etc. and every detail was noted. The facility is clean, welcoming and warm. The Cafe area for family members to take a break is a great bonus. Those can be long days and nights, so that was really nice. We have a lot of family from Chicago, so the location was perfect for family members to get off of the expressway and find the funeral home in Munster. Thank you to everyone at Burns Kish Funeral Home for making a difficult time that much easier!

Sarah Portone

January 22, 2018

I would highly recommend the Burns-Kish Funeral Home in Munster, Indiana. The staff was responsive, respectful and patient. Emily and Brian were very professional and accommodating as they handled all aspects of the wake and funeral service. They made my family, friends and I feel comfortable and at ease during this difficult time.

Michele Mach

January 18, 2018

Burns-Kish Funeral Home, and especially Emily, were wonderful during the hardest time of my life. Both of my parents passed away unexpectedly nine weeks from each other. Emily made everything easy and simple which I am grateful for. I highly recommend Burns Kish.

April Luna

January 13, 2018

[They have] a very professional staff, courteous and kind. It is equipped with a play area for young children and a nice size kitchen area for family. I highly recommend this funeral home.

Laurie Gacsko

September 24, 2017

Words can not express how grateful I am to Burns Kish Funeral Home for taking such good care of us and our family as we prepared to say goodbye goodbye to our son. Thank you.

Pamela Serna

February 22, 2017

Burns Kish and the staff (Emily) helped me tremendously when I did not find my flowers. I was panicking during this most difficult of times. Burns Kish has handled most of our family's passings, they've always been good.

Kathy Boswinkle

December 29, 2016

"It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for all [Renee Larson] has done for our family during this difficult time. We so appreciate [her] and all of her support, help and especially love. [She] is amazing.

Kristin H.