320 Vine Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 234-0022
Fax: (847) 234-7959

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.


A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Our Experienced Staff

Our staff at Wenban Funeral Home strive to continue to carry on the principles, standards and morals on which this business was founded.

Each of the staff members at Wenban Funeral Home is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.

Thaddeus M. Larkowski, Owner / Funeral Director

Ted graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science (Chicago) in 1964.  He served his apprenticeship at Wenban Funeral Home and continued with the funeral home until 1967.  He left Wenban Funeral Home in 1967 to pursue an opportunity to purchase a funeral home in Chicago, which he owned and operated from 1967 until 1976.  Ted rejoined Wenban Funeral Home in 1976 and purchased the funeral home from then owner, George “Sonny” Wenban, Jr.  

Ted has served on both the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association as President from 1990 until 1992 and The Illinois Funeral Directors Association Legislative and Political Action Committee from 1992 to 1993.   In June of 2005 Ted received the Distinctive Service Award from the Illinois Funeral Directors Association in recognition of more than forty years of honorable service to the funeral profession.

Ted enjoys spending time with his wife Terri, sons Ted, Tim and Troy and his ten grandchildren.

Timothy J. Larkowski, Owner / Funeral Director

Tim completed his Mortuary Science studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1986 and later served his internship with Wenban Funeral Home.  He obtained his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.  He currently resides in Arlington Heights, IL with his wife and three children.